Tag Archives: the West

An Empty Nester’s Tour of the American West

My husband and I left our adult sons behind while we took our first “empty nest” vacation out to the gorgeous American West. We explored areas in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. We also finished–unsuccessfully–our search for Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure … Continue reading

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Up a Creek, but Unsinkable: Weekend in Denver

{In a previous post, I told how my husband is convinced he’s solved the mystery of Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure–Seeking Treasure: The Thrill of the Chase.} “From there it’s no place for the meek, The end is ever drawing nigh; … Continue reading

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Seeking Treasure: The Thrill of the Chase

My husband pores over web sites, explaining his line-by-line interpretations as he toggles between a Google map and a poem that holds clues to the hidden treasure. He points out canyons and creeks, hots springs and abandoned mines. He has a feverish gleam … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Arches

{Linking up with Travel theme: Arches} Floating Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru One of the more unusual places I’ve visited was a floating island in Lake Titicaca. The ground was spongy under my feet. Visitors were welcomed by walking through this … Continue reading

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A favorite landscape: Porcelain Basin

One of my favorite landscapes: Porcelain Basin at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. A trail winds through a vast, white rock-sheet that looks like snow, dotted with blue, boiling geothermal pools. Related Links: See other reader-submitted landscapes at Digital Photography School … Continue reading

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Great Walks: Travel Bucket List

I am participating in a Travel Bucket List with three things I’ve done and three things I want to do. Travel Bucket Half-Full: Great Walks I’ve Done 1. Bryce Canyon, Utah I long to return to Bryce Canyon, the place that … Continue reading

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Up and Down: Travel Bucket List

Travel bucket half full: Places I’ve loved 1. Fill up and put down a pint of Guinness, Ireland When a bartender now sloshes an entire pint of Guinness into a glass and hands it over, my husband jokes about jumping … Continue reading

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One-finger handstand

My son Daniel had a fun idea for a photograph at Four Corners, USA when we visited in 2007: a one-finger handstand. Four Corners–the spot where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet–is a cool place to visit. (There’s a … Continue reading

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