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?
Upper Minnesota wilderness gave us the opportunity to kayak and canoe in the Boundary Waters near Canada. Hiking trails were not as easily available as the water – so we switched to upper body exercise for two days. The temperature was in the 80s – perfect for watersports. Another Midwest Hiker Blogger had mentioned the … Continue reading WARNING to WARNING
The hardest thing in my hiking as I age is change. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 NIV My desire to hike long distances above four … Continue reading Sixty Hiking
We have to transition from training to enjoyment of hiking. I have decided my word for the pandemic is adaptable.
The black cow lowers its head and watches us carefully as it chews on the grass. In the distance it has seen the little white dog in the grass. The little white dog becomes intertwined with its genetic calling. A schipperke was bred to nip at the heels of horses along the canals in Belgium. Taz, our … Continue reading Cow Jumped over the Moon