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Hiking Hope Lake … Nature’s Bounty on Full Display

Hiking Hope Lake … Nature’s Bounty on Full Display

When the Life Bus went to Durango at the end of August to celebrate our brother's wedding, we spent a few days in Telluride adventuring together there.  (See Just a Darn Good Day Paddling in Telluride post).  We were recommended this hike by the great people at our...

Les, In Remembrance

The Olympics always make me think of Les. I wrote this a few years ago and wanted to share it on the Life Bus. The fascinating--and frustrating--aspect of inspiration is that you never know when to expect it. Sometimes, when you most need it, when you're digging the...

Four Days in Tennessee

Four Days in Tennessee

Coordinating a transcontinental reunion is about as challenging as it sounds. It was Laura’s idea.  She’d been looking into the Cummins Fall Marathon pretty much since we’d gotten back from Cuba. 2016 was not to be, at least for me.  Four international vacations had...

Rock Climbing Italian Style

Rock Climbing Italian Style

The biggest challenge with the whole language barrier is, when someone says something that doesn't entirely make sense, deciding if one should laugh, ask for clarification, or offer up a withering glare. For example, when I asked the bus driver which stop was for my...

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