Journey Jotters

Bitten by the travel bug

Yesterday I wrote about the cabin we rented for a Christmas getaway to Arkansas last year. We rented the cabin for four nights and were eagerly anticipating the stay, after staying home all years long.

At the end of 2020, the JJ family took a Christmas getaway with our friends, the T family. After worrying about the pandemic all year long and staying home, we felt it was time to take a break. We decided to venture out of Texas on a road trip but not too far. Our friends …

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The JJ family took our first COVID trip to Telluride in May 2021. You can read all the posts from the series here. Although Telluride itself is small, there’s a ton of activities to do here, a variety of experiences to be had, and plenty of attractions to visit. In fact, there is so much …

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On our last evening in Mountain Village on our recent Telluride trip, we finally got a chance to ride the Gondola. After being closed during shoulder season for maintenance, the Gondola had opened up the day before for the first time that season. According to informational signs posted on the cars, the Gondola between Mountain …

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Yesterday, I wrote about our outdoor morning 4WD adventure on the third day of our Telluride trip here. Our plan that day had been to finish the 4 WD tour in the morning and hike to Bridal Veil Falls in the afternoon. That way, we wouldn’t be constrained by time while on the hike. We …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. Unlike the summer of 2020, when we explored several local trails, we mainly remained homebound this …

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On the third day of our Telluride trip, we explored the Telluride area further. We wanted to accomplish two main things: one was to hike to Bridal Veil Falls and the other to try an off-roading adventure. Telluride Outside offers several such 4WD tours that involve driving along old mining roads, like the Imogene Pass, …

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