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

Wyoming is God's country

Wyoming is God's country
After driving through the dark night from South Dakota and eventually into Wyoming. My dad and I called it a night at some roadside motel in Lusk, Wyoming. When we awoke the next morning, the motel manager informed us that storms with snow and heavy rain were approaching the area. After a brief and simple breakfast, …

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bound for Sioux Falls

Bound for Sioux Falls
The first leg of long-distance driving is sealed in the books . With my wagon packed to the gills and a last-minute tune-up, my dad and I plugged in the GPS to our eventual final destination of Granby, Colorado. After nearly 8 hours, three states, and 500 miles later, we reached South Dakota's biggest city, Sioux F…

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014