New Year’s Day Hike at Flatirons Vista Trail in Boulder

This past New Year’s Day we succeeded in finding, and hiking, a great, “new-to-us” trail called Flatirons Vista. After three years living in Boulder, it’s difficult to find new trails to hike that offer something different for everyone, but Flatiron Vista delivered a nice change, and we even managed to get the boys to come […]

Snowshoeing From Bear Lake to Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

We recently snowshoed from Bear Lake to Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park on Christmas Eve day. It’s a beautiful trek, slightly uphill, through silent, snow-covered forest, with views of majestic peaks towering above. On the way, we crossed two frozen lakes: Nymph Lake and Dream Lake, both of them lovely in their own […]

David Does Winter

David posted a couple of videos recently on the Familyvance YouTube Channel that we hope you’ll watch as an enticement to come visit Colorado in Winter. Our Texas friends and family always blanch at visiting in Winter because they think it’s too cold. It’s not, it’s awesome weather for being outside, and it makes sitting […]

Pearl Street Holiday Lights

Since the Brazilians visited, the family has been extra motivated to “vlog”, to create and share our life through video (hopefully resulting in massive wealth and Youtube stardom). So the other night, after watching the somewhat disappointing Star Wars, we took a stroll down Pearl Street in Boulder, taking in the holiday lights and festive […]