Category Archives: Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

We left town in a caravan with everyone else headed to the Grand Tetons.  After a long drive through Wyoming we arrived for our brief stay at the Park.  The group campground we were in had amazing views of the … Continue reading

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Visit from the Zimmerman’s

Before we headed out on vacation with Jennifer, Mazzie, and Artie, they spent a day with us here in Boulder.  Although it struck fear in their hearts, we managed to get Mazzie and Artie to walk over to the Dark … Continue reading

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Panning for gold in Nederland

The city of Nederland in the mountains close to Boulder has a mining museum with a interesting display of various mining equipment.  They periodically have classes on gold panning so we attended one to see how we would do.  It … Continue reading

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James Peak Wilderness area

We went for a hike near the Moffat Tunnel outside of the Wilderness area today.  This is the eastern entrance to the tunnel that goes over 6 miles inside the Rocky Mountains.  I can’t wait to take the Amtrak through … Continue reading

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Walker Ranch exhibition

The City of Boulder puts on occasional Heritage Days at the Walker Ranch in the mountains west of town.  We got there early and had a picnic before checking out the animals and exhibits.  The volunteers dress up in period … Continue reading

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Early Father’s Day

Since Nora would be out of town on Father’s Day, we celebrated early at the house.  I requested biscuits and gravy and it was great.  Afterwards, we biked around and played at a nearby park.  The picture below with Nora … Continue reading

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Brainerd Lake area

We drove up near Ward today and hiked around the Brainerd Lake area.  It is on the edge of the James Peak Wilderness area and the views are incredible.  It wasn’t too cold, but snow still lingered around on the … Continue reading

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Playing in Boulder Creek

I had the day off today, so Nora and I went on a bike ride over to Boulder Creek to play around.  Despite the strong current, we managed to create a little area Nora decided was a “house” and we … Continue reading

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Hike with Lissa, Beau, and Gabby

We went on a hike with some friends today in south Boulder…  the hike ended up quite brief since it ended when we arrived at a small creek and the kids spent the rest of the time playing and building … Continue reading

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Soccer progress report

As I emptied Nora’s recycle bin, I found this on top.  I like that she gave herself room for improvement in the defending category.

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