Here's some of what makes me come alive: biking
to work no matter what the weather; running
through the grassy meadows above Chautauqua; skiing
down fresh snow from high in the Indian Peaks; laughing with climbing
friends around a campfire in Joshua Tree; speculating on the meaning of the mind-bending sculptures in the museum of contemporary art
; doing cartwheels at the local crossfit
gym, getting lost while searching for hot springs in Costa Rica; exploring
rural Spain on foot; chasing the Yeti around a construction site at the annual Great Divide anniversary party; riding my bike on gravelly paths among pine trees in Buffalo Creek; learning to kayak in water that's far too big on the Platte; or [insert next adventure
here]. And then afterwards laughing about it with friends.
is one of my favorite excuses to get interesting friends together (and for emptying out the fridge). I often invent new (and occasionally delicious) things to eat with whatever ingredients are nearby. And for dessert, I love to top it all off with some live music
(think Tennis at the Bluebird).