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Magical mornings on "The Close"

“The Close”: The Glory Days Relived

Riding Grandma and Grandpa's golf cart is one of the highlights of visiting. I much preferred it when the kids were young and my dad chauffeured them around but now they're getting older and they want to (gulp), drive. I'd have no problem with them taking the wheel if … Read More

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“Upscale” Selfies at The Broadmoor?

I've long written about my family's love affair with The Broadmoor, a glorious AAA Five-Diamond resort in Colorado Springs. I feel honored to be among several esteemed writers who contribute to their glossy, upscale magazine. Their latest edition was published and their … Read More

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Fish Creek Provincial Park: A river-playing, mud-flinging, biking wonderland

When your childhood backyard is one of the largest urban parks in North America, there are endless adventures for discovering. I practically grew up in Fish Creek Provincial Park. If we weren't biking, we were hiking, picnicking, bonfiring, and swimming in Sikome … Read More

Timbits birthday breakfast at the Lake House

Happy 8th Birthday to My Bode-man!

Dear Bode, I can't believe you're turning 8! This is a huge deal: You will soon be baptized, start Cub Scouts and enter third grade. Every year you grow to be more fun, smart and endearing. Though you're becoming independent, you always take the time to snuggle up to … Read More


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“Upscale” Selfies at The Broadmoor?

I've long written about my family's love affair with The Broadmoor, a glorious AAA Five-Diamond resort in Colorado Springs. I feel honored to be among several esteemed writers who contribute to their glossy, upscale magazine. Their latest … Read More

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Family Travel: Keeping it Real (or really painful)

I have always loved to travel. The problem is, travel has not always loved me. I once journeyed to France for a wedding, only to get lost and miss the entire celebration. I built a career as a travel writer by writing a humor column … Read More

Exploring Brainard Lake Recreation Area

My MIA Status is, Welp, MIA!

It's official: I am in my busiest month of the year so posting will be sporadic for the next several weeks. My bestie from Canada is visiting. We've been all over creation, threw a Canada Day party and will be doing it again for the Fourth … Read More

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