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 →
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, CO, an annual celebration created to honor Ullr, the Norse god of snow, and convince him to grace Breckenridge with even more snow. The week long event is comprised of a wide variety of events including Ullympics, crowning the Ullr King and Queen and … Continue reading →
One experience that has been on my “life list” for as long as I can remember is getting to hold/pet/play with a big cat, preferably a lion or tiger cub (I don’ t know that playing with an adult lion is a good thing to strive for. It’d probably be the last thing I accomplish … Continue reading →
Even after the buzz of the initial opening has died down (the Aquarium opened in 2005), the Georgia Aquarium is still a not-to-miss site in Atlanta. With enough sights, sounds and flashy colors to satisfy even the pickiest guest the Aquarium can entertain just about anyone in your group—for some, it might be difficult to … Continue reading →
I’m not sure what initially spurred my desire to learn to fly an airplane. I don’t even remember my first commercial airplane ride–I was young, though (we moved to Italy when I was five, so it was at least then if not earlier). My dad flew F-4s for the Air Force, so I heard about … Continue reading →