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

Ouray Chalet Inn
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Ouray Chalet Inn

My first hotel stay since early March and post COVID-19 quarantine was Ouray Chalet Inn in Ouray, Colorado, which has been nicknamed the “Switzerland of America” since the late 1800s. I met some friends from Texas who had road tripped for a week in Ouray and Telluride. Here’s why I decided to stay there:  affordable, … Continue reading

Waterfall Hike at Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado
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Waterfall Hike at Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado

The thunderous roar of falls, feeling the mist kiss your face, and the beauty of the rushing water cascading over rocks make hiking to a waterfall a rite of passage in summer in Colorado. They’re refreshing, mesmerizing and I’ll hike to one any chance I get. One of my favorite waterfall hikes for families is … Continue reading

Manitou Incline is Colorado’s Cardio Holy Grail
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Manitou Incline is Colorado’s Cardio Holy Grail

When I did this hike I posted, “I survived the Manitou Incline!  2000’ vertical gain in a mile = butt kick workout.”  It’s training ground for Olympic and elite athletes to athlete wannabes like me.  Its reputation as one of the toughest trails in Colorado is on point.  I call it Colorado’s cardio holy grail. … Continue reading

Pioneer Paradise at Four Mile Historic Park in Denver
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Pioneer Paradise at Four Mile Historic Park in Denver

Sending time at home these past couple of months has me reminiscing about my childhood and television shows I loved like “Little House on the Prairie.” That got me thinking about my trip over to Denver’s version of prairie life. Denver’s oldest standing structure sits on twelve acres in the heart of the city. I … Continue reading