Weekly Wanderings #16 – Fort Collins

Weekly Wanderings Fort Collins

Our time in Fort Collins was like a mini retreat to recover from our previous month in Utah which was pretty non-stop. We arrived last Thursday to snow and rain and that continued for three additional days. So we rested. We took the opportunity to re-supply our food with trips to IKEA and Trader Joe’s;… 

Offroad Capitol Reef

CAPITOL REEF National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is probably one of the lesser known parks in Utah.  Zion and Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands are far more popular. But now that I have been to all of Utah’s Mighty 5, I’d have to say it was my favorite. I guess I love an underdog. There is a fairly… 

Utah Highway 12 Near Bryce Canyon

Utah Highway 12 Scenic Drive

One of the outings we really enjoyed while we were visiting the Bryce Canyon area was driving along Utah Highway 12 and visiting some of the points of interest. You could do this drive in a single day, but it would be a long day. We covered it in one long day with a half… 

Weekly Wanderings #15 – Grand Junction

Weekly-Wanderings-Grand-Junction-Blog

Our week in Grand Junction was relatively quiet. We arrived in Colorado on Friday coming from Moab. After two weeks in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and almost four full months in the Southwest, I was ready for some alpine green! On Saturday we headed to Colorado National Monument to scope out what photo opportunities… 

Journy to Lisbon

Journy to Lisbon

I’ve written before about my Portuguese heritage, mainly when it comes to food (as usual). I had the opportunity to visit Portugal with my family in 1989 or 1990 (the memory is slipping) when we spent time in the coastal resort, Cascais. I remember the octopus mainly (of course). Mr. Misadventures and I have planned… 

Snow Days in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

We left Phoenix with temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s and landed in Bryce Canyon, Utah which was a good 50-to-60 degrees cooler. We had snow for many of the ten days we were there, but it didn’t prevent us from enjoying Bryce Canyon National Park and its surroundings. There is definitely something to be…