Going Up in a Hot Air Balloon in Snowmass

Going Up in a Hot Air Balloon in Snowmass and seeing the peaks and valleys of the landscape confirmed that there is absolutely no place like home. As the tips of the leaves turn from a deep and luscious green to a bright yellow that in the sun’s light set the trees aflame in golds and reds, we throw ourselves into fall in Colorado with a fervor, … Continue reading Going Up in a Hot Air Balloon in Snowmass

Dogsledding with the Aspen Animal Shelter

[su_heading]Dogsledding with the Aspen Animal Shelter [/su_heading] As one thing tends to lead to another, Hootie-Hoo’s school project to encourage people, especially his mom, to save a dog lead to our getting our very own special dogsled adventure with Seth Sachson. Dogsledding on the Rio Grande Trail with the Aspen Animal Shelter was a remarkable way to experience the beautiful relationship between Seth and his dogs. With … Continue reading Dogsledding with the Aspen Animal Shelter

A Family Stay At A Colorado Dude Ranch

[su_heading]A Family Stay At A Colorado Dude Ranch[/su_heading] When I was a little ten year old rag-a-muffin of a girl my parents took my two sisters and I on a trip to Colorado. Part of the trip included a stay at The C Lazy U Guest Ranch & Resort, and this is where I fell in love with Colorado and little cowboys, swearing that one day I would … Continue reading A Family Stay At A Colorado Dude Ranch

What to Do with your Kids on a Snow Day?

[su_heading size=”18″]What to do with your kids on a snow day[/su_heading] Yesterday I got the call at 6:00am that it was a snow day and there would be no school. Michele was away watching Devon ski race in the Junior Olympics and Nikki and India were staying with us.  I was relieved that I got the call before I made all five lunches. It is … Continue reading What to Do with your Kids on a Snow Day?

Attending Cast Calls in Aspen

I’m thinking that if you are anything like me, too busy to take care of yourself, especially the emotional side, which results in embarrassing breakdowns with strangers, than it is time to take control over our lives and stop being such ninnies. And so, let’s do it together shall we? Let’s trust our intuition and enjoy life while we are in it and not sweat the small things…. no matter how large they feel at the time. Continue reading Attending Cast Calls in Aspen

A Family Adventure to Rifle Falls, Colorado

Rain, snow, sleet…we’re out in it, exploring the gems of our Roaring Fork Valley, injuries and all. If you are looking for family adventures, Aspen Real Life is devoting summer blog time to giving you the inside scoop. Also, I invite you to join us on Facebook to connect with Colorado businesses offering special deals and activities for families. http://facebook.com/aspenreallife Continue reading A Family Adventure to Rifle Falls, Colorado

Poetry and Fly Fishing on the Frying Pan River

As I move onto the subject of healers within our valley, I thought I might start by introducing you to a man who lives a life of poetry and flyfishing, Cameron Scott.

It’s not often that one finds a person so connected to nature and spirituality and so I felt the need to follow Cameron around for a year and get to know him better. Continue reading Poetry and Fly Fishing on the Frying Pan River