Kayaking, Hiking, and Wildlife in Grand Lake, Colorado, the “Western Gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Kayaking, Hiking, and Wildlife in Grand Lake, Colorado, the “Western Gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park

Grand Lake is the “western gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Surrounded by mountains and sitting at 8,369 feet, the lakeside scenery is stunning. There are quaint cabins and sprawling homes dotting the shoreline.  It is home to Colorado’s largest natural lake and one of the oldest yacht clubs in the west.  I had visited … Continue reading

Three Nights in Telluride: Waterfalls, Al Fresco Dining and Hiking Fun
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Three Nights in Telluride: Waterfalls, Al Fresco Dining and Hiking Fun

Telluride, Colorado, is one of my favorite places on earth. I get drawn into the Victorian architecture of the historic downtown. Its mining history is fascinating. Telluride is an outdoor adventure playground for weekend warriors to extreme athletes. My friends, the Thomas family, from Texas were originally going to spend two nights as part of … Continue reading

History and Outdoor Adventure During a One Night Stay in Ouray, Colorado
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History and Outdoor Adventure During a One Night Stay in Ouray, Colorado

With its rugged surroundings in a canyon at the base of the San Juan Mountains, Ouray is called “the Switzerland of America.” The town has had the nickname since the late 1800s. Its downtown has been designated as a National Historical District. It’s where natural wonders like sulfur-free hot springs blend with the historic mining … Continue reading

Girls R&R Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas
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Girls R&R Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas

I was desperate to see the ocean and to spend time with one of my closest friends. On June 4th, after almost 12 weeks of being landlocked and 10 of those weeks by myself in my condo, I took my first flight since mid-February. My destination was a quick stop in San Antonio then road … Continue reading

How to Spend 3 Days Exploring Colorado Springs
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How to Spend 3 Days Exploring Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs was founded as resort town in 1871.  It’s Colorado’s second largest city and home to more than 60 man-made and natural attractions.  It’s home to America’s Mountain, Garden of the Gods, U.S. Air Force Academy, Olympic City USA, a zoo on a mountain and is not far from the highest suspension bridge in … Continue reading