By the end of our visit to the cabin in Bailey, CO we had seen a remarkable list of birds and animals. We’d been on a hike in the nearby Pike National Forest, visited a quarry to hunt for amazonite crystals and eaten everything from elk to quail. What we discovered is that the bestContinue reading “Where to see wildlife in the Rockies”
In addition to all the birds and other wildlife outdoors, when you look around a cabin constructed of pine planks you might see: A brown bird sitting on a brown egg? Or you might see a sad bird: You might even imagine yourself lying on the bottom of a lake watching a fox swim byContinue reading “Animals of the mountain cabin”
We arrived at Mark and Marcy’s cabin in Bailey, CO, overlooking a small lake. On the way in we saw a herd of mule deer: The setting of the cabin is idyllic, the porch stretches from east to west and you can move your chair from one sunny (or shady) spot to the next allContinue reading “Bailey, Colorado; May 31-June 1, 2015”
The goal of our route through Nebraska was to see Carhenge, in Alliance, NE, which we did. We stayed overnight at to Grandma Lala’s B&B, a lot more memorable than the Red Roof Inn we stayed at in Council Bluffs, IA last night. Our room had a cherub theme: As we drove from Alliance, NEContinue reading “Alliance, Nebraska”
Driving across Nebraska on this sunny, cool day, we crossed lots and lots of open land, some farm fields, some grazing land with cows everywhere. Our destination was Alliance, NE and CARHENGE! It looks a bit like Stonehenge from a distance, but from up close it’s a car collection, spray painted gray, welded,Continue reading “Fabulous Nebraska”
After our comfortable time in LaGrange, we packed the car for our trip to California. It was a bit more crowded than we expected. Even though Jonathan took the car to the Toyota dealership (again) at 7 am, he was able to return home with a new headlight and we were packed and on theContinue reading “Go West!”
During the month of May 2015, from the day before the closing on the sale of our house until the week after Memorial Day, we are renting an apartment in a (very nice) two flat in LaGrange. We found it on Airbnb, the owners live upstairs and so far it is both comfortable and convenient.Continue reading “First stop in this round of travels-LaGrange, IL”
We are out and the house is officially sold. Here are some of the photos I took before we got in the car to go to our rental house.
After a year of downsizing, estate sale, and many carloads of donations, we still seem to have had every closet in the house full of miscellaneous things. To get these into our storage unit we started over, renting a slightly larger unit (10 x 15 ft) and purchasing steel shelving units, six in all. TheContinue reading “Packing Up”
We arrived in Wheaton on April 15, just as spring was emerging. It’s the most beautiful time of year at our house, when the flowering trees, forsythia and tulips are in bloom. How lucky we are to be here for two weeks, packing up the house in anticipation of closing on the sale May 1.