Monday, December 30, 2013

Some photos from 2013

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A few highlights of 2013

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Goodbye to 2013 ~ Hello to 2014 !

2013 was a year full of adventures for us.  As usual, we spent time in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona doing all the things we like to do ~ hiking, mountain biking, camping, backpacking and spending time with lots of friends. 

In addition to our usual trips, we flew to Florida and drove Amanda's car back to Colorado.  We drove home the southern route, so we were able to see some different places.  In June, we flew to NYC to visit our daughter, Rebecca.  We saw much of the city and had a great time exploring another new place.

The two biggest changes for us this year were deciding to close our office in Estes Park AND sell the house we owned in Cottonwood, AZ.  Our office is now only in our home in Longmont. It is working out well.  

We sold the Arizona house and decided to really try and pursue the plan that we have always had.  We love to travel in our Lazy Daze motorhome.  Now we plan to spend any spare time we have, traveling and exploring.  Instead of spending most of that time in our favorite states ~ Colorado, Utah, and Arizona ~ we are hoping we can expand the travels to more places.  

I am anxious to see how many places we can get to in the coming year.  We already have several trips planned in the motorhome.  Our next backpacking trip will be to Salt Creek Canyon in Utah in May.

Other "adventures" in 2014 include my 60th birthday in May !!!!! and Amanda & Josh's wedding in July.  I think it will be a good year!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Changes, Changes

We have had an amazing time in Arizona!  Mesa, Apache Junction, Cottonwood, and Sedona are all incredibly beautiful in the Fall.  The weather has been spectacular.  The trees are really starting to show their colors, especially in Cottonwood and Sedona.  We have had many days of hiking and biking.  I am always amazed at how many trails there are in and around the Cottonwood/Sedona area.  You could hike for days and still not even come close to hiking all the trails. We have spent lots of time with friends. 

We are starting a new "phase" of our lives.  Since one of us (not Steve) is turning 60 next year, we have decided that we want to spend more time in the Lazy Daze, traveling to many different places.  As much as we LOVE Arizona and our place in Cottonwood, AZ, we have decided that we want to be able to move around more and spend more time in our RV.  We listed our home in Cottonwood a month ago, and it is now under contract.  We will always spend time here.  We have made friends here, that we will continue to hike and backpack with.  We have definitely "fallen in love" with the Grand Canyon, and plan to spend much more time there.     

So, as a very good friend told me, "our lives are evolving"!  This is a good thing!                             
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