Roadtrippin’ from Denver to Big Sur

For many years now, I have wanted to take our dachshunds to a beach because it’s one of the few terrains they haven’t visited. This may seem like a silly bucket list endeavor, but if you have read my blog … Continue reading

A 15-mile Winter Waterfall Hike

When it comes to seeing incredible sights in Colorado backcountry, hubby and I are usually pretty reasonable and prefer not to risk life and limb. You won’t find us doing risky climbs/hikes, but occasionally, we’ll go the extra mile if … Continue reading

Why We Love Camping

In mid-October, we decided to get one more camping trip in the books (our 12th of the year!) before we put our camping gear in hibernation for the season. Although the trees in our own yard had not received the … Continue reading

Leaf Peeping Camping: Ouray and Silverton

Peak fall color in Colorado varies every year. Sometimes it’s mid-September and sometimes it’s late September. After venturing out for our camping trip to Leadville the weekend prior to this one (the last weekend of September), we found out we … Continue reading

A fire drill while camping near Aspen

After our week-long southern Colorado vacation, we took some time off from outdoor adventuring… but only five work days (ha!!) because we were coming to the start of leaf peeping season, and although the first weekend of September is usually … Continue reading

So. CO Trip Day 6 – Jeeping on “Smokey” Black Bear Pass

I had a lengthy list of activities planned for our week-long southern Colorado trip this past summer and hubby was down for any adventure I signed us up for, with one caveat — we add Black Bear Pass to that … Continue reading

So. CO Trip Day 5 – Hiking to a blue lake called Blue Lake

It was the fifth day of our So Co trip and the wildfire smoke near Telluride had just started to get much worse the day before. Although the smoke wasn’t impacting hubby much, my throat was in rough shape! It … Continue reading

So. CO Trip Day 4 – Telluride Via Ferrata and Bridal Veil Falls

The fourth day of our southern Colorado trip was also our seventh wedding anniversary. Hubby and I have tried to make it a point to do an adventurous activity on or near our wedding anniversary date every year and we … Continue reading

So. CO Trip Day 3 – Taking the scenic route from Crested Butte to Telluride

On the third day of our southern Colorado trip, we could have easily slept in and checked out as late as we wanted from our tent hotel on the Paradise Divide, but we also had an incredible itinerary ahead of … Continue reading

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…

…two co-owned wiener dogs in a child-free marriage! Our dachshunds just turned 16 and 15 earlier this week and I think this is as good of a time as any to take a break from blogging about Em and Pie … Continue reading