Tag Archives: National Parks

Another Month

Wow, the latest update was a month ago. Looks like I’m really struggling, but not as much as my 7 years old MacBook Pro is. In the near future I will need a new computer. But I rather talk about … Continue reading

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Cholla Garden and Making Home

To me the best place in the Joshua Tree National Park were not the Joshua Trees, but the last thing we saw in the park; the Cholla Cactus Garden. The light was still harsh, temperature hot but not the hottest … Continue reading

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They Are Not Trees

The second destination of our California trip after Mojave Desert National Preserve was Joshua Tree National Park. At this point we all had been more or less awake for over 24 hours, ever since leaving Denver, drivers taking naps and … Continue reading

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Odessa Lake

This is what happens when your whole body is hurting for various reasons and you don’t want to hike this weekend, but your husband talks you to do an easy stroll, which turns into a moderate 10 mile hike. And … Continue reading

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The Fourth Stop

After a night spent in Montrose it was time to visit one of our regular stopping places, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This time it was a rather short stop, since both the south rim and the north … Continue reading

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The Second Stop

Mesa Verde National Park is one of the places we show to our guests who visit from outside of Colorado. I’ve been there four times now, my husband five, and it never fails to amaze us. The view from the … Continue reading

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The First Stop

It seems we have a certain pattern for showing visitors around in Colorado. The route stays mostly the same, the main stops being Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Ouray and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. This time we were driving … Continue reading

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3 Tips For Visiting The Great Sandbox

On our way back to Denver from New Mexico and south Colorado we made a quick stop at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Here are my 3 tips to visit that place: 1) Wear shoes you don’t care about, … Continue reading

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Return to Chaco Canyon

It’s hard to wrap your mind on how huge the ruins in Chaco Canyon are until you really see them. This was our second visit. The place just still blew my mind. The complex stone work on the walls, how … Continue reading

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