The adVentuRe

I vividly remember how I felt, driving on the vast freeway from San Antonio to West Texas, watching the lit up night train speed beside me. ๐Ÿš‚ It was very exhilarating, it almost felt like a race, a race I desperately wanted to win. Ahead of me, a Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37c RV, driven by … Continue reading The adVentuRe

A Need to Travel…

The first time I visited Paris I was 21 years old.ย  ๐Ÿค— A fresh and budding adult, I chose a trip to Europe as my graduation present.ย  To my mom and dad's surprise, I wasn't planning on going with any friends in particular. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I wanted to have this experience for myself... Wide eyed and … Continue reading A Need to Travel…

The Intent is to Flow…

When we started this Sabbatical, we told ourselves to keep an open mind and flow with whatever the universe brought us๐Ÿ’ฎ. So much of our lives were spent on a schedule - not only filled by our 9 to 5 careers - but also needing to constantly sync up our calendars ๐Ÿ“† to even make … Continue reading The Intent is to Flow…

A Helping Hand.

One of the many reasons I wanted to take this Sabbatical was to really focus on what I'mย most passionate about.ย ๐Ÿ˜ Traveling, spending time with family, writing and of course volunteering. Animals, especially dogs ๐Ÿถ and elephants ๐Ÿ˜ , are very dear to my heart. Those who know Michael and I, also know our pups, Niko … Continue reading A Helping Hand.

The Napa Valley of Western Colorado?

Living in California has it's perks... an ever changing restaurant scene, music concerts, art galleries, museums, the mountains AND the beach! ๐Ÿ– ๐ŸŒŠ If that wasn't enough, it also happens to have the most vast wine country region in America...ย  ๐Ÿ‡ Hard to believe this place is not the whole package... Hmnn ๐Ÿคจ think traffic … Continue reading The Napa Valley of Western Colorado?

The Business of Life.

A good friend said the other day: "Good for you for taking care of the business of life!" Hmmn... ๐Ÿค” I think she was referring to the decision to quit our corporate jobs! It seems the responses we get when telling people about this Sabbatical varies only slightly. Most are thrilled, ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ some are a … Continue reading The Business of Life.

I’ll be there for you…

The holidays are always difficult for us.ย  Splitting your time between in-laws is hard enough, but then you also have your good friends, some with families ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ of their own, so you wish you could split yourself in two! ๐Ÿ˜ณ The award winning journalist, Edna Buchanan once said: "Friends are the family we choose for … Continue reading I’ll be there for you…

Western Colorado Wonderland!

The connection between California and Colorado became seemingly undeniable the longer we lived in L.A.ย โ˜บ๏ธ From the multiple family members who've moved back and forth between the two sunny states, to our friends boasting about the fabulous skiing in Telluride -- rivaling the likes of Switzerland -- it became apparent we were very lucky โ˜˜๏ธ … Continue reading Western Colorado Wonderland!

Hometown Treasures.

I donโ€™t know about you, but Iโ€™ve come to realize that growing up, I took my hometown for granted๐Ÿ˜ฑ I know this now because all of the fun places we've visited on this Sabbatical so far, are places that had been here all along! Sometimes, it does seem that people tend to become complacent with … Continue reading Hometown Treasures.

First Stop on the Sabbatical!

Michael and I met in a small town in Western CO.ย  Fresh out of college and with very different backgrounds, I was a city girl ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฝand he was born and raised in the Mountain West. We were attracted to each other for many reasons; one of them being, we knew we wanted to explore the … Continue reading First Stop on the Sabbatical!