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Our Bucket List Ski Trip

I’ve long been a cross-country skier but have never gone downhill skiing because of my knee problems.  However, downhill skiing somehow landed on our bucket list so we had to try it!  A skiing trip was different than all our others so it took some significant preparation: particularly shopping for cold-weather clothing.  Between MCI Sporting […]

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Merrick Butte

Our Monumental Trip

We’ve had three places on our Bucket List that we’ve talked about for several years: Arches National Park, Four Corners and Monument Valley.  In fact, we’ve even tried to visit them a couple of times only to be turned back by snow or closing times.  (Four Corners closes at 5 PM during the winter season.)  We decided that 2014 […]

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North to Alaska!

For years we’ve talked about visiting Alaska after we retired and finally it was time for us to make that journey.  This trip would help us achieve one goal by being the 50th state we have visited.  It would also bring us one step closer to another goal of caching in 50 states…making it the 49th state we’ve cached […]

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Picnic In The Canyons

Palm Desert 2014

Getting there: It was time for our annual trip to Palm Desert so we packed our bags and hit the road, this time with Monte and Aleta.  We decided we wanted to get away from the snow and cold as quickly as we could so we headed straight south to take “the southern” route.  With four drivers we were able […]

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Last Leg

Someone lost a boot in Cheyenne! The last leg of our trip was pretty uneventful.  This leg took us through Cheyenne, Wyoming then on to Lincoln, Nebraska and finally home. We had taken this route to avoid the snow on the southern routes and that strategy worked pretty well. However, as we traveled eastward we […]

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