Lucy still had that puppy smell. Even at ten years old and even as she lay in the dimly lit room at the vetinary hospital. The room with the Kleenex box you hope to never visit. Continue reading “Horsetooth Falls Trail: Remembering Lucy”
My grandma’s house in St. Louis had the best double hill. At family gatherings my brother, cousins and I scavenged the basement for cardboard and took turns sliding down. Maybe we did it in the snow? But all my memories are of summer.* Continue reading “Around Town: In Search of the Perfect Starter Hill”
The Sunday after the election we revisited Gateway Natural Area, soaking in some much needed sunshine and mountain air.
Instead of driving by, we stopped. You know the places, the ones you drive by and think, “we really should check that out some day” and then somehow 10 years go by. This fall we finally made a place we’ve passed a million times our destination. Continue reading “Gateway Natural Area”
Sharing love for all things fall with my own kiddos was something I definitely looked forward to as a mama. Pumpkins and babies just go together. Like peanut butter and chocolate.
A Saturday in Fort Collins quickly becomes something special when you visit the farm, playground, and river- all in an afternoon- and all in a single pocket of town. Continue reading “Around Town: Lee Martinez Park and Salyer Natural Area”
When hiking with kids, it’s guaranteed, you’re going to win some, and lose some. On Sunday, we lost. But graciously, I hope. Continue reading “Arthur’s Rock Trail: You Win Some, You Lose Some”
We scoured the brand new Tanglewood Natural Area in the search of trash. It took a couple hours, but we found a pair of socks, a glass jug, some plastic planters, a few pieces of paper and a partial garden hose. We also found a bathtub, but that wouldn’t quite fit in our bag. Continue reading “National Public Lands Day: Tanglewood Natural Area”
I am so thankful to live in an area that deeply values its natural areas. And what better way to show appreciation than to volunteer and help maintain these little pockets of nature throughout town on National Public Lands Day. Continue reading “Upcoming Event: National Public Lands Day”