You Will Be Missed, Jette

Jette, a black lab, swimming at Chatfield dog park © 2015 . All rights reserved.

My dog is dead. After thirteen wonderful, joyful and loving years, Jette (like Bette) was euthanized on Wednesday, April 8 2015 at 3:30pm (MDT). Considering where she started (in a cardboard box on the side of a road on an … Continue reading

Spring Beach Trip – Kauai, HI

Kauai-HI-005 © 2013 . All rights reserved.

There’s good reason they film so many movies in Kauai. It’s like nothing else. We stayed at the Westin Ocean Resort (One-Bedroom Premium Villa). The accommodations were great. Nice kitchen, king bed, living room and large bathroom. The patio/lanai was decent and since we … Continue reading

Elephants in Arkansas

Shannon touching an elephant © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Shannon has a real affinity for elephants and horses, elephants more than horses. So when she found that she could spend a weekend up close and personal with real elephants, she signed us up. It would be a long weekend … Continue reading

Trip to the Green River

GreenRiver_Mikes-Brown © 2012 . All rights reserved.

I’d like to share a report from my recently attended Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited (CCTU) trip to the Green River. I’ve been a member of Trout Unlimited for years but an active member only for the last three or four.  Every … Continue reading

My Dad Got Sick

Tom Myers © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Don’t worry. It’s not as ominous as it sounds, he’s fine. But I’ll never forget that sinking feeling at 3:45pm on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 when I picked up a call from my wife, Shannon. She said those tell-tale words … Continue reading

Fishing the Blue River

Blue River Rainbow © 2009 . All rights reserved.

Finally, fly fishing again. Shannon and I went to Dillon/Silverthorne to fish the Blue River this weekend.  Just went for the day.  We didn’t leave the house until 10:00am on Saturday.  I thought there wouldn’t be much traffic on the clogged … Continue reading

About Us

A collage of pictures of Mike and Shannon © 2008 . All rights reserved.

Us, where do I begin? We were both born in the late sixties. My (Mike) parents were probably the most ‘hippie’ of the two of us and it’d be a stretch to call them hippies. Both of our families moved … Continue reading