What does one write about when the year becomes a world with rampant plague, but halfway into the outbreak, half the population decides to stage a massive coup? Then suddenly we’re rocketed back to anarchism with citizens peacefully rioting (yes, that is an oxymoron), destroying their own hometowns all in the name of “progress” and “change” and “reform”? … More Plague + Riots + Death + Karma = 2020
We packed up our belongings, food stuffs, and acquired items, and headed off for Moab, Utah. … More Onward to Moab… And Jackass Canyon?
Just a heads up, the Purgatory FLATS Trail is not actually flat. The name is deceiving. Anyway, we headed the opposite way along Cascade Creek for this one, specifically, southeast towards the Animas River where the Cascade Creek dumps into the river. … More And more Colorado… Purgatory Flats to Animas River & Ouray
Hubs longed to complete a challenging hike during our trip, and promptly discovered the Columbine Lake hike, and it was definitely difficult, as advertised. With a 2900 foot elevation gain to finish at 12,685 feet, the lake is a brilliant blue, even on Google satellite. … More Colorado Continued… Columbine Lake Trail & Durango
The year 2020 has become a massive dumpster fire, between the plague closing Earth, riots and insanity afflicting the Unites States, and an election further dividing the country. Hubs and I had to postpone yet another international trip (SE Asia for the 3rd time), so I started perusing hiking excursions in the western part of the US. … More Earth is still closed to Americans, but the U.S. has to allow us… Colorado, anyone?
Since 2020 decided to become a massive dumpster fire, and Hubs and I have already had to cancel TWO international trips only halfway through the year, we elected to plan for an impromptu trip to St. Croix … More St. Croix: Revisited
While the husband and I are not cool enough to drop our lives and careers in order to travel the world, what we are able to do is plan for retirement within the next ten years before either of us hits 50. … More Experimentation with St. Croix, USVI
I am skipping ahead to Christmas in Georgia. While spending an extended period of time with my immediate family is typically one of the more stressful ways to spend free time, I am now safely removed from the several days of crazy. … More Welcome to the world, Allison Lynn
I have lived in Virginia for over 9 years now, but a national park that is 30 short minutes away is one I have never visited. Great Falls National Park occupies the Virginia side of the Potomac River. … More A Lazy Afternoon in Great Falls National Park
On our final day out west, we opened up Google maps and decided on Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada as a final stop. Because what better way to decide on a destination that randomly choosing it from Google maps? We all know they’re never wrong… The approach to the park was less than … More Valley of Fire