• Adventures

    Mystery Flower

    Does anybody know what kind of flower this is? It was blooming along the snowy road the day we got stuck in the snow. I thought it was absolutely beautiful… but I have no idea what it is. I was hopeful that maybe it was an edelweiss (you know, like from the Sound of Music?)… but I looked it up…

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    A tumble-down log cabin…

    On our drive in the mountains the other day, we passed this intriguing old building in a clearing by the side of the road. I just had to stop and take some pictures! Wanna explore it with me?I thought you did! C’mon! Let’s go a little closer!I wonder if the tree growing in the middle of it helps support the…

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    Stuck in the snow in May…

    It’s 84 degrees at my house today… our warmest day of the season so far. It was not, however, this warm in the mountains yesterday where we went for a Sunday afternoon drive! We knew there was still a little snow, so it was fun to take pictures of the melting snow along the road……and the merry little mountain streams…

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    Moose sighting!

    This afternoon we went for a family bike ride on a really great trail in our area that used to be railroad tracks. It winds through the mountains and the scenery is spectacular.It was an unusually hot day for our area (right at 100 degrees) and since we haven’t ridden bikes all summer (at least the parents of the family…

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    Helgeson Place Hotel

    One of my favorite things about traveling is the serendipity of discovering unexpected “vintage” experiences along the way. Summer before last we traveled over a long “forgotten” segment of Route 66… and then last month we had the fun of “going by train”. Our trip back in time this weekend features a stay at an old-timey downtown hotel in tiny…