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Library Goose

I love going to the library! You get the entire world at your fingertips — fiction, science, art, music, geese. Yes, geese were at the library this morning. Colorado has become a wintering stop for vast numbers of Canada geese, … Continue reading

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Red-Tailed Hawk

As I pulled into my driveway this afternoon, I spotted a red-tailed hawk about 20 feet up in a cottonwood across the street. I think this bird is a female, based on her size — female raptors are bigger than … Continue reading

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Pet Therapy at Fall Festival

Lutheran Medical Center held its first ever Fall Festival on Saturday. It was a ton of fun, as different groups from the hospital dressed for Halloween while holding a health fair. They asked Pet Therapy to lead the way with … Continue reading

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Tour de Corgi

My daughter and I went to the 4th Annual Tour de Corgi festival in Fort Collins on Saturday. Tour de Corgi started a few years ago as a corgi meet and greet, and exploded into a major fundraiser for 4 … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 4: Gilsland to Brampton

Our last day on the Wall. We started in some serious rain, the first that had fallen on us on the walk. But with only 9 miles to go this day, we enjoyed the slower pace. The most excitement we … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 3: Once Brewed to Gilsland

After giving it our all yesterday, my husband and I decided that we could hike the Wall, or we could see some of the sites along the Wall. Given the time we had, we couldn’t do both. Sore and tired … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 2: Chollerford to Once Brewed

This was the longest segment of our Wall Walk — 12 miles. And it had more ups and downs. The good news was that because the landscape is more rugged, fewer stones were taken for other building projects, and the … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 1: Corbridge to Chollerford

The first day was supposed to be reasonably easy, from Corbridge to Chollerford. Corbridge started as a Roman town that predates the Wall. At first, the Romans figured they’d steamroll over the local population of Britain just as they had … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall: Getting There

I’ve always wanted to walk Hadrian’s Wall, on the border between England and Scotland. The idea of hiking along a 2000-year-old artifact for miles on end, and finishing the day at a pub just really appeals to me. The Wall … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall: A Little History

I have always wanted to hike Hadrian’s Wall — no idea why. This summer, I finally badgered my husband into going. I figured if we didn’t do it soon, our legs wouldn’t handle it. A Little Background The Romans toyed … Continue reading

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