A Week in the Colorado Mountains

August 14, 2020

Nothing like a little nature to make you remember what’s important.   I took a much needed sojourn to the mountains last week.   I rented a great little house called “The Dressmaker’s Cottage.   Leadville has always been one of my favorite mountain towns.   Its weird and quirky and artsy Leadville was first…

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Florida’s Forgotten Coast

March 20, 2012

Florida is a not my favorite state for a lot of reasons. It’s flat, dull, mostly culture-free and really really humid. I did however have quite a bit of curiosity around seeing the panhandle. Any place that’s off the regular tourist circuit usually appeals to me. My first stop in Crystal River was a bit…

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Fredericksburg, VA & Charleston,SC (During the Civil War)

March 12, 2012

The Civil War Civil War, in U.S. history, conflict (1861–65) between the Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy. It is generally known in the South as the War between the States and is also called the War of the Rebellion (the official Union designation), the War…

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A Month in Europe

January 27, 2012

What an amazing chapter to the adventure!  First off, you may have noticed that halcyonhighway has entered its second year in existence and the tag line’s now “Road Trip 2011-2012”  which I’m very excited about. January 16th I arrive in London and go directly to Karin, Darragh and Milo’s house and look who was there…

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The Nine Days Of Christmas At The Hotel Russell In London

December 31, 2011

Booking a hotel in London at Christmas can be challenging.  If you’re me, and I suspect most travelers are, you want a good central location and you don’t want to pay a fortune for it.  I looked on line and found the Hotel Russell on Russell Square and according to Orbitz it was a “Best Value”  I’m always skeptical…

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The Amazing Brother P-Touch Label-24,000 Miles And Still Holding Tight!

December 13, 2011

You’re probably thinking, what’s this all about? Well before I left on my trip I spoke with an industry colleague and she had a brilliant idea as part of their “Extreme Offices” campaign. She asked me if I would put a Brother P-Touch label on my car to help prove how tough they are and…

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A Look Back-20 Of My Favorite Photos

December 5, 2011

I think the time has come for my first retrospective. These photos are incredibly special to me. I was blown away by the sheer magnitude of natural beauty out there in the U.S. I was also delighted by the amazing people I encountered, either in person or from a distance. I’m extremely lucky to have…

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Halcyon Hiatus Is Over!

November 20, 2011

I’m back!  It’s been a while since my last blog post. As most of you know there was a little bit of a halcyon horror on Kauai.  For some reason I thought cruising across a plantation on an ATV without ever haven ridden one was a good idea, turned out that I was mistaken.  The…

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Olympic National Park, Lake Quinault And The Beautiful Hoh Rainforest

October 3, 2011

Seventeen years ago, I stayed at the Rain Forest Resort Village on Lake Quinault with my friend Jen. I always remembered it being pretty and remote and that we liked the resort, but none of the details. The only reason I remembered the name of the place is because I have a coffee mug from…

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Boys Acting Silly In The Red And Yellow Library

September 29, 2011

Photographed on location mostly in the Seattle Library, yes that’s right the library, deal with it 🙂

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