Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

July 10, 2018 There are city parks and then there is “Garden of the Gods”. It is hard to believe this is actually a city park but in actuality it is a National Natural Landmark right in the middle of Colorado Springs, managed and maintained by the city and free to the public, how lucky … Continue reading Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

Crested Butte, Colorado

July 1-8, 2018 The last time we visited Crested Butte, was 23 years ago for a family ski vacation. Arriving here in the summer is a totally different experience. The mountains are covered with wild flowers and the green of the trees and blue skies are so vibrant that every picture one takes looks like … Continue reading Crested Butte, Colorado

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation Tribal Park

June 28, 2018 When we travel, we are always looking for a WOW factor and Monument Valley was definitely a Wow destination. If you love western movies you can just picture John Wayne riding down these canyons in “ Stagecoach”, “Rio Grande” or “She wore a yellow ribbon”, as well as some modern movies “Forrest … Continue reading Monument Valley, Navajo Nation Tribal Park

Telluride, Colorado

June 27, 2018 Day trips are one of my favorite things to do, so I’m very lucky that my husband Leo likes to drive. He really enjoys driving especially on scenic highways. Colorado 145 from Dolores to Telluride is one of those beautiful drives than in itself would be worth doing, but having the goal … Continue reading Telluride, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

June 26 We really didn’t appreciate the vastness and uniqueness of this park until we drove into the visitor center and realized that there was another 20 miles of mostly uphill switchback roads ahead of us, reaching an elevation of over 8000 feet just to get to the ranger office where most of the hikes … Continue reading Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis is the gateway to the West, so it was only fitting that we stopped here on our way East.... ok I admit that the anology doesn't work as well if you're coming from the West but we are headed home to North Carolina after a 2  1/2 month westward tour. Besides, Leo was … Continue reading Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO