Rocky Mountain High

So, here I am in Avon, Colorado on the second day of a ski trip. Yes,…

Blizzards and Breakdowns

My family gets together in large scale every other Christmas. Last year we had cabins at…

Bullets, Bones, and Poisons

Those were the topics of the first three sessions Friday afternoon at Prime Crime, a mystery…

Old Friends, Good Times

Fifty or so years ago, Sew and Blow was born. Six women with common interests, our…

Tricks and Treats

I love fall camping. The crisp temperatures make campfires more welcome, soups and stews more tasty,…

Chilly Days on Shady Creek

From a 98-degree-day a week ago to possible freeze warnings for tonight meant different wardrobe choices…

A Mixed Bag

Usually if there’s a damper on a camping trip, it’s a literal one: a rainstorm, a…

Fish, Cheese, and Apples

We are spending the week at Black Hawk Campground near De Soto, Wisconsin. A first time…

Cuz We’re Cuzzins

Until I was eleven or twelve I lived in the same small Minnesota town as all…

Best Campground by a Dam Site

One of the best, anyway. For several years, Howell Station, below the dam at Lake Red…

Tied in Knots…or Tying the Knot?

This past weekend, I had the great joy of witnessing the marriage of another of my…

Cruisin’

America’s love affair with cars is evident by glancing at the titles of popular songs over…

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Camping Mishaps

Perhaps too dramatic a title but it has a nice ring to it. My camping trips…

It’s a Small World After All

When I camp, I usually hand a couple of free books out to nearby campers as…

Returning to the Scene

of my youth, previous camping trips, and the location of The Lady of the Lake. I…

Camping, Mermaids, and Walks

It has become tradition for my eldest granddaughter and her husband to hold a joint birthday…

High Spirits at Spirit Lake

┬áThe Midwest Glampers gathered this weekend at Marble Beach State Park on Spirit Lake. I didn’t…

Grueling Research

Writers, like all artists, sometimes have to suffer for their craft. Several years ago, I started…

Mission Accomplished

The weekend was a success! Everyone arrived safely, we got tours of Andy’s wide-ranging projects, we…

It Can Only Get Better

Last weekend’s forecast: Friday-some rain, windy; Saturday-all-day rain, windy; Sunday-partly sunny, cooler, windy; Monday- afternoon and…

A Day (or Two) in the Desert

After a quieter weekend, with a couple of walks and a trip to a winery in…

The Glampers Ride Again

It was time for our annual season planning session and we were once again at Camp…

Family Photos

All of us have seen numerous photos from the 19th century of stern faces of families…

A Simple Cabin Christmas

The stockings were hungBy the front door with careIn hopes that Kate was finally out of…

The Parable of the Christmas Lights

This is a post that I wrote three years ago and in rereading it, found it…