Simple Joys

I am once again surrounded by the majestic mountains of southern Colorado. Wilson at my feet. Coffee in hand. Weather Systems whistles in the background as I watch the sun radiate warm beams of light into our tiny camper home and across the vast overlay of hillsides that lie beyond the kitchen window. Somewhere in... Continue Reading →

Finding Harmony

In my last post, Finding Rhythm, I reflect briefly on our two month trip to Colorado and touch on how the experience compared to my initial expectations. Although I never found the groove I was originally seeking, I happily succumbed to the quiet of the mountains and in that stillness, I began to hear the... Continue Reading →

Finding Rhythm

In a lot of ways, our two month sabbatical did not go as originally planned and was far from my initial intention. I didn't "do" nearly as much as I had hoped to do. I had high expectations for myself that I would write and engage more, read more, travel and explore more, and get... Continue Reading →

Home Sweet Home

We've made it safely back to Charleston this week. The initial two day drive to Colorado was more taxing than we anticipated so we decided to take our time driving back across the country. Almost two weeks actually. We spent the first week camping in the Ozark National Forest near White Rock Mountain. We certainly... Continue Reading →

Lessons From the Trail

Earlier this week, we made our third attempt to hike to Bennet Mountain from the cabin. It’s a long hard hike as my bruised and battered bones will undoubtedly prove. We hiked for eight hours down and back. The hike up is all up and with our Osprey backpacks loaded, our legs and backs were... Continue Reading →

May Day Celebration

"No matter how long the Winter, Spring is sure to follow." - Proverb Neil and I had such a great time at the annual May Day party this year in Del Norte and are thankful for the invitation. What a fantastic tradition to get together with friends, neighbors and family to celebrate the thawing of... Continue Reading →

Old Man Wilson

Old man Wilson Such a trooper you are With such weary legs To make it so far   Up those rocky hills And down muddy slopes We knew you could make it We didn't lose hope   Along Burro Creek We trekked at least a mile But to see you play in the beaver dam... Continue Reading →

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