Category Archives: Personal and Biographical

A Pair of Bucks with Big Racks

I thought I had chased all the deer away from our property but two of the biggest and bravest bucks decided to risk returning. Fortunately, they left the strawberries alone. Mary took the pictures and Venus sent them scurrying for … Continue reading

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California Realtor Climbs Horsetooth Rock

California realtor Carol Whitley and I climbed Horsetooth Rock this past weekend. Mary hiked most of the trip, too, but her knee was incapable of climbing the last bit of rocks. The view from 2200′ above Fort Collins is spectacular.

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The Pronghorn Antelope Herd of Virginia Dale, Colorado

The pronghorn antelope is one of the most amazing animals, combining speed that is second only to cheetahs with the stamina of humans. Pronghorns were forced to run fast by the cheetahs that once roamed North America. According to Popular … Continue reading

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The Glacial Lake Marie of the Wyoming Snowy Range

Mary and I drove from Walden, Colorado, north to the most spectacular sight in southern Wyoming, Lake Marie, at the summit of the Snowy Range near Centennial, Wyoming, about 20-30 miles west of Laramie. We were tired and pressed for … Continue reading

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A Bike Tour of the Poudre Canyon and Cameron Pass

Mary and I drove our bikes through the Poudre Canyon and Cameron Pass on Saturday. We unloaded the bikes at Joe Wright Reservoir near the summit, rode 45 minutes down the hill, and exhausted our bike batteries during the 2 … Continue reading

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A Day Biking at Red Feather Lakes

Mary and I escaped the heat today by riding our bikes at Red Feather Lakes in the mountains between Fort Collins, CO and Laramie, WY.

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A Pair of Weekend Road Trips to Denver and Wyoming

Mary and I drove last weekend to Denver on Saturday and to the Medicine Bow Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne on Sunday. We discovered that Denver has created a short section of whitewater at Confluence Park, where the South Platte … Continue reading

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A Western Tanager Visits Our Yard

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A Nomad Looks at 50

Tomorrow is my 50th birthday. I remain healthy and happily married after 18 years. I’m lucky because I haven’t suffered major health problems or divorce or struggle against depression or anxiety. My life hasn’t been as accomplished as Randy Pausch, … Continue reading

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Learn Spanish with the Rolling Stones

Mary and I went to see and hear Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band, at Casino Arizona. The band plays great songs in small theaters and we had a fun time. The Stones wrote their best music during the Mick … Continue reading

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