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What is Keeping You FAT?
Saturday, May 16, 2015      6 comments

Yesterday my friend, JCORYCMA posted a blog that really was great! Hope you will read it! Here is what I commented to her: "What wisdom God is giving you as you seek to help others! I'm so glad you shared. I've been allowing too many "guilty li... Read more
Exposed: Tragedy & Triumph in Mountain Climbing
Tuesday, February 10, 2015      2 comments

Many of my Spark friends know hubby & I like to hike ... but our son LOVES to climb mountains. (In case you're wondering, hiking is VERY different from mountain climbing!!) Back in 2001, my husband, son, daughter-in-law, and their dog headed out... Read more
Tuesday -- beautiful start; proud end
Tuesday, February 03, 2015      7 comments

Started this morning with a beautiful sunrise -- I was up early because of a sore throat. Went to work; came home at 11:15 and went back to bed. Woke up & thought, "I'll go out for a walk" -- and quickly said, "NOT!" Still not feeling well, but ... Read more
2015 is almost here!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      2 comments

Happy New Year! They are shooting off fireworks as I type this (at 9 pm) for us early-to-bed folks (hubby has to work tonight, so we are having a quiet evening). I've allowed myself to gain 10# and it's time to get it off! I'm going to get mo... Read more
Sept. 20 hiking adventure ... Part 2
Sunday, September 21, 2014      2 comments

After a wonderful hike along the Colorado Trail - Kenosha East, we got in our car and headed toward Bailey, CO for lunch. We noticed right after we pulled out of the parking lot that the windows wouldn't roll down ... strange. I asked hubby to l... Read more
Autumn in Colorado - Kenosha Pass Trail - Sept. 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014      4 comments

Hubby & I headed out Saturday morning to see fall color in the high country. Decided to go back to Kenosha Pass (where we had wonderful views 2 years ago). The Colorado Trail goes almost across Colorado, but we accessed it about 90 min. SW of ou... Read more
3 Mile Creek Trail - Aug 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014      5 comments

Last Saturday hubby and I headed out US 285 from Denver to the Guanella Pass Rd, heading back to the site of one of last year's favorite hikes. I really wanted to hike this trail in the summer, knowing it would be quite different sights than las... Read more
Scotland (2) May 9 Isle of Iona
Saturday, May 31, 2014      3 comments

After our first Bible study (on the book of Ruth) with teacher Liz Curtis Higgs, we boarded our coach and headed for the Ferry port to catch our Cal-Mac Ferry across to the Isle of Mull. ... Read more
Scotland May 8
Thursday, May 29, 2014      5 comments

Trying to give my Spark friends a teeny-tiny taste of the wonderful, amazing, awesome, remarkable trip I was blessed to take -- Scotland: Highlands, Islands, Castles & Gardens. Our host, Bible-study teacher/author Liz Curtis Higgs, our travel ag... Read more
Photos of our Family
Sunday, December 29, 2013      7 comments

Our kids and grandkids were in Phoenix for Christmas (hubby & I had to work). Here is a fun photo of the whole gang on a hike yesterday! On the left is our younger son,... Read more
Relief of Foot Pain
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      7 comments

I have suffered with foot pain for a long time. Had bunion & hammertoe surgery about 8 years ago, and it helped for a while. Have been wearing a well-known shoe orthotic ever since surgery as well. But my pain has been getting worse again over t... Read more
Saturday, November 23, 2013      13 comments

We had a great time in Maui, though there was a LOT more rain than we planned on. Rain kept us from as much hiking as we hoped to do, but we got long walks on the beaches and a couple shorter hikes. Here are just a few pics -- (sorry some are si... Read more
Avoid Mindless Eating -- and some healthy recipes!!
Friday, November 22, 2013      5 comments

Here' s a link to a great article! We CAN enjoy some holiday treats without undermining our healthy goals! Read on ...
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Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Wednesday, November 20, 2013      6 comments

This was VERY good -- hubby agreed! We had as main course, with whole grain crackers and a side salad (mixed kale/broccoli/cabbage salad from Costco). This would also be a delicious pre-dinner soup for Thanksgiving!! 1 large butternut squa... Read more
Aspen and Icicles -- 3 Mile Creek Trail
Sunday, October 06, 2013      9 comments

We had an amazing hike Saturday, along 3 Mile Creek in the Mt. Evans Wilderness area (trailhead is 2.8 miles north of Grant, CO - elevation 8606 ft). We wanted to see golden aspen, and hoped that the cold/snowy weather of the day before wouldn't... Read more

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