“One’s most effective work can grow out of first learning to do nothing well.” Backpacking with the Saints, Belden Lane P. 215 Americans only see ourselves as productive if our calendars are full and we are really busy. The pandemic hit this notion hard when we learned that the world did not revolve around our … Continue reading Resting Well
Beaver Creek, Colorado is located west of Vail and accessible through Avon, Colorado. The Gondola or open chair lift lifts you to the ski restaurant at 10,200 feet altitude. Reservations are suggested and it is open with weather permitting from Memorial Day in May to Labor Day in September during the week. You cannot take your … Continue reading Beaver Creek Beauty
Have you ever walked and prayed? Taken a prayer walk? When I see something spectacular in nature on a hike, I say ‘thank you God for this beauty’. My friend and I decided to try the different methods of prayer outlined in the book “Want to Hear God? Connect with Him in Prayer” by Nancy … Continue reading Prayer Walk Miracle
The High Chaparral Open Space is my neighborhood’s nearby hiking space with views to Pikes Peak, manageable 1.5 miles of trails, a lookout place to the Front Range of the Rockies with 200 mile views on a clear day, and wildflowers and wildlife. It was gifted in perpetuity to the Parks and Recreation Department and … Continue reading Encroaching Progress
The city of San Antonio is slowly reopening after a year of Covid and a disastrous freeze in February 2021. The Riverwalk in the middle takes us to the reclaimed Pearl District for a birthday celebration in the Hotel Emma. It was a cool evening to stroll and listen to street musicians and live bands … Continue reading San Antonio Riverwalk Celebration
Why would you move to Brownwood, Texas from Colorado Springs, Colorado? Buying a second home sight unseen having never been to Brownwood, relocating for one-third of the year 11 hours away, and moving with only what we could get into two vehicles was definitely a “leap of faith.” There is no hiking in flat Brownwood. But…. … Continue reading Brownwood, Texas? Why?
Our final Sedona Vortex search took me back to Boynton Canyon for a supposedly quick hike. I had been there in 2019 on the same path visiting the same tree. I know the way to go. For sure. Wrong turns happen and I headed off through the brush on another path. After about ten minutes, … Continue reading Resolute Family Vortex Seekers
A road trip to Payson, AZ, “up in the mountains” and east of Sedona a couple of hours took several unexpected detours in November. The town itself was not very big, but is a crossroad for agriculture and ranching in the area. The new Dutch Brothers coffee shop in town was busy even in Covid … Continue reading Winding Sedona Side Trip
Steamboat Lake State Park is about one and half hours north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It is a sizable lake and there were a few people boating, kayaking, and one lady napping on her paddleboard. The summer cabins were closed, a skeleton crew were at the visitors centers, and Covid had limited the people to the … Continue reading Survival of Beauty
Fish Creek Falls – what a name. I do not see how any fish would survive the falls or the rapidly flowing creek. It was cool and dark in the shadows of the mountain walls. It is 165 foot falls which is big in Colorado. This walk is “one of the most popular” in Steamboat Springs, … Continue reading Fish Creek?