Interior Design, renovation

Renovation blues into beach vibes

We picked the perfect day to head to the beach. Close to shore the water was clear, cool and it had a vivid, aqua color. The ocean floor drops off quickly and the sea soon darkens into a beautiful, deep blue. I remarked to Jim, as I entered the water, just how glorious it truly… Continue reading Renovation blues into beach vibes

Hiking, Travel, Vacation

Immersed in Baja

Mama and her calf surfaced close enough for us to feel their presence on our skin and spirit. This unforgettable Baja experience was made possible by local hosts at Backroads. Visit the http://www.Backroads.com site for details such as, price, world-wide locations and accommodations for your trip. The curious nature of grey whales allow for close… Continue reading Immersed in Baja

New Home Build, Travel, Vacation Rental

Journey to a Dream

Our dream involves spending time in wild places among wild things. Visit Logan Pass Visitor Center to find out if you're up to the Highline Trail. 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… Continue reading Journey to a Dream

Gardening, Travel

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

Hiking, Travel

Glacier – 10 Reasons to Visit

It's a magical place that welcomed 3.3 million people in 2017, but still offers solitude. You'll love the crystal-clear mountain lakes, picturesque Flathead River and waterfalls that beckon via beautiful trails. Your odds of spotting wildlife, including baby critters are excellent. In this article, you'll find plenty inspiration and information that will help make your… Continue reading Glacier – 10 Reasons to Visit

Glacier Park Trails, Hiking

Siyeh Pass to Sunrift Gorge

A stunning Preston Park, brimming with bright-yellow Glacier Lilies offers a hint of what's to come on this trail. We crossed a beautiful stream and enjoyed epic mountain views throughout this journey. The reward is worth the rocky ascent up and over Siyeh Pass.  To begin your journey, park at the Siyeh Bend parking lot.… Continue reading Siyeh Pass to Sunrift Gorge

Hiking, Travel

Dawson Pass, Glacier NP

View from Dawson Pass 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… Continue reading Dawson Pass, Glacier NP

Hiking, Travel

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

Hiking, Travel

Hermitage Point Trail from Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park

You've got to add Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park to your list of places to visit! If you've got the time, they are close enough together to experience the best of both parks. There are some awesome views for a great deal of this trail from Colter Bay. This 10 mile round-trip trail is… Continue reading Hermitage Point Trail from Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park