Travel and Recreation Archive

  • Vacation Planning for Colorado Summer Days

    Vacation Planning for Colorado Summer Days

    You may have noticed a theme around here lately. Summer’s more or less arrived, and school for the girls ends next Wednesday. My brain, therefore, has honed in on all things sunny and seasonal, and I’m doing a little planning. A very little. Usually, the girls attend a couple day camps so I can get [...]

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  • Tuesdays are Your Turn – Summer Vacation

    Tuesdays are Your Turn – Summer Vacation

    Summer’s on my mind lately. I’ve got several half-formed plans swirling around in my brain, including a trip to Yellowstone. I’m pretty excited about that one, and while I doubt anything else I do this summer can top the exploration of one of the largest active volcanic regions (SUPERVOLCANO) on Earth, a few weekend and [...]

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  • Adventure in Castlewood Canyon

    Adventure in Castlewood Canyon

    Colorado, it’s so weird and wonderful. At the park down the street from me, at the foot of the foothills, grass grows green and trees bloom pink. The parks system does water the grass, but snow melt and spring rain has turned all the lawns and medians in my area this color, too. For now. [...]

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  • Fall Color at Kenosha Pass

    Fall Color at Kenosha Pass

    I had a few posts planned this week, including a review, all of which I’ve put on hold because of unforeseen circumstances. Y’all, I am sick as a dog over here. Is it H1N1? Seasonal flu? Flu-like virus of some sort? Who knows? While sicker than I’ve been in years, achy, exhausted, feverish, and coughing [...]

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  • A Sense of Direction

    A Sense of Direction

    If you’re looking for asthma information, please check out these popular posts or feel free to dig around in the archives and check out the excellent respiratory resources in the left sidebar: The Asthma Mom Glossary Indoor VOC’s and Asthma Kids Early Warning Trigger Symptoms Seasonal Allergy Tips Fun With Nasal Washes Taming the Mama [...]

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  • Here in Denver, in Body if Not Quite Yet in Mind

    Here in Denver, in Body if Not Quite Yet in Mind

    I’m in Colorado, and I haven’t forgotten you all, I promise. . . . Updates and regular posting to resume, um, sometime soon.

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  • Goodbye, Beaches. Hello, Rockies.

    Goodbye, Beaches. Hello, Rockies.

    Does this happen to you as much as it happens to me? You form a sort of halfway schedule. Say, to update your blog at least a couple of times during the week you’re packing for your move to Colorado. You even start creating a couple of rough drafts in your head but never actually [...]

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park, and a Colorado Asthma Mom

    Rocky Mountain National Park, and a Colorado Asthma Mom

    Dear Internet, I’ve fallen in love with the American West. So have the girls, although watching them apply their coastal Florida expectations to these rocky hills provided great entertainment. The Gulf of Mexico, for example, makes for a warm, wavy swim. I warned the girls that glacial mountain streams are much colder, but they didn’t [...]

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  • Pike’s Peak, Summer Snow, More Colorado Red Rocks, and a Tiny Bit of Asthma

    Pike’s Peak, Summer Snow, More Colorado Red Rocks, and a Tiny Bit of Asthma

    In the middle of my trip, we spent two different days in Colorado Springs to A) ride the cog railway to the top of Pike’s Peak and B) walk around the Garden of Gods. Now the pictures get really good. I think I’ve mentioned a time or 10 that I’m no photographer, but you’d have [...]

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  • An Asthma Mom Among the Colorado Dinosaurs

    An Asthma Mom Among the Colorado Dinosaurs

    I hear visitors here in Florida talk all the time about the sheer magnitude of the Gulf and how it humbles them. And sometimes, if I go to the part of the beach with no tourists and no condos or hotels and the water stretches all the way out the horizon, I feel it, too. [...]

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