With my long summer mostly behind me (except for the fact that since my radiation treatment I still can't taste anything), I'm planning fun time. The mountains of Colorado have been calling my name. With family and life-long friends to add to the allure, we're planning to head west next week.
Mark, my son, had a meeting at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs this week. Just knowing he was there, and hearing about his adventures raised my "Colorado homesickness" to an almost unbearable level. The only cure is to spend some leisurely time soaking up the mountain air, blue skies and incredible views. We always visit our old haunts - our homes, the church where we were married, Colorado College, the Garden of the Gods, etc.
As we talk about our trip to Colorado, we're also making plans and reservations for the September AGLOW (Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers) conference in Ashland, WI.
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Back to Wisconsin, I hear that the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior will enthrall me and once visited, forever call my name. I can't wait!
That's both the beauty and the curse of traveling. Once you've fallen in love with a new destination, you can't wait to return. So we head to Colorado this month. Next month we'll visit Wisconsin to see outdoor writer friends I met last year and to create new memories. A full schedule of activities is planned with plenty of opportunities for story ideas. It promises to be a great week.
We are going to get back to Michigan, but that's another story.
Did I tell you I'm shopping for a new camera lens? Wow, I've missed my photo jaunts this summer! I'm ready.