Shari and I drove up to the Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday. We wanted to see the gorgeous yellow and red aspen leaves that invariably appear around this time. Our initial plan was to drive through the entire park but we had to be flexible when we learned upon our arrival that Trail Ridge Road … More 10-2-22 Rocky Mountains
I finished another #30 before 40 item! I went to the top of Pike’s Peak. Shari and I went down to Colorado Springs last week and my parents treated us to a trip up the mountain. I so enjoyed the day – a visit is well worth it. We happened to go on the perfect … More 8-29-22 Pike’s Peak or Bust!
There are so many towns in and around the mountains here that I can’t even claim I’ve even driven through half of them, let alone stopped to visit. But the handful of towns that I have had the privilege of exploring, I always find enjoyable. Getting out of the Denver Metro area may seem like … More What I like Wednesday: Colorado Mountain Towns
Rocky Mountain National Park is in my blood. My parents vacationed there while my mother was pregnant with me and I’d like to think that all the lovely sights, smells, and sense of freedom my mother experienced, passed down to me. I was hooked. I’m incredibly privileged that many summers of my childhood were spent … More What I like Wednesday: Rocky Mountain National Park (and fall colors)
Tuesday morning I got up early to attend a meeting for work. It meant I was privileged to see the sunrise. I’m the kind of person that HATES getting up in the dark. Winter is hard on me because I wake up in the dark and then I drive home and spend the evening in the … More Tuesday morning sunrise
I promise, this is the last Grand Lake post! I know it’s been two full weeks since I’ve been back but we did some fun stuff that I want to talk about! I didn’t just go hiking while I was up there. I also spent time in the house we stayed at and in the … More Grand Lake Part 4: The end
The last time we were in Grand Lake, Gene, Kevin, and I had hiked to Mount Ida. Gene and I wanted to do it again this year so we came up with a plan. We got up at 5:15 AM and had my dad, who was nice enough to get up that early too, drive … More Grand Lake Part 3