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Our hosts: Nick and Jess with Denali. Denali loved playing with Emma, Claire, Eden, Levi and Harper. At times, he seemed to forget he was a dog!

In Love with Colorado

We arrived safely back to Des Moines yesterday after spending the last 10 days in Colorado, one of our favorite states.  Although we expected this morning’s run in Des Moines to be easier without the higher altitudes of Colorado, it was every bit as challenging to extract enough oxygen from the thick sauna-like Iowa air! The humidity must have been close to […]

At the summit of Quandry Peak near Breckenridge, Colorado

First “14-er”!

This past Saturday, Nick&Jess and I climbed to Quandry Peak, one of Colorado’s 54  peaks over 14,000 feet. This was my first “14-er’, and was every bit as fun, and not quite as challenging as I had expected. Quandry Peak, 6 miles outside of Breckenridge, CO, summits at 14,265 feet. Since Lloyd and I were in the area attending […]

Summer Week in MI

Summer Week in MI

A few pics here, taken during my summer 2011 week in Michigan. I drove out on Monday, June 27, and stayed at our basement apartment in Grand Rapids through the week until Lloyd was able to join me late Friday night (acutally very early Saturday morning because his flight was delayed). We both stayed in GR through […]