I don’t remember exactly what year it was, but I think I was in fifth grade. I do remember being incredibly excited to be going to a concert. My first real concert.
My parents were taking my sister and me to see Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in Columbia, SC. Continue reading
A big thank you to Jules Wallace, who kept at it until it was the blue I was looking for. You can find her at DJ’s Hair Shoppe in Edwards, CO. Call her at 970.926.8844 to make an appointment (she’s awesome with all color–not just blue!). Continue reading
If you live in Colorado, climbing a 14er seems like a rite of passage that everyone has experienced. Sure, the fit guys and girls that also run marathons and kayaked down the Colorado River have checked off that particular activity, but it’s not just them. The elderly gentlemen sitting down the bar from you? Yep, he just climbed one last weekend. The hyper child running around in WalMart? Yep, she skipped up one the other day. Even the dogs have climbed a 14er.
At least, that’s what it seemed like to me. Continue reading
I was able to cross one more thing off of my List yesterday: trying stand up paddleboarding (SUP). It’s an activity/sport that I’ve been wanting to try since I first saw someone paddling around in Sayulita, Mexico. It seemed like a peaceful, graceful way to get around on the water; the views didn’t look half bad, either. Continue reading
Back at Mum’s Garden in Pokhara, I’m ridiculously pleased to see the backpack that I’d left behind. The clothes that I’d packed almost two weeks before look fresh and new–and clean. For all of my melancholy over leaving the trail, it takes no time to remove my hiking boots and push them in a corner, … Continue reading
While Kathmandu is a sensory overload, the trek up to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) couldn’t be more different. The first step, though, is to get out of Kathmandu. It’s easily done by one of the local airlines (Yeti, Buddha, etc) that take the 25 minute flight daily. We flew Yeti and, even with a slight … Continue reading
I’m coming to the end of my Iceland posts, but my crush on the country is not ending. It was an amazing trip for just a week–and I’m already contemplating my return. As I mentioned, I took several day trips while I was in Iceland through Viator, a tour booking site that offers the most extensive … Continue reading