We’d Rather Be Back in Colorado, But…

We Can't Wait To Get Back To Wonderful Colorado! Our time in Colorado had run its course. We sped back to the airport for the flight to Raleigh, saying good bye to the Blucifer the devil horse on the way – no more would his curse plague us. We greatly enjoyed the state of Colorado. …

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In the Garden Of The Gods

Colorado Springs and The Garden of the Gods ***Here's another post with a whole ton of photos. We recommend hitting refresh a bunch.*** In addition to being judged one of the finest places in the US to live, the city of Colorado Springs also attracts some five million tourist visitors a year. Some come for …

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How to Have Pets and Travel: The Happy Dilemma of Fitz Roy

The Dilemma of Travel and Dog Ownership In December of last year we welcomed the newest member of our team, Fitz Roy, into our home and into our adventures. Life with Fitz Roy has been enormously rewarding; no matter how great the challenges we never look back on this decision with regret. But it has …

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The Best National Parks for Hiking(?)

What Are The Best US National Parks Purely for Hiking? For a long time we have wanted to make a list of the best US National Parks for hiking. A REAL list, mind you...not just a crappy click bait article, of which there is no shortage. Problem was, we had not yet visited enough of the …

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Sylvia (and Brian’s) Dang Ole Cowboy Adventure

Rocky Mountain National Park III: Horseback Riding in Moraine Park For our third adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park we had originally planned yet another hike...though it would have to be a shorter one, for we planned to change our base at the end of the day to further west. However, Brian, the Minister of …

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Deer Mountain, an Epic Rockies Hike

Rocky Mountain National Park II: Deer Mountain With the limited time we’d had on our first day in Rocky Mountain National Park, we’d still managed to bag scenic Emerald Lake. But with a full day to play with we wanted something more ambitious. Brian had considered several all time Rocky Mountain greats including Deer Mountain, …

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Top Ten Hikes in the Northern Appalachians

Our Ten Best Hikes in the Northern Half of the Appalachian Range Brian and Sylvia are based in North Carolina, and almost all of the Appalachian hikes you will see on these pages take place in the Southern arm of the range. This is our backyard and it is where we are currently exploring. However, …

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