Atomic City Explorations

As certified science geeks, we could not visit northern New Mexico without making a stop at Los Alamos, home of the scientific laboratory component of the Manhattan Project which created the world’s first nuclear weapons. The extreme secrecy of the project’s purpose and location – personnel, supplies, and mail all arrived in Santa Fe – … Read more Atomic City Explorations

Wowed by Wildflowers in Crested Butte

After a somewhat jarring few weeks on our second Habitat stint, we headed to the mountains near Crested Butte to spend a week hiking, reveling in wildflowers, and listening to soothing river sounds. Fortunately, this has brought us back to our happy place. Taylor Canyon Our parking spot for the week was yet another lovely … Read more Wowed by Wildflowers in Crested Butte

Care-A-Vanning Redux in Pagosa Springs

After thoroughly enjoying our first experience volunteering as Care-A-Vanners with Habitat for Humanity in Pagosa Springs, Colorado in June, we adjusted our schedule for the summer to return to the very same place for another two-week commitment. We knew that the experience could be very different because of the composition of a new volunteer group, … Read more Care-A-Vanning Redux in Pagosa Springs

R&R in Steamboat Springs

After our torrid pace of daily hiking and wildlife watching for nearly two full weeks at Rocky Mountain National Park, we headed to Steamboat Springs for some rest and relaxation and to take care of life tasks. Unfortunately, our reservation at Green Ridge Campground ended on a Saturday, which meant we were pulling into the … Read more R&R in Steamboat Springs

Independence Day Week at Stunning Rocky Mountain NP

After Mueller State Park we headed straight to Rocky Mountain National Park, jetting through Colorado Springs and downtown Denver on a sunny Sunday. While we usually avoid towing through major metropolitan areas whenever possible, we had little choice in this case and in any event our travel was smooth. The only things that made the … Read more Independence Day Week at Stunning Rocky Mountain NP