Hitched Up: All Around Colorado Springs, CO

Mueller State Park: We bounced back from a not-so-pleasant stay at Lake Pueblo State Park with an awesome visit to Mueller State Park, just west of Colorado Springs. We stayed for two nights nestled up the mountains and tackled about 12 of the 55 miles of hiking trails. The trails system was beautifully intertwined, making […]

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Hitched Up: Lake Pueblo State Park

Next on our journey was a short stop at Lake Pueblo State Park. Lake Pueblo was supposed to be a vast body of water with excellent fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking, biking, and camping. When we arrived in the afternoon and set up camp everything looked pretty swell. Ah, our first waterfront campsite. I walked down […]

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Hitched Up: Alamosa, Colorado

After leaving Pagosa Springs, we headed north for a short stay in Alamosa, Colorado. The scenery changed from meandering streams, colorful wildflowers, and lush green trees that scaled the sides of mountains, to flat plains of tumbleweeds, distant purple hills, and in the foreground, every imaginable shade of beige. We would only be in Alamosa […]

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Volunteering: Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County

Working towards achieving their vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” Habitat for Humanity operates in communities across all 50 states of the U.S. and worldwide in 70 countries– and counting. Though I’d heard of Habitat before, this was my first time volunteering with the organization and really getting to […]

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Hitched Up: Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Our first stop in Colorado was beautiful Pagosa Springs. Though home to magnificent waterfalls, miles upon miles of green forest, and natural, mineral-rich hot springs, Pagosa Springs was delightfully smaller and quieter than we expected. Small town vibes but still so much to do.   San Juan River Walk: If strolling along a beautiful river is […]

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