Hello, All! I had a wonderful summer of travel to spend time with my kiddos, two of whom now live in Colorado, a state I love. First, I took my youngest (who is in college here in Ohio where we live) to Colorado without my husband as he had only a few days vacation left for the first half of the year and joined us later. We went all kinds of places, including the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Library (which was fabulous!!) and the Denver Botanic Gardens, also fabulous. I had such a good time I forgot to take very many pics, so here are the two I have of one room of the seven-story library, and the Japanese-style garden using native-to-Colorado plants, which really don’t do either justice.
Next was the Stevie Wonder concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater! I’d seen pictures of it and had always wanted to go, so I jumped at the chance to take the kids to what I expected would be a great concert, and it definitely was! Here’s the venue – it was a fabulous night we’ll long remember.
And me with my sons and daughter
Then on to Grand Lake, which is the largest natural lake in Colorado, where the Colorado River first begins, and also where the continental divide forms. We were there for the Fourth of July fireworks, enjoyed the small town, and hiked for a couple of days.
Here’s one of our hiking trips in Rocky Mountain National Park, and wow, was it a lot of UP! I had to lag behind and rest a bit, but didn’t feel too bad about being slow after my daughter told me her app said we’d walked up the equivalent of a ten story building 🙂 We ended up in this beautiful meadow for our picnic where people were trout fishing, and we saw a mama moose with her baby in the distance.
Driving in the park the following day, we saw more moose, caribou and mule deer. Here are two of the caribou with their amazing horns – I love the macho-looking guy lounging under the trees 🙂
Then on up the mountain – the beautiful green valley you see below is where we had our picnic lunch above, then all the way above tree-line, where you can see my hubby standing near the snow, still there in July.
How about you? Any recent memorable trips? I’d love to hear about them!
I do have a release coming out in October called His Surgeon Under the Southern Lights, set in Antarctica. Lots of research required, but it was really interesting. It’s book one of a duet called Doctors Under The Stars that I wrote with Amalie Berlin, so I’m sharing her cover here, too. xoxo