Sabbatical Days 84-89: Canada, take me away…

Crossing into Canada was easy. When asked what we had for protection, we wondered “from what?” And then we we showed our bear spray and were allowed entry. We crossed over at the Eureka/Roosville crossing in Montana, headed for Banff National Park. Border crossing at Roosville, Alberta and Eureka, Montana After thirteen nights in the … More Sabbatical Days 84-89: Canada, take me away…

Sabbatical Days 82 and 83: The Hike Through Hell and Then Redemption in Glacier

The Hike: The Loop Trail to Granite Park Chalet Prologue by Rana: It sounds so nice and quaint, doesn't it? A chalet, surrounded by lovely flowers, charming decor, and talking squirrels. A perfect place to rest after a heart pumping 4-mile hike, before heading back down the mountain. Not quite so. This hike nearly killed … More Sabbatical Days 82 and 83: The Hike Through Hell and Then Redemption in Glacier

Sabbatical Days 79-81: More Hiking (and bears!) and Other Adventures in Glacier

Our priorities on sabbatical are: us, body, and mind. I am also embracing this time to face fears and do things that I wouldn't normally do. So far I think we are right on track!  We have been hiking almost every day, which ticks off all the priority boxes because we spend time together, getting … More Sabbatical Days 79-81: More Hiking (and bears!) and Other Adventures in Glacier

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 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