Remember this… and authenticity

It’s been a few days since my last post – my sister, Sherie, came out to visit for four days and we were busy exploring Moab.  She left this morning, and as much as I enjoy my solitude, my tiny travel trailer suddenly felt empty after she drove off.  It was so good to see […]


When I was beginning my ride through Colorado National Monument a couple of days ago, I burst into an uncontrollable laughter that took me by surprise.  This had never happened to me before and I’m not exactly sure how to explain it.  I’m not really someone who gets outwardly excited very often – but that’s […]

WOW WOW WOW! Biking Colorado National Monument

Guys. I just can’t even. Forgive me if I gush, I’m still coming down from what was one of the most epic road bike rides I’ve done – ever.  Yesterday I biked the Colorado National Monument (also known as “Tour of the Moon”). It was amazing.  The total loop was 41.7 miles with 4,765 feet […]

Trail Ridge Road

Before leaving Grand County, Dave and I were on a mission to capture some picture of elk- it would have been an exceptional treat to catch video of them bugling. We decided to take one last drive up Trail Ridge Road for the season, and we weren’t disappointed.  I’m going to let the pictures (and […]

what we’re all searching it (even me, but let’s keep that between us)

I’ve been trying to figure out if this is a travel blog or a public diary and I’ve decided to make it both.  Some days I want to share spectacular photos or stories about my travels… and others days, I want to venture down the rabbit hole of my mind – and perhaps someone would […]

“Get a compost toilet,” they said. “It won’t smell,” they said.

When I first began researching what would be involved with traveling in an RV, one of my foremost concerns was dealing with the black (sewage) tank.  That’s right.  I was less worried about towing, leaks, or any of the other things that REAL rv-ers spend their energy thinking about.  I was concerned about that awful […]

No offense, but…

When someone starts a sentence with,  “No offense, but…” you can rest assured that what they’re about to say is likely to be offensive.  I dislike this phrase – I think it’s immature and vacuous.  It immediately puts people on guard, ready to defend themselves against whatever offensive statement is about to be said.  And […]

I am not my body. And neither are you.

Last night, I received a disturbing series of texts from a dear friend who was experiencing an emotional meltdown because she thought she may have found a new stretch mark on her stomach.  In the texts that followed, she told me that she wanted to die and that she did not feel worthy of life […]

Another birthday, another dog, another season

Well another birthday has come and gone, and I have now reached the ripe age of 35.  If the average life expectancy for a woman is late 70s to early 80s, this means I am pretty much middle age.  This is a bizarre notion for me, as it probably is for most people who find […]

I make the rules.

It’s been a few days since my last post… and that last one was a doozie.  I’m going to catch you up on some random happenings from the past few days, and some things I was thinking about during my wine induced introspection last night.  Really, my intent was to drink a glass and write, […]