As the winds of a snowfall that broke a century-old reocord began to rattle the windows in Denver, I was curled up with a plate of smokey barbeque and the family dog in Texas. Somehow I have been able to avoid the major storms during my first winter in Colorado. I’ll return just in time for clear roads and warming temperatures — and even better: enough snow left for a week of great snow shoeing.

The trip to Texas was wonderful. I spent time with my parents and our ailing family dog, Dharma. And I had the chance to catch up with a childhood friend I hadn’t seen in ages. More on that later. For now, a glimpse of la vida Tejana:







Now, back to packing and returning to that snow…