Category Archives: Adventure

Week 38: Pictures tell the story

This weekend we went up to an awesome outdoor spot in Boulder to meet up with Joe’s cousins. They were in town from Seattle for Erica’s Iron Man event. We picnicked, the kids played on the playground and by the … Continue reading

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Week 37: Set free

I am a 7 on the Enneagram. The 7 is the enthusiast and one of our struggles is the fear of being trapped. And let me tell you, I struggle constantly, and I mean constantly with the fear of being … Continue reading

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Week 36: Back in the habit

Since moving to Colorado in 2010, we have camped all of zero times. This is in stark contrast to our time in Flagstaff, where we camped often, at least 5-10 times a year. Well, we have now gone camping all … Continue reading

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Week 35: The benefits of being wild

I’ve started calling 52 Weeks of Nature “Parenting on the Trails;” and let me tell you that the joys of parenting on the trails are as limitless as the sky. Watching my kids overcome the challenges of being outdoors and … Continue reading

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Week 32: More S’mores

Happy birthday America! We spent the Fourth of July weekend in Estes Park with my in-laws which included Joe’s parents and one of his sisters – who was also in town with her husband, two sons and our nephew. The … Continue reading

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Week 25: Three hikes, one week

  Well, this was my last week of unemployment, so I went all out with three hikes in one week. Five years ago this amount of hiking was totally feasible, but two kids and a gazillion responsibilities later three hikes … Continue reading

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Week 24: Tales from the trails

Mt. Galbraith is one of the most popular trails along the Front Range. The popularity of this trail is one of the reasons we do our best to avoid it, but somehow the trail beckons us. Whenever we have visitors … Continue reading

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Week 23: Winter returns

What crappy weather! This weekend, spring was overtaken by winter weather. While I welcome the occasional gray, gloomy, rainy day, I was not prepared to accept an entire weekend of it. I had an itch to get outside with my … Continue reading

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Week 22: Rolling with it

I admire people who are naturally so engrossed in the moment that they have witty conversations and seem at peace with the future. That is not me. I have so much trouble being present that it requires a lot of … Continue reading

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Week 21: The calm before the storm

This week, Joe and I decided to change things up a bit by going for a midweek hike. A big snowstorm was in the forecast for the weekend and we didn’t want to miss our weekly hike. Fortunately, Joe was … Continue reading

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