Weekly Wanderings #16 – 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; get an oil change for the Jeep and a haircut for me. We visited family (my aunt, uncle … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #15 – Grand Junction

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 we had.  We quickly realized that it was a pretty small park. Turned … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #119 – Beignets

This is not a beignet from Cafe du Monde in New Orleans.  This is a beignet from a teeny restaurant called Lucile's in Boulder, Colorado brought to the family reunion I attended over the weekend.  And while I did not partake of any, they sure did look damn good.  And if I take every single person who ate one's reaction to their first bite, they were. My family ought to know, being of Portuguese … [Read more...]