“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho The second part of our trip to Mount Evans is dedicated to the descent. Witnessing the seemingly endless mountains from 14,000 ft up is truly magical. We took a short walk on this path and wow; I can't believe this view. Looking… Continue reading Mount Evans – Part 2!
Staying in Granby, CO, is great for so many reasons - the proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, the small town vibes and nice people, and the gorgeous surrounding areas. Plus, we saw FIVE moose in the three weeks we were there! In order to see as much as we could, Rueben and I took… Continue reading Beautiful Short Drives from Granby, Colorado
Since we were staying SO close to an entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, we had to go more than once in the two weeks we stayed in Granby, CO. The second time we went we didn't take the entire route to Estes Park, but did take Trail Ridge Road again because it's just so… Continue reading Rocky Mountain National Park – Part 2!
Call us naïve. Call us optimistic. Definitely call us unprepared. While in Granby, I read and heard about this amazing hike, the Monarch Lake Trail. Rueben and I had a picnic at the entrance of the area, but hadn't thought about doing the hike since it's a little over 4 miles long at an elevation (8400') way… Continue reading Monarch Lake Trail – an Unexpected but Unbelievable Hike
A case for visiting small towns! I grew up in Del Rio, a city of about 40,000 people, with one hospital and one high school. After I graduated from high school, I moved to Austin to attend The University of Texas at Austin, where the student population exceeded that of my hometown! It was a… Continue reading Granby, CO and Why You Should Visit Small Towns
For my 40th birthday in May, Rueben got me some awesome hiking boots, and a weekend in Colorado Springs! That's all I wanted - some good waterproof boots (the ones I wore for this weekend in Colorado Springs were...not good) and to see more of Colorado. First stop - gorgeous Pikes Peak! First, I have… Continue reading Pikes Peak and Our Drive to Colorado Springs
After our beautiful hike in Lincoln National Forest, Rueben and I were driving back to Alamogordo and I realized the sunset was turning out to be gorgeous. Luckily were able to park at the perfect overlook to witness this amazing view. I wish I could find this overlook on the map, because it was perfect! I… Continue reading Another Incredible Sunset
A few weeks ago Rueben and I went on a tour of Seminole Canyon, about 30 min from Del Rio in Comstock, TX. The state park boasts pictographs that date back 7,000 years! Due to the fact that they're under shelters that people lived in, the pictographs are still visible after all this time. "The Maker of… Continue reading Seminole Canyon