Category Archives: Outdoors

On the playground

Nora’s teacher took this photo of Nora and some friends at recess.  It is still a bit surprising how excited the kids get with the first snow.  By the time we picked her up, their creation had melted away.

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Mt. Sanitas (revisited)

Unfortunately, Amanda woke up this morning with an awful muscle cramp that meant Nora and I would be on our own to hike Mt. Sanitas.  It was a beautiful day and the trail gave us awesome views of the Rockies.  The … Continue reading

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Mt. Sanitas

We tried a new trail up to the top of Mt. Sanitas today, but we ran out of time and had to head back to the truck.  Along the way, we collected various objects to build a mobile.  It turned … Continue reading

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Green Mountain

It was a beautiful day for a hike so we walked up to the top of Green Mountain overlooking Boulder.  We chose a higher elevation trailhead so everyone was in a great mood by the time we reached the summit. … Continue reading

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Sunset

The setting sun over the Foothills made for an extremely picturesque backdrop to our walk around the neighborhood tonight.  If I recall correctly, Nora and I were both staring at a cool cloud in the distance to the north.  The … Continue reading

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Practicing frisbee

We try to practice playing frisbee occasionally, but there are a couple things slowing us down.  1.  I’m not very good, so instructing is difficult.  2.  Nora has an innate fear of things flying at her face so catching is … Continue reading

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Track & Field fall meet

Every fall, Nora’s school holds a fall athletic meet where they get to try various events.  Events like this bring out Nora’s competitiveness as she raced head to head against her classmates.  Her favorite part turned out to be talking … Continue reading

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Great day for soccer

I’m pretty sure I end up taking a similar picture to this one each week at Nora’s soccer games.  The field has a great view of the Flatirons and on days with amazing weather like today, they look even more impressive.

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Mt. Evan’s

While Kambra was here, we took the opportunity to summit our first 14er here in Colorado.  Doesn’t really count since you can drive within a couple hundred feet of the summit, but braving the road/traffic counts for something.  The views … Continue reading

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Yellowstone National Park

Next we were on to Yellowstone National Park.  We all stayed in an amazing house just north of the park in Montana on the banks of the Yellowstone River.  The next couple days were spent exploring the Park and playing … Continue reading

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