Christopher Cross released this song about ‘riding like the wind’ to the border of Mexico. Wind in the Spring in Texas reminds me of this song. We do not go outside to see how hot it is, we test the wind. It was really windy and the water was rough on our first Kayak trip … Continue reading “Ride Like the Wind”in Texas
“The only indispensable item I pack (on a backpacking trip) is a capacity for amazement,” says Beldon Lane in ‘Backpacking with the Saints’ p. 91. For a moment upon meeting the my house guest husky Kemah, I was amazed. She is large, black and white and has beautiful blue eyes. Her soft hair has been … Continue reading Amazing Capacity
Waiting for Taz, our twelve-year-old Schipperke dog to be treated at the Veterinary School in Ft. Collins, Colorado, we decided to sneak out for a quick hike in the nearby hills. This area had been threatened by fire in 2020 and I wanted to see how close the fire had come to this area. We … Continue reading Peaceful Poudre
l am glad to say Taz survived the cancer tumor surgery, the big hematoma bruise after climbing and tearing out the inside stitches. He has a few more years of adventures and walks in the life of Taz. Our hiking dog Taz had a fatty tumor between his leg and groin that continued to grow. Finally … Continue reading Last Big Hike?
Burnet, TX – pronounced “Burnet, like durn it or learn it”… for a long 12 hour day searching for Bluebonnets in central Texas. As it seems in all the small towns in Texas, there is a center square surrounding the County Courthouse in the ‘County Seat’. on ‘the square’ in Covid masks and continued social distancing … Continue reading Streams and Dreams
We scheduled a two-day retreat at ‘TK Ranch’ south of Breckinridge, Texas. Who know so many towns in Colorado have the same names in Texas towns but with a very different look? Breckinrideg: Ranch versus mountain town. The beautiful Bunkhouse had three private bedrooms with bath and slept 12 people. (Available through VRBO). There were … Continue reading Ranch Retreat and Ranch Repeat
We have to transition from training to enjoyment of hiking. I have decided my word for the pandemic is adaptable.
The ridge between northern and southern Umbrian forests grows the magical black truffles famous in many Italian dishes. On our hike to the ‘ecotourism’ Bartoli Farm, it begins to rain as fog rolls in and covers the mountains with mist. ( Patrico sul Monteluco, email@example.com) The farm is a working farm and is available for dining tourists and … Continue reading AGRITOURISM – Truffle Farm
“Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Take your son Shear-jashub and go out to meet King Ahaz. You will find him at the end of the aqueduct that feeds water into the upper pool, near the road leading to the field where cloth is washed. Tell him to stop worrying. Isaiah 7:3 NLT Collepino, Italy is a small … Continue reading Collepino and the Aqueduct