On the Road Again…

With my mind full of anticipation and wonder, I could hardly sleep on this particular Wednesday night.  I laid awake knowing I have so many things to pack in my car to leave for this very impromptu adventure in the morning.  I had to prepare for a wedding celebration 8 hours away and a week…

A Fruitful Foodful Weekend in Denver

Pisco Sour 3-4 oz Pisco 1-2 oz squeezed lemon juice (I like lemon, but lime works just the same & is great too) 1 egg white 3/4 oz homemade simple syrup (I prefer to use Mauritian sugar cubes or use my fine homemade vanilla sugar) Drinkrections:  Shake it til you can’t shake it no mo’!~  Then…

Denver Urban Homestead Tour

As I have mentioned in a previous post or two, Cyrus and I bought a house and will soon be moving into our first home!  He has been doing most of the gardening research and pre-planning as I have been studying how to raise chickens.  I found out about this self guided Urban Homestead Tour…

Exploring Wild Wyoming

Prepping for camping was tough but half the fun!  I just loved to start thinking about being out there days before our road trip began, cooking in our new cast iron pot and skillet out in Wyoming’s wilderness on our new camp stove.  I pre-made a Mexican casserole, Shish kabobs, homefries, and Browned Butter Strawberry…

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…

Neder Nederland

You’ll find a treasure if you stay there… A breathtaking drive on the way to the trail head    The trail to Crater Lakes – James Peak Wilderness Follow Crater Lakes Trail as it climbs steeply for a mile and crosses the narrow spit of land between the two main lakes.  We took a 6 mile trail because…

Where the Red Fern Grows

Return to Natural Falls State Park Spotted Jewelweed-  This flower is also known as Touch-me-not because of its unusual method of seed dispersal.  When the seed pods become ripe, the slightest touch or swift breeze triggers a pop that sends the seeds up to four feet away. Unlike most wildflowers, Jewelweed is an annual, which means its only way…

Let the Blood Moon Begin

I wish I would’ve had my camera earlier but didn’t think it would work this well.  I began watching at about 7:15 last night and then went home to get my camera around 8:15 realizing I could then experience it at my place.  I started shooting pictures at the partial umbral eclipse phase, up until the…

John Denver Sanctuary 

This precious gem of Aspen is a peaceful and serene spot for meditation and reflection.  We stumbled upon it behind our lovely brunch spot (on Hotel Jerome patio) during a cloudy walk through town on our final day in Aspen.           I just realized he died on my 15th birthday…           …

Getting lost in the rocky mountain hills of Chandler Park

I grew up just a few miles down the road and used to love going to summer camp here until I was about 11 years old. Today I’m exploring a new area of the park. I definitely should have worn my trail shoes. The trail and rocks were still wet and muddy, so I was…