October 2009

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Sometimes You Can’t Get the Girl out of the Frontier

Sometimes You Can’t Get the Girl out of the Frontier

I travel quite a bit to attend and present at various tourism-related conferences throughout the country.
The headline for this comes from a saying I like to use in my tourism conference presentation introductions: “You can take the frontier out of the girl but (often) you can’t take the girl out of the frontier.”
I love living [...]

Enamored by the Olympic Peninsula

Enamored by the Olympic Peninsula

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RELATED POSTS: OLYMPIC PENINSULA OR BUST and OLYMPIC PENINSULA DAY 1.
Wow. I’m coming off 2.5 days in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula region. I had a half of a day on Tuesday to explore, then was in a conference all day Wednesday, where I [...]

Olympic Peninsula Day 1 Delivers

Wow! Landed in Port Angeles, WA, earlier today. Talk about a phenomenal region. The Olympic Peninsula is home to mountains, forests and ocean, not to mention culture, Twilight fame and a culinary hot spot.
Landed in early afternoon and not wanting to waste any time, headed for Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. It was my [...]

Olympic Peninsula or Bust!

Olympic Peninsula or Bust!

Today I arrived to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula region. After flying in two puddle jumpers and one big airplane I find myself in beautiful new country.
I’m making the trip to be a keynote presenter at the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Summit that is Wed., Oct. 14.
During my time here, I will explore much of Olympic National [...]

Black Canyon of the Gunnison: Magnificent

Black Canyon of the Gunnison: Magnificent

Jerry, the boys and I are right now spending time in Montrose, Colorado, and having a great time. We are here visiting my sister, Alicia, her husband, Denny, and their awesome children, Mallory, Mae and Royal.

Montrose, home to about 15,000 people, is a great mountain town. Located at 5,800 feet elevation, it’s bigger than the [...]

Deep Creek & Ice Lakes hike is epic

Deep Creek & Ice Lakes hike is epic

As I write this blog post, it’s Oct. 4 and we’ve had 18 inches of snow fall on my hometown of Lander, Wyoming.
Boy, I’m sure glad I was able to do the epic hike to Deep Creek and Ice Lakes in the southern Wind River Range a week ago. Last Saturday, on Sept. 26, [...]

Exercising at Dark-Thirty a. m.

Exercising at Dark-Thirty a. m.

This is POST 11 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8, Post 9 and Post 10.]
Getting fit is hard to do. Especially if you’re me, because that means three times a week your alarm clock blares at 4:30 am.
One of [...]