A Christmas Miracle

The plan was to spend a couple of days in Chicago exploring which is technically what happened, but it’s the other things that also happened which make this story worth telling. Amazingly we somehow drove into Chicago hitting no traffic whatsoever, which gave us more time to grumble about the number of tolls you are forced to pay … Continue reading A Christmas Miracle

Living and Nothing Else

As I pulled up to the beach and looked out at the water I was overcome by the feeling of disappointment. I had a plan. I was going to swim for exercise in the calm morning waters but apparently, Mother Nature didn’t get the memo. The wind was whipping and the waves were crashing one … Continue reading Living and Nothing Else

Taking the long way to Rocky Mountain NP

  Since we were based out of Colorado for the summer my mom and her long time friend came to visit us from Michigan via train. They had big plans to squeeze as much in as they could while visiting so as soon as they arrived we got busy.   First we headed south from … Continue reading Taking the long way to Rocky Mountain NP

Road Trip to Mesa Verde NP

The munchkin and I left Buffalo Creek, CO for our road trip with a special guest appearance by Ian for the 1st couple days, which meant that this was now a caravanning road trip, or gypsy train or something. Our first stop dictated by a need to whiz was FairPlay. It’s just a teeny town … Continue reading Road Trip to Mesa Verde NP

Roadtrip to Yellowstone

  The time has come to relinquish ourselves to the open road. I have made lists and created piles of stuff in several corners of the house in preparation for this adventure to Yellowstone. At some point one must stop planning and start doing. The doing portion begins with packing the car.   Load-Up: I … Continue reading Roadtrip to Yellowstone

Colorado Culture Second Edition

  As my time spent living here draws to a close I feel it’s time to offer the second edition of what I have experienced as Colorado Culture. I have now seen more of Colorado than most states that I’ve lived in for several years and this is what I’ve witnessed. Let us begin in … Continue reading Colorado Culture Second Edition