Author Archives: Deborah Erickson

The #1 Rule When Traveling: Be Flexible!

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A change of pace in this article: travel tips so you can get the most out of your vacation. Often travelers assume their vacation will be a wonderfully restful, peaceful getaway.  But occasionally an unplanned event inserts itself into the … Continue reading

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Explore the World of Geocaching

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Are you saying to yourself, “Geocaching?  What on earth is that?” Most folks have never heard the term, so you are not alone. As explained on the activity’s website: “Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS (Global Positioning … Continue reading

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A Journey of Discovery: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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In a small Colorado mountain cabin in 1869, Edwin Carter began to amass what would become one of the most extensive collections of Colorado fauna in existence. A museum was born when he offered to sell his entire collection to … Continue reading

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A Place to Remember: Granada Relocation Center National Historic Landmark—Granada, Colorado

When one thinks of the forced internments that took place during World War II, one thinks of Hitler’s Germany or Stalin’s Russia.  However, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt authorized the relocation of … Continue reading

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The White Hotel on a Hill: The Stanley in Estes Park, Colorado

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On a hilltop overlooking the Colorado town of Estes Park sits a red-roofed, white clapboard structure:  The Stanley Hotel.  Given that most resorts in the Rocky Mountains are fairly rustic in design, the Georgian Revival-style of The Stanley makes it … Continue reading

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Did You Know That YOU NEED PIE?

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The Estes Park, Colorado Report #1 I will readily admit to the fault of getting my feathers ruffled when I hear the oft-used phrase, “You need _____________.” Folks are mighty quick to fill in that blank and tell me exactly … Continue reading

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Nature at its Peak on the Snowy Range Scenic Byway

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Without a doubt, the scenery between the Wyoming towns of Laramie and Saratoga is one of Mother Nature’s most impressive displays. Whoever coined the phrase “getting there is half the fun” must have been driving on Wyoming’s Snowy Range Scenic … Continue reading

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