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Mountain Modern Design

In this post, you can check out the progress we've made on SketchUp. We've made some major changes-Designed a Single-Level Floor Plan, Moved the Master Retreat and Added Special Places In Between. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are truly enjoying this process and look forward to working with our… Continue reading Mountain Modern Design

New Home Build, Uncategorized

One Step Closer to the Dream

Jim and I have been working hard on our Mountain Modern house design via SketchUp. While we're making real progress on the computer, I wanted to show you some actual progress we've made at the build site. As you can see from the above picture, we finally opened up the Swan Range views on the… Continue reading One Step Closer to the Dream

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Journey to a Dream

Our dream involves spending time in wild places among wild things. We're grateful for those who had the foresight to preserve our wilderness areas. The folks at the National Forest and Park Service Departments also deserve our thanks. They provide needed stewardship and valuable resources at NPS Visitor Centers and NFS HQs for both locals… Continue reading Journey to a Dream

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Playing in Snow

Our Montana winter experience was magical, beautiful and active, just the way we like it. We found lots of winter activities, including Downhill/Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fatbike Winter Rentals/Trails, and Sledding near Whitefish, MT. We stayed in a downtown Whitefish condo that was within walking distance to great restaurants, shops and grocery stores. Send me a… Continue reading Playing in Snow

Stunning garden and mountain views at San Grato Park and Restaurant in Lugano Switzerland, Uncategorized

San Grato Parc Lugano Switzerland

San Grato botanical gardens are a mecca for park visitors and plant lovers – particularly in April and May, when the azaleas and rhododendrons form a fragrant carpet. The San Grato gardens are situated above Lake Lugano on the hills of Carona, between Monte San Salvatore and Monte Arbostora.  From Lugano, take a bus to… Continue reading San Grato Parc Lugano Switzerland

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Dawson Pass, Glacier NP

This trail starts at the Two Medicine Lake campground and follows the shoreline, until you start a long, hard uphill climb for a rewarding 13 mile roundtrip adventure. We parked by the trailhead at the back of the campground and took the trail from that point. The trail starts level, has nice views of the… Continue reading Dawson Pass, Glacier NP

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Rainbow Ridge North Rim, Grand Canyon

We traveled from Fences Point to our turn-around at Locust Point to complete a section of the larger 22 mile Rainbow Ridge trail. Stunning views are visible along the rim throughout the journey. I consider this an easy trek, as there is not a lot of elevation gain. Why North Rim? The North Rim offers… Continue reading Rainbow Ridge North Rim, Grand Canyon