Sawtooth National Forest in Sun Valley

I couldn’t let it go unsaid how much I appreciated the area of Sun Valley.  The little towns of Ketchum, Sun Valley, Stanley, and Salmon make up a beautiful area.  I stumbled upon the well known Sawtooth Brewery and a symphony concert that evening at the colorful Sun Valley Inn and Lodge.  I could have…

Foster Dog and Friends

Meet sweet pea Penny!  I found her at the Denver Animal Shelter by accident and decided she needed some major TLC.  When I first met Penny, it was’t love at first sight at least for her…but I do think it was love at first smell!  See Penny really couldn’t see, because her hair was so…

The New Orleans of Colombia

Only two things went wrong on our first trip together during our 8 days in Colombia, South America: mice men Mice and men made for more entertaining stories on this trip.  I am getting to the mice on this post; bad men will come into play in Medellin. Let’s begin with what went right, choosing…

Hikes Around Evergreen

This beautiful view is found just a few miles up from my house on the way to Evergreen Mountain.  This is my new friend and hiking partner Katie (the wife of our realtor).I packed a thermos of hot tea to enjoy at the peak of our hike.  Here is where we stopped to take in…

Premier Family Visit in Evergreen!

Well, we had our first overnight visitors for a few days.  My brother, niece, and mom came to stay at our new house, and we enjoyed every minute of their time here .  The three nights actually flew by too fast.  On Friday morning, I took the fam over to Breckenridge for the day.  We…

Raining Coffee and Beer

To start the day, I had coffee at Common Grounds prior to an interview in downtown Denver, which I thought went quite well.  Then I walked a ways down the road  and met a friend we all know as Cyrus at Purple Door Coffee.  After doing some work there we had lunch at this awesome…

Magical Times in Monaco

Looking back on my life over the past 10 years I have been very fortunate to travel to some amazing places.  My favorite of these will always be Monaco.  The main reason this place is so dear to my heart is because I lived there after college.  I have returned twice since and came across the pictures…

Down on Broadway

After a long 9 hour somewhat scenic road trip my friend and I made it to Nashville.  This place called Acme with the cutest market store was a great place to fill your hungry belly.  I got the shrimp and grits and barely was able to eat half of it.  I had to save room…

LoHi

This will hopefully be my near future neighborhood! Rootdown:  my favorite restaurant in Denver so far Maci Cafe, this small Italian gem, is authentically Euro!  I felt like I stepped off the streets of LoHi right into Italy.  They have the perfect espressos (Italian style- short and strong!) with the perfect natural crema and the…

Dragonmoon Tea Company

Another whimsical experience at Dragonmoon Tea Co. where I enjoyed a small pot of the creamy smooth Caramel Sugar Oolong   This gem of a tea house features some delectable creations to enjoy with a fine pot of tea.  For lunch I chose the tasty Tomato Parmesan Soup and the warm Gouda Apple Croissant with…

Easter in South Carolina

Bon voyage Nitro…off to the Carolinas to meet your new “Forever Mom” ~Cheers to ♥Nitro♥ touching our lives for 6 wonderful loving months!~  His first flight  After introducing Nitro to his new mommy Abigail, we went to explore this nearby National Park  Bald cypress knees everywhere!    These unfamiliar trees called Water Tupelos predominantly inhabit this area as well.  These are the…

Eat in NOLA 

Muriel’s serves “classic creole with old world elegance” and is located in the middle of all the action in Jackson Square. We started with Pimm’s cup and a bottle wine.A delicious fried green tomato-arugula appetizer We finally got up early enough to score a table at EAT also located in the French Quarter just a couple…