Rowan O’Roark

afternoon preview – YUM!


2017 – another year of thanks!

but first, made room for turkey with an ABSOLUTELY FREE 5K in my hometown.  Four years ago, ran this event – super happy to be back!  This year, drug along Stephen (here on a holiday visit).  Whatta sport.  Prep time?  None.

Walk, run, got it done – AND with a smile on our face.

May have found my new run partner.  LOL>


Warm breezy walk with Ro ‘round Waneka.  Plenty of time for Thanksgiving prep.  Feasting & football at 1pm, Ash & Tom’s in Westminster.  Our Colorado tradition ❤



An ABSOLUTELY FREE 5K benefitting those in need!


• When: November 23rd, 2017

• Race Start: 9:00 a.m.

• Where:  Downtown Louisville, CO – 951 Spruce Street Louisville CO


• What: THIS RACE IS FREE (but you have to bring a donation – non-perishable food or winter clothing please).  Thank you for participating in the 2016 Turkey Trot.  Because of you and the support from our generous local businesses this event continues to be free.  In 2016 our runners donated over 20,000 pounds of food to the Sister Carmen Community Center and enormous trucks full of winter clothing.


• Who: Thousands of your closest friends and family looking to get some exercise before Thanksgiving feast.

• Benefitting: Community members in need!


We hope you can make it!


Project Louisville LLC & Events LLC



 Turkey Trot 2017



Most deserving of holidays, celebrating man’s best friend.

My pup, Ro is certainly there for me – sickness & in health, long hike or short neighborhood stroll, snowy winters or hot smoldering summers – he’s got my back & I’ve got his.  His natural curiosity & intense need to protect [us] from neighbors (& dogs) passing our windows at night – HA! – he’s a good one.  Love ya to the moon & back Ro Ro 🙂


National Dog Day serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.


Millions of dogs are killed each year because they’re simply unwanted, says Colleen Paige, founder of National Dog Day. They’re unwanted because no one realized how to properly care for the demands of the breed. They’re unwanted because they were bought as a Christmas gift for a child that didn’t keep their promises about caring for the dog…unwanted because they shed too much…unwanted because they bark too much. UNWANTED…simply because someone changed their mind. All a dog wants to do is love and protect you. That’s all. Dogs are amazing, courageous, sensitive and sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider bringing what was once considered “unwanted love”, into your heart and home on National Dog Day!”




Ro tug-o-war battle


High of 67 yesterday, woke this morning to SNOW – not the 1-3 inches forecasted, but a whopping 10 inches!!  Wet heavy snow falling 2” per hour.  BLIZZARD WARNING: high winds, white-out conditions.  Good day to own a Jeep 🙂

Good day ⇨ Better day?  Receiving a text from your boss saying: SNOW day, work is closed.  That’s happened…well, never.  Even our mega airport, DIA (Denver Int’l Airport), closed – first time in 10 years.  WOW!

Don’t have to be a kid to appreciate a SNOW day 🙂


Changed into PJs & fried up a half dozen eggs – SNOW DAY protein breakfast!  Yum!

Later hiked thru knee-deep snow ‘round Hecla Lake, sharing off-leash quality time with my best bud Ro.


Day’s final tally – 20.3 inches.  FAAANNNTASTIC!





Record-smashing spring snowfall pounds Boulder

City sees 16.4 inches of snow — equal to the average snowfall for all of March


A monster snowstorm dumped a record-breaking 16.4 inches of snow on Boulder on Wednesday while crippling cities all along the Front Range and stranding would-be spring break travelers.


That Boulder snowfall, as reported by meteorologist Matt Kelsch, shatters the record for snowfall on March 23, which was 10.6 inches set in 2013.


In fact, Wednesday’s dump exactly equaled Boulder’s average March snowfall for the past 30 years, and comes on top of last week’s 15-inch snowfall.


Official totals:


Boulder: 16.4 inches


Longmont: 15.4 inches


Nederland: 23.5 inches


Louisville: 20.3 inches


Lafayette: 19 inches


Blizzard shuts down Denver International Airport

Officials shut down Denver International Airport on Wednesday, canceling over 1,000 flights after a mega snowstorm temporarily knocked out power and created conditions unsafe for plane takeoffs and…



Such a terrible Denver Blizzard Snow Day, my first experience in this city. With tons of cars strayed off the roads, accidents made many cars stranded, very poor visibility (0.3 miles) and schools, shopping malls closed today.


Denver International Airport has been closed on Wednesday “until further notice” as the hub deals with extreme winter weather and recovery from morning…


This is crazy….chains required within the city

Denver socked in: I-70, I-25 and I-76 closed in all directions from metro area – The Denver Post: CDOT’s alert:  All CMV must chain up and passenger vehicles must use chains, snow tires, 4WD through Denver area on I-25, I-70, C-470, I-225, Hwy 83, I-270, I-76 and US 285.



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