mountain life

A Reality of Mountain Life

20160122_160003 (2)From the Oklahoma plains, I came to the hustle and bustle of Denver; then three years ago my husband and I moved to the world of full-time mountain living…Grand Lake living to be more specific. Grand Lake (mountain) living brings many changes to one’s life style: The number of grocery store trips in a week, the opportunity for corporate coffee on every corner and utility of clothing greater than matching shoes and scarves.

The bows, buckles and six inch heels that once adorned my feet quickly turned to a two-foot metal webbed contraption, with large claws on the bottoms and unfashionable straps that ratcheted around my foot so as not to escape. Snowshoes would become a secondary mode of winter transportation and the ultimate source of exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. Continue reading

A is for Aspen

Aspen Trees

Today is the first day of April blog challenges. The rules are to follow the alphabet A-Z, so here goes day one with the letter A. I’m going to do my best to stick with my Mountain Gal theme, focusing on mountain living and the Rocky Mountain National Park. Drum roll please…A is for Aspens. Aspen trees are all over Colorado, they are a major contributor to the beautiful landscape here in Colorado. In fact, I have them all around my new mountain chalet (well it’s not new, but a new project for the next ten years or so). I can’t wait to watch the trees change from season to season, their leaf colors are and the hummingbirds love flying in them.