Colorado <3

Some people never like to hike the same trail twice, but for me the first time I typically visit a place, I move quickly to get to the summit, and it’s the next visit where I take my time and stop to enjoy the views. Growing up in Arizona, there was really only one season … More Colorado ❤

It’s a Beech

No, I mean, literally, the park has a beach! It seems every summer I’m caught by surprise at how crowded the popular trails close to the Denver area are. Apparently arriving at 9am at one of the less popular entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park was already too late to snag a parking spot. Soooo … More It’s a Beech

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Cool, mountain spring time is the perfect time to jump into some HOT SPRINGS, and not those commercial ones where it’s just a giant pool filled with screaming toddlers and their parents. A group of us hiked up to Rainbow Hot Springs, one of the better known natural springs in the state. It’s about a … More Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Ho, Ho, Ho

Happy Holidays! So in Arizona, we’d typically celebrate Christmas in shorts and t-shirts. Not so much in Colorado.  Some friends reserved spots in a CMC hut so over the long weekend, while others were enjoying eggnog in the warmth and comfort of their living rooms, we headed to the mountains through blizzards and over icy … More Ho, Ho, Ho

Viva Las Vegas

The beautiful thing about Colorado is that most people living here are transplants from somewhere else too, and even on holidays like Thanksgiving it’s easy enough to find company for a ‘Friendsgiving’ roadtrip to Vegas. We took five days to drive there and hike through Mesa Verde (ancient cliff dwelling), Zion (Angel’s Landing), Buckskin Gulch … More Viva Las Vegas

And the Whole World Went Dark in the Blink of an Eye

Like most Coloradoans at the end of August, we hastily packed and hopped onto I-25 heading north, into the path of totality. It was my first visit to the state of Wyoming, and it didn’t disappoint. We decided on a two night backpacking trip in the Medicine Bow National Forest Area, and then drove east … More And the Whole World Went Dark in the Blink of an Eye

Bronson does NY(C)

I recently visited NYC for the first time, and what an interesting experience it was – crowds, skyscrapers, overpriced dinners, a myriad of different pizzerias to try (brick oven thin crust definitely wins over deep dish – sorry Windy City folks),  and a million things happening everywhere all at once. It was a bit overwhelming … More Bronson does NY(C)