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Road Trips

Roadtrip: Turquoise Lake near Leadville, CO

“I’ve been star-ing at the edge of the water, as long as I can remember…”

If you have a young girl you’re probably familiar with this lyric from Disney’s Moana. L sings it inside, outside, in the car and even on stage at her school’s talent show. But my favorite rendition may be on the rocky beach of Turquoise Lake. We haven’t made a family trip to the ocean yet, but we will eventually. In the meantime, we’ll visit the sandy shores of our mountain lakes, watch the waves roll in and listen to the girls sing How Far I’ll Go.  Continue reading “Roadtrip: Turquoise Lake near Leadville, CO”

Silverton, CO Part 1: So I Married a Cruiser Guy

Like most couples my husband and I have a lot in common but we also have our unique interests and hobbies. I think of it as a Venn diagram. Because- see below- I like lists. Continue reading “Silverton, CO Part 1: So I Married a Cruiser Guy”

Celebrating our National Parks’ 100-Year Anniversary Part III: Yellowstone

We climbed out, and when the truck door shut, I realized this was the darkest dark I had ever been in. Funny, you think you know dark. But then there is the dark that you can’t see your hand inches in front of your face. This dark is heavy and accompanied by the creepy gurgle of a nearby geyser. And this is bear country. We turned on our flashlights and pointed in the direction of the geyser. Continue reading “Celebrating our National Parks’ 100-Year Anniversary Part III: Yellowstone”

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