My grandmother Helen was a remarkable woman. She received her nursing degree from Cleveland, Ohio in the 1930’s when women from tiny little backwater Indiana towns did not go away to school. She married a younger man and when she was 28, decided it was time to have a family, so she did. For the next … Continue reading Oh the Joy!
Have you ever had a physical injury limit your hiking or walking? How did you handle the news? Where did you go for help? What helped you recover? Have you ever had a change in your health status? My heart is malfunctioning. I have to wear a Holter monitor for two weeks while we try … Continue reading AAA Limitations
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 tour at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale, AZ began in the early morning. It was a not a traditional hike, as we stood and walked throughout his home site marveling at the architectural designs. Wright purchased the land in the 1930s. Can you imagine Phoenix 90 years ago? It is … Continue reading Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright
….the promise of a new dawn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson What is it about the magic of sunsets? People all over the world remember particular sunsets they have witnessed. The colors, clouds, changing horizon view, and composition of earth and rocks reflecting off of the declining sunlight are charmed. The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to … Continue reading “Every Sunset brings…
Amazing Tree Colors. Inviting running Water. Shining Bright Sun. Temperature Perfect. Clear Nature Smell. Smooth Stacked Rocks and Even Trails. All our senses were delighted by a hike to Red Rock Crossing where Oak Creek flows outside of Sedona, AZ. This is a delightful space to visit in a state park outside of town about … Continue reading Colorful Fall Vortex
The Grand Canyon National Park celebrated its centennial, 1919-2019. Last time I was there was in 1999 to celebrate the New Millennium with my family. Peaceful beauty and amazing views, without tons of people are my memories. We arrived at the Grand Canyon ready with the masks and cleanser after a night in Flagstaff and … Continue reading GC Pandemic Majesty
Whether you are new to an area or a native, an experienced or novice hiker, one of the best ways to get to know people and your surroundings is to hike. You may never put on hiking boots, but people like to walk, even if it is around their neighborhood. There are so many trails, … Continue reading Goal: 500 Miles in 5 Months
I am not being lazy – I have run out of words for the beauty of this area of Colorado called Steamboat Springs. It is a lasting memory and I want to return there again and again to such magnificent nature. Hopefully, the fires will be out next year, and the smoke will not ruin … Continue reading Yampa River Garden
Road trips are not my favorite way to travel.