Happy New Year 2023

The changing seasons and years are just flying by us. We are making the effort to slow down, put the brakes on this forward momentum to take a breath and be present for the joy and beauty that surrounds us.  We look at each other and it is hard to believe we are in our seventies….a good friend said age is a state of mind and she believes the seventies are the new fifties!!!   I’ll raise a glass to that.

This past year changed all our lives in many ways.  As we look forward into 2023, we are putting our energies into our expectations, hopes and prayers this year will provide a measure of peace and goodwill for all.   We are finding ways to gather with friends and family to reinforce our love and respect for each other.

Both of us believe the best reward for posting our travel blog is hearing from our family and friends.  Each time we post a new blog, many of you write to say hello.  Your emails are full of news of what is going on in your lives and keep us from feeling homesick when we are on the road.   Keep your newsy emails coming; we enjoy your sharing your lives with us.

We became “off rode adventurers” last summer when we got our second home in Grand Junction, Colorado.  We will be returning in May or June and will expand our off road explorations.  We found our stock Jeep lacking.  It wasn’t as safe or sturdy as we would have liked for several of the remote trails.

We joined a Jeep Club, looked at some other rigs and got advice from long-time off roading experts and ordered a Jeep Rubicon outfitted with the extreme package.  The new Jeep will be much safer with higher ground clearance, bigger tires, lockers and sway bar disconnect to give more stability on rough trails.  Now we will have the peace of mind we will be able to conquer anything the trail throws at us when we travel into the wilderness.

We found breathtaking landscapes at 11,500 feet.  We continue to enjoy photography and developing some of those photographs into fine art which you will find below.

Until next time,

2023 Gallery
Imogene Pass
2023 New Year
View from Grand Mesa
Serpents Trail No. 2
Crested Butte Roadside No. 2
Crystal Mine in Marble
Kebler Pass No. 2
Divde Road
Kebler Pass No. 1
Farmers Market Palisades No. 1
Farmers Market Palisades No. 2
Grand Junction Jeep Club Climb
Crested Butte Roadside No. 1
Kebler Pass No. 3
Downtown Crested Butte
Kebler Pass No. 5
Kebler Pass No. 7
Kebler Pass No. 4
Kebler Pass
Kebler Pass No. 8
Kebler Pass No. 6
Trail to Telluride No. 1
Road to Rico
Outside Ouray
Shaded Porch
Northern View Imogene Pass
Plien Air Painting at the Monument
Grand Mesa Lakeside
Palisades Sunday
Palisades Coffee
Granite Face
Roadside Photographers
Red Mountain
Plein Air Painting No. 2
Setting Up Shop
Trail through the Aspens
View from Serpents Trail of Grand Junction Valley
Pardise Valley
Autumn Trail
Yankee Girl Mine