Transformative Travel: A falling out

July 15, 2013

Twenty-four years ago I was halfway through a year working in Japan. I had been teaching English, traveling the country, and working out some issues by leaving my falling-apart life behind for a bit. Phase 1 of the year was Wonder. Everything in the first half of 1989 was new and fascinating: the food, the […]

Winter fun for families at YMCA of the Rockies

February 5, 2013

Recognizing the need for balance in the seasons, the YMCA of the Rockies invited my family for a winter weekend at its Winter Park location, as it did half a year ago for a summer stay at its Estes Park location. And once again, we had an exhaustingly good time. YMCA of the Rockies really […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Big Easy

December 30, 2012

I spent much of December* channeling Maria von Trapp (or, rather, Julie Andrew’s version of her). So many of my favorite things came together I wanted to burst into song as if on top of a mountain at several points during the month. One weekend in particular, I enjoyed a convergence of some my favorite […]

Family fun at Colorado’s YMCA of the Rockies

June 28, 2012

The bad news: Tessa and Reed noticed immediately that there was no TV in our room. The good news: They never mentioned it again. Last week a group of Colorado bloggers was invited, with our families, to enjoy all the fun that the YMCA of the Rockies Camp has to offer. My extended family had […]