• Adventures

    Retired Geocache

    We discovered Geocaching back in 2001 when our kids were still pretty young. It’s such a fun family activity, especially in our area. Early on–in August 2002–we decided to place a cache of our own near our home in Kellogg, Idaho. After filling a coffee can with an assortment of trade items, we set off up the mountain to place…

  • Adventures

    National Forest Day Trip

    We don’t currently have a trailer, so we haven’t been doing much camping lately. Maybe we’ll be able to get one by next summer. However, the next best thing is a day trip to the mountains. One of our favorite weekend activities, if you hadn’t noticed, is to head out on a Sunday afternoon drive. This past weekend we chose…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Little Free Library

    Living in the city the past couple of years has definitely been an adventure. I will admit I don’t love it, but there are advantages. So much to see and do. Much I don’t care to see and do, but that’s beside the point. Side note: Did you know the population of the greater Denver area is approximately twice the…

  • Adventures

    Tent Camping in the Rockies

    Lyle says he thinks it’s time to concede that we are too old for tent camping. All I’m willing to concede is that I miss our trailer! Even though we live close to the Rocky Mountains, this past weekend was only the second time we’ve gone camping since we moved to Colorado. So far we’re averaging once per summer. Turns…

  • Adventures

    Route 66

    Trying to pretend the Interstate running parallel to our left is not there, and visualizing what it might have been like to travel across New Mexico 50 years ago. "Gettin' my kicks…"

  • Adventures

    Harvest Time

    For our second day-trip of the week, on Saturday we headed to the Green Bluff area to pick apples and enjoy other harvest-y type activities. It was a gorgeous day… which made it nice to be out-and-about… ….but then everybody else and his Uncle Joe thought so, too. All the farms were pretty crowded. We visited several farms in a…

  • Lifestyle

    Mountain Sunset

    Yesterday afternoon: And so… yesterday evening…  We found a spot along the road with a good view of the western sky…  The sun was beginning to go down…  Lyle gets tired of me taking his picture all the time… so let’s try a self-portrait of the two of us together… Um… yeah… let’s try that again….  This time I cut…