Category Archives: Outdoors

Cactus Lesson at Devil’s Backbone

As long as there are bugs, plants, and critter noises scattered about, young children will be entertained by the wild. On Saturday July 24, 2010, we just looked out the window at breakfast and decided …

RMNP With Friends (photos)

What fun to host old friends visiting from Oregon a few weeks ago. We spent a day touring the Rocky Mountain National Park, following Trail Ridge Road to the Alpine Visitor Center where Richard and …

The Sunrise Yurt

“What’s a yurt?” I hear that at least half the time I mention the word. It’s a hut-shaped canvas tent on a wooden frame and deck, equipped with bunk beds, a table and chairs, and …

The Good Kind of Sore

Last month I took my first “Spin and Tone” class twice a week at Aztlan. After three pregnancies (my final baby now 15 months old) I have no abs, unless you count belly fat hidden …

Well Gulch Nature Trail

After a terribly long and icy Colorado winter, what a nice surprise to enjoy beautiful weather during Spring Break last week. Daddy took a day off work and we enjoyed a family hike at Lory

Altitude Does That

Here we are atop Pikes Peak on a weekend trip to Colorado Springs for the Pikes Peak Open badminton tournament in 2003 . We brought home bronze medals for C mixed doubles. I didn’t do …