Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The saloon below zero

The saloon below zero
It's a frigid night.  The heat's on at Crooked Creek Bar and Saloon nestled in the hospitable Fraser Valley of Colorado. Dim lights illuminate a pool table, the beer is cheap, and buffalo wings aplenty. This is the off-site refuge for seasonal workers and ski bums. Rock and roll plays over the papery thin spea…

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Burgers in Florrisant

Burgers in Florrisant
I'm on the road again in an exhausted Ford minivan. This Friday, we're on our way to an ACA (American Camp Association) Conference to learn how to better the outdoor recreation programming we offer at the YMCA of The Rockies. Starving and needing a break from food at our go-to Commons community cafeteria, we pa…

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hiking the Sheep

Hiking the Sheep
After finally getting used to the altitude and thinner air, I explored some mountains! I've been at YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch, my new home and place of work, for about a month now and felt as if it's time to explore more of the immediate property that sits in the Arapahoe National Forest. Nearby S…

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park for the very first time with my father

Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park for the very first time with my father
Well, my dad and I finally arrived in Colorado late yesterday afternoon!  Today decided we had to get out to Rocky Mountain National Park. For as long as I can remember, I've lusted about this national park. Being that this grand wilderness was only about a twenty-minute drive from my new home and workplace at YMC…

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014