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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Here' s a link to a great article! We CAN enjoy some holiday treats without undermining our healthy goals! Read on ...
www.mindfulwellnessco.co m/health-news/avoid-mindle ss-eating-holidays/
and a link to Hungry Gir... Read more
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
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
2 weeks ago we did a very simple hike in Pine Valley Park. So easy, we really called it a Walk, not a Hike! It was pretty, along the South Platte River, and around a small lake. Not much shade, and the trail was an old road, mostly overgrown (bu... Read more