Embracing imperfection as the kids come home for the holidays
Oysters await at our T-Day breakfast

Embracing imperfection as the kids come home for the holidays

But then we all gather around the table and, as is our tradition, we tell each other what we’re thankful for this year. “Thank you for being such wonderful kids and such terrific, responsible adults. We can’t imagine our lives without you!” Eileen says.

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Exploring Colorado in the summer
Fly fishing in Colorado

Exploring Colorado in the summer

The skies are blue, the air is clear and there is no evidence of fire where tourists would go. “Some people watching TV thought the whole city burned up,” one local told me. “Some people thought the entire state burned,” said another in Crested Butte. Fortunately, Colorado’s fire-impacted areas represent less than 1 percent of the state’s 23 million acres of public land.

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A hike across the roof of Southwestern Colorado
Eileen hiking the West Maroon Trail in the early morning

A hike across the roof of Southwestern Colorado

I’d always wanted to do the famous hike between Crested Butte in Southwest Colorado and Aspen –12.2 miles along the West Maroon trail, crossing the Maroon Pass which is 12,500 feet high. I’d first heard about this hike years ago when we took our kids to Crested Butte, one of my favorite mountain towns to ski.

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