Category: Travel Tales

Log Cabin Village: Fort Worth, TX

One of my favorite things to do is explore things that are close to home. We all have interesting things around the corner that get overlooked because they seem too tame. I’ve known about the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth for a while, it’s across the street from the Fort Worth Zoo and near

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Gear Review for Her

Here are some products that I purchased over the last couple of years for use on our various trips, hikes, and sometimes day-to-day use. These are all things that I have used on the on the trail multiple times. What I have listed here are things that I bought new. However, I also do check

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Rocky Mountains to Home

This Colorado trip was amazing. Keltin and I saw some beautiful sights and made some wonderful memories. Note: On the posts below with a * are places where I have talked about various restaurants. If a post has a + we either specially stayed there and I spoke about it or you can camp there.

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Rocky Mountain Geoff Adventures

Bear was actually supposed to be with us on part of this trip. However, he and the dog of the family members we were staying with did not get along. Both dogs are healthy, no damage done but Bear did end up spending the trip in Kansas with Keltin’s parents being spoiled. He loved it.

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Rocky Mountains: Independence Pass

We waved good-bye to Aspen and headed back southeast towards Salida. To get there we had to head over Independence Pass. The pass is as 12,095 feet in altitude. Independence pass has a safety rule of no vehicles over 35 feet in length. After having driven this pass, I understand. There are places where the

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Rocky Mountains: Aspen, CO

Since our time slot at the Maroon Bells was so late in the evening, we decided to stay in Aspen for the night and explore the town a bit the next day. Lodging: Tyrolean Lodge We stayed at the Tyrolean Lodge in Aspen. I mentioned this in the author interview and Jill was tickled that

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Book Review: Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie Chick

Title: Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie ChickAuthor: Jill Sheeley Publication Date: 2019Publishing House: Courtney Press While in Aspen, Keltin and I stumbled across a wonderful local bookstore, Explorer Booksellers, and I immediately went to their small regional literature section. I quickly fell in love with this memoir and read the first chapter

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Gear Review: Camp Mattress and Lights

In the time that Keltin and I have been together we have been camping a decent number of times. We have always had a good camping trip but there have been things that can be tweaked to make for a more comfortable camping experience. This has mainly been the sleeping situation. We have slept on

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Rocky Mountains: Maroon Bells

If you watched my author interview earlier this week with Aspen author, Jill Sheeley, you probably heard us talking about the Maroon Bells. She mentioned that these are probably some of the most visited and photographed mountains in the state of Colorado. The Maroon Bells are 14ers and according to the information from the shores

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Author Interview with Jill Sheeley

While in Aspen I found a wonderful book titled Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie Chick. On a whim I reached out to the author, Jill Sheeley, and she was more than happy to do an author interview. I absolutely loved doing this interview, Jill was a delight to talk to. Her

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