On a recent visit with a friend, we ventured out to Calhan, Colorado to hike Painted Mines Park. This interpretive park is in the opposite direction of most things in Colorado Springs, you will need to leave town and go east to Calhan. I’m really great at getting lost and with the help of my … More 2019 Painted Mines
Hello, First day of Summer!I maybe a summer baby but I am not a summer girl. However, this year give me all the sunshine, all the blue sky days, all the afternoon by the pool, reservoir, lake, etc. It was a very long winter and I’m spending as much time as I can responsibly outside. … More My Favorite Poolside Items
This post contains affiliate links. June is a big month for us, hubs and I are celebrating 12 years of marriage (holy moly!) and since the weather is, hopefully going to be better than most of 2019, I plan on being outside every chance I get. Good thing this month’s theme from Globe In is … More Summer Picnic Ideas to Get You Outside with GlobeIn
Due to insane spring weather in Colorado Springs, I had to postone our Colorado Springs remote 5k earlier this week. When contemplating when to reschedule it for, I thought, why are we running? The point of the run is to show you can do anything in a dress, but we’re Colorado and one thing Coloradians … More Dressember 2019 | Colorado Springs Hike in a Dress
I’m not sure where I get my strong sense of fairness and ethics. I’m always surprised when I meet people and I get into my strong ethics they ask if I was ever in animal rescue. Yeah? Why? My strong love for justice for the oppressed and the innocent is deep, it flows through every … More Walk for Freedom | 2018 Colorado Springs
I’ve been eagerly waiting for this since moving back to Colorado. A week in the mountains with my family. With my bags packed and I was excited for a week without cell service and avoiding my computer at all costs.
Well, the 2018 Shelby’s family come to Colorado for vacation was a hit. We had fun to say the least. The closest to a family vacation with all of us before this one was all of us in Vegas a few years ago for my dad’s birthday.
One of the best investments I ever made in hiking gear, besides good hiking boots, was a backpack for my dog. Asher has a Ruffwear Approach Pack, at least I think that is what he has it’s an older model.
I used to hike a lot on my own when I lived here 4 years ago. But upon moving back I realized how unprepared I was for hiking again. Not to mention I was wildly out of shape, but I couldn’t remember what I actually needed to bring for an all-day hike. I mean I … More Preparing for a Hike in Colorado
This is my first season as a Wild Keeper and I couldn’t be more excited! Initially I planned to join the group clean up at Chatfield State Park in Littleton, but as Impact day grew closer I realized I didn’t want to be driving and going that far in a potential snow storm.