Rocky Mountain High West of Colorado Springs

As clueless flatlanders, we really didn’t pay too much attention to altitude when planning our summer sojourn in Colorado. We generally knew that higher elevation would mean cooler temperatures, but didn’t examine the idea much more closely. We were surprised to find that Pagosa Springs was at over 7,000 fees of elevation, but since we’ve … Read moreRocky Mountain High West of Colorado Springs

First Time Care-A-Vanners in Pagosa Springs, CO

One of our vague intentions when hitting the road almost 18 months ago was to engage in volunteer activities along the way, and our planned summer in Colorado offered a perfect opportunity to make that a reality. We signed up for a stint volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in the small resort town of Pagosa … Read moreFirst Time Care-A-Vanners in Pagosa Springs, CO

Ancient Cities, Late Snow, and a New Jack in Cortez, CO

With Ken’s health steadily improving, and no further need to stay in the Moab area, we were happy to head east into Colorado in search of new adventures. The main focus of this visit would be Mesa Verde National Park and the surrounding areas of archaeological interest. The Four Corners region and particularly Southwestern Colorado … Read moreAncient Cities, Late Snow, and a New Jack in Cortez, CO

Well That Sucks: Serious Illness on the Road

Remember at the end of my last post how I joked about public health authorities quarantining us? Well, that actually happened. Sort of. Unfortunately Ken’s flu-like symptoms persisted and his condition continued to deteriorate, so on our last scheduled day in Moab we visited the walk-in clinic at the hospital in hopes they could offer … Read moreWell That Sucks: Serious Illness on the Road

East Coast Visits, Hoover Dam, and Mysterious Las Vegas

After our encounters with snow and freezing temperatures in Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, it was with great rejoicing that we arrived in Las Vegas to sunny days with temperatures climbing into the 70s. My own enjoyment of Las Vegas was short-lived, however, since we were in town primarily for my airport access. East Coast … Read moreEast Coast Visits, Hoover Dam, and Mysterious Las Vegas