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WHERE I'VE BEEN LATELY...Breckenridge

With my wife gainfully retired, one would think that we’d have upped our ski days this winter.  And while we hit the hills nearly every week, we actually scored fewer days on the slopes than in previous years.  A lot of that is because with the exception of one overnight trip to Aspen and another to Beaver Creek, we did nothing but day skiing.  Too much of the rest of my time was spent completing major assignments.Skizer sign

In spite of not getting out often, we did spend time with the 50+ Ski With Us skizer group at Breckenridge and Keystone, studied the renovations at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, spent two nights at the trendy Sky Hotel and another two at the freshly renovated Hotel Jerome, both in Aspen. So all was not lost.

 

WHERE I'M GOING…

I’m taking a much needed break this summer with no major roundup assignments on the calendar.  The few projects we’re working on are simple, one-visit affairs.  Along with that, we both plan to shoot a slew of images to put into Alamy.Superstitions

In April, we’re going on a month-long trailer camping trip to Arizona (Superstition Mountains and Grand Canyon) and Utah (Natural Bridges, Dead Horse Point and Arches).  That's pretty much purely for fun. After that, we’ll spend a day tackling the Canyon Aerial Course at Captain Zipline in Salida.Bugeye

We’ll be driving our 1961 Austin Healey Sprite up to Glenwood Springs for the annual MG Rallye in mid-June.  A few weeks after that, we’ll celebrate Independence Day weekend onboard a Galloping Goose traversing the Cumbres & Toltec tracks along the Colorado-New Mexico border.

A-frameCome July, it’s up into the mountains for nine-days of trailer camping and backpacking near Crested Butte.  The last part of that trip will be with a gathering of the Aliner Owners Group.

BackpackingThen in August, we plan a weeklong backpacking trip into the San Juan Mountains north of Pagosa Springs. After only two nights of backpacking last year, it will be fun to strap on a pack again and get away from it all.

In September it’s off to California for the annual family campout.  We plan to follow that with a journey up the coast to Redwood National Park. We'll bring our own water. 

WHAT ELSE I'M DOING...

Look for more images to appear on my Alamy stock photo site.