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Monthly Archives: January 2015; another first for us…

Really, if you like an adventure, check it out.

“ is a site set up to promote fair exchange between budget travelers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organizations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities.”

We spent two weeks with a Life Coach in the heart of Boulder, CO. Our mission was to assist her for up to 3.5 hours a day in a variety of ways; including marketing help for her online business, running errands, and child care.

We have come along way from the daily corporate nonsense we once knew…to understand what’s really important; how you live life and the lives you touch along the way!

Eric and Lori


Boulder Theater Presents: The Big Lebowski


A cult classic movie from 1998, The Big Lebowski, never disappoints an audience. The historic Boulder Theater brought the movie to the big screen once again with enthusiasm and fun. Fans of “the Dude” or His Dudeness, Duder or El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing, were entertained once again by the Coen Brothers classic film. We were engrossed just watching the crowd respond to the movie… .movie goers were encouraged to show up in a bath robes to receive a discount for White Russian cocktails. The crowd was really into it, they were reciting the movie line for line…real hardcore fans. It was the most fun we’ve had at the movies in a long time.

The dude abides,

Eric and Lori

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Colorado Symphony and the Flobots Celebration Concert and 2015 Humanitarian Awards

Colorado Symphony and the Flobots Celebration Concert and 2015 Humanitarian Awards

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act,

Denver provided an evening of music and inspiration. Hosted by Tamara Banks, the evening was classy and full of character. The Colorado Symphony never disappoints! The sheer elegance of their sound resonates to the depths of the soul. But their diversity was most impressive when performing along side alternative hip-hop band,the Flobots. With a message of empowerment through creative education, the Flobots encourage their fans and audiences to utilize music as a tool for social movements. Together, the Colorado Symphony and the Flobots convey the true power of music!

Moved by the music,

Eric and Lori

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Apps We Love!

Apps we love!,,,,


Do you plan to vacation this year?

An impressive website to connect home owners to house sitters worldwide. Homeowners offer their home and amenities in exchange for pet care whilst they are away. As subscribers, we can choose from thousands of housesits worldwide. We are just getting started but have saved thousands in accommodations and have stayed in fabulous places! But the best part, we get to hang out with awesome pets! Annual subscription apply.


Thinking about starting a travel blog this year? Try Tumblr, a free blogger site where one can observe or participate. With a simplified interface, it comes highly recommended by young adults, corporations and freelancers, etc. When you post to Tumblr, it also goes to Twitter and Facebook, on your behalf. Slick, simple and efficient social media communication.


Planning a vacation this year? Try Priceline for ridiculous savings on travel! – this is the best app since sliced bread! Priceline can locate hotel rooms quickly and at a discounted price. We love the “express deals”, you choose where you want to be and the app does the rest. It finds all participating hotels in the area and lists out the price you pay and the star-rating of the hotel. You pick the price and star rating and Priceline chooses the hotel. We’ve landed some impressive accommodations for less than $50 per night. Quick, economical, and entertaining.


Looking for the odd and extraordinary while traveling?

For the love of the open road and an incurable case of wanderlust,

this travel app seeks the unique roadside attractions, including restaurants and lodging and so much more. Find retro roadside diners to quirky art exhibits – this app will guide you there. Unusual, exciting, and fun!


Looking for new skills or sharing the skills you have? hosts thousands of opportunities worldwide to connect people and their skills to entrepreneurs, homesteaders, sustainable living projects, social media introductions and so much more. Find your muse, maybe a new career, or develop new skills at your next

There’s an app for that,

Eric and Lori


Glenwood Springs, Colorado


The call to fame for Glenwood Springs is the healing hot mineral springs that flow through the center of town. There are two huge outdoor pools open to the public.

As we entered the pool the air temperature was a chilly 20 degrees, but once our toes touched the104 degree water, it was like stepping into an ancient spa of the Gods …and the steam only added to the ambiance. It was comical to see patrolling lifeguards in winter coats and hats. A relaxing day!

Hot and steamy,

Eric and Lori


Aspen Day Trippin’

Aspen has a reputation for high-end everything. But you can enjoy the city on foot and see it all for free! First, check out the Aspen Art Museum, located on Hyman Ave. the museum is big into contemporary art displays, and is a complimentary experience, thanks to Amy and John Phelan. The artists interpretations are sophisticated and complicated.. but yet so simple and obvious from the visual prospective. Refreshingly, the staff was helpful, patient, and enthusiastic with our questions about the exhibits. The building itself is a weave of sorts, creating interesting lines and views from the inside and out.

Next, find the John Denver Sanctuary. Another hidden gem among the hustle and bustle of downtown Aspen. Along the river path, boulders are etched with lyrics from his songs, positioned just right to see the mountains or the river as you read. John Denver was a fan of Aspen and advocate for the area. He is still respected by his fans and the local community of Aspen.

Aspen is certainly a cultural hub! But do it in two hours or less, or your parking privilege expires!
Country roads take me home,

Eric and Lori

New Years in Aspen, CO

We spent a lovely New Years in Aspen CO, with Toby and Amber (a lab terrier mix and an orange tabby) at a housesit between the Roaring Fork River and the Rio Grande Trail near Aspen. With days spent snowshoeing and Toby showing us around the neighborhood, it’s easy to see why people retreat here year-round.

The 360 view from the condo is like watching the Wonderful World of Disney for the first time in color….vivid colors, unique scenery, and colorful characters…yea it’s like that here.

Strolling through downtown Aspen is like browsing at a fur factory; full length fur coats and furry lined hats are all the rage or more like the norm. We weren’t wearing fur, but Eric’s Carhartt jacket did turn a few heads, as did my striped knee socks.

Still turning heads,

Eric and Lori

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