Family Life

It’s Been A While… Time for an Update!

Hello! It has been ages since we have posted an update here… Life’s adventures certainly haven’t stopped, we just haven’t reported on them in a while. Update We are, of course, still in the Denver area. Since our last post I resigned from my job (yet again) to start my own business which is coming…

Family Life

K’s Dad’s Visit

My dad also came for a visit around the end of summer. We did our best to give him a whirlwind tour of the area since he was only here for a weekend.  There are so many things to see in this area that we spent a lot of time driving around and sightseeing. Our…

Travel Destinations

Mt. Bierstadt

Mt. Bierstadt is generally considered one of the easiest of Colorado’s 14,000+ foot mountains to climb.  Although there is nothing easy about climbing steep trails at that altitude. From the top of Mt. Evans, Mt. Bierstadt’s summit is less than a mile and a half away.  After driving up there twice, C and I had…

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Redwoods National Park

Redwoods National Park is a strange mixture of State and National Parks.  When the national park was founded there were already several state parks in the area, so the national park just fills in the space around them.  It made it a little confusing at first to try and plan what we wanted to see,…

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Florence, OR

Our last stop on the Oregon coast was the area around Florence, OR.  My family used to go camping in Honeyman State Park when I was little, so it was a bit of a trip down memory lane since this was my first time back here in 15 years or so. On our way down…

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Colchuck Lake Hike

We hadn’t heard of this hike until my sister’s husband mentioned it during our stay in Spokane.  We had every intention of doing some hiking while in the Leavenworth area, but we didn’t think we’d know of any awesome hikes until we arrived in the area and maybe checked with the local National Forest ranger…

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Spokane Rock Climbing

There were so many places to go climbing in and around the area that we ended up just picking a couple to scout out and then climb later.  Due to their close proximity, we chose Minnehaha and The Rocks of Sharon.  We heard that some of the best climbing in the area was in Post…

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Lolo Hot Springs and Missoula, MT

The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind.  We have been visiting with family almost the entire time and have also been really active.  Now it is catch-up time! After our stay in Arco, ID, we continued north to a little tourist trap called Lolo Hot Springs.  It was about a 40 minute drive…