Sabbatical Days 77 and 78: The drive from Yellowstone to Glacier and Hiking to Hidden Lake

We arrived in Glacier from Yellowstone after 14 hours on the road, tugging the Freedom Machine behind. A few stops along the way to eat and grocery shop, but mostly driving. The supposed 9 hour drive was only a tease to lure us northwards.  Observations along the way: As soon as we left Yellowstone, there … More Sabbatical Days 77 and 78: The drive from Yellowstone to Glacier and Hiking to Hidden Lake

Sabbatical Days 54-59: Rivers and Railroads in Durango, Ouray and Glenwood Springs

Since we came back from the cruise with a wicked stomach flu (thank you, norovirus), we were not able to leave the following day for our Four Corners camping trip with my in-laws as planned. Four Corners is the unique location where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona all meet. It’s pretty cool to think … More Sabbatical Days 54-59: Rivers and Railroads in Durango, Ouray and Glenwood Springs

Sabbatical Days 40 and 41: Going at the Pace of the Earth

About a week ago we flew down to Texas to visit family and attend my nephew’s high school graduation (side note: so proud of that young man!  Graduated with honors and college bound for University of North Texas! Go Mean Green!) ​​ Brandon’s graduation has me thinking a lot about those in between times in … More Sabbatical Days 40 and 41: Going at the Pace of the Earth

Sabbatical Days 24-27: Hot Springs and a Little Semi-Solo Time

Where am I? Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop, CO With whom? The hubs, the in-laws and the pups Activities: Soaking, playing cards, soaking, cuddling the dogs, soaking, hiking, soaking, reading, soaking, napping, soaking, eating, soaking, drinking, soaking. That’s it. Literally. It was awesome! Reflections: When we began planning our sabbatical, one of the … More Sabbatical Days 24-27: Hot Springs and a Little Semi-Solo Time

Sabbatical Day 19: Hey, baby, let’s go to Vegas (and the Hoover Dam)!

On day 19 of my sabbatical (day 12 for Trent), we drove from Zion National Park in Utah to Las Vegas with the intent of renewing our vows. Our sabbatical happens to be taking place as we approach our 10 year wedding anniversary on September 22, 2017.  Given Trent’s love of poker and my love … More Sabbatical Day 19: Hey, baby, let’s go to Vegas (and the Hoover Dam)!

Sabbatical Days 16 & 17: All the Way to the Top at Zion National Park

May 14: Zion National Park, Hurricane, Utah We arrived at Zion National Park early yesterday morning, a little later than planned because we overslept at the RV park where we had gotten the last spot the night before. BUT the camping gods were with us, and after waiting in a long line of cars, we … More Sabbatical Days 16 & 17: All the Way to the Top at Zion National Park