Monday, March 5, 2018

Plog Away!

The wind is whipping in NoCo today. When I had Walter the Wonder Dog out on an ill-advised walk, I couldn't help but notice how much trash has collected in the winter-dry irrigation ditch near my neighborhood. That reminded me of something my son told me about the other day: plogging.

The term is a portmanteau of "plocka upp" (Swedish for pick up) and, of course, jogging. I'm not much for jogging, but I can certainly try get into the habit of bringing a trash bag along on my daily dog walks.

I guess that will make me a "plalker"...?

Friday, March 2, 2018


It's time for me to decide the fate of this blog. I hate to leave it hanging out there on the internets with no new content, for fear that something nefarious will happen to it. But I still have a fondness for my one-time hometown project. So I think I will try to keep up with it for a bit to see how it goes.

The blog lives!


I think!

We'll see...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Still Here...

Why, hello there! I'm pleased to report that I'm still alive and well, despite my lengthy absence from this blog. If you're just dropping by, thanks for visiting! Here you can find information about my adventures in Fort Collins, Colorado (aka the Choice City).

I'm also on twitter at @jennysundstedt, dabble a bit on Pinterest, and am published by Hot Chocolate Press.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy Blogiversary Hiatus

I can hardly believe it, but Choice City Native turns three years old this week! I'm proud of my little blog baby and have a lot of fun sharing it with you. But now feels like the right time for me to take a break and work on other important projects--including Walter the puppy, my mother's garage full of antique furniture, my neglected manuscripts... Life, right? You know how it is.

Until we meet again, I wish you all the best. And happy blogging!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Breckenridge Getaway

Last week, we spent a few days up in Breckenridge, Colorado (aka Breck), a ski community less than three hours away from my house. The town got its start when prospectors came for the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in 1859 and discovered placer gold deposits along the Blue River. These days, Breck has a population of about 4,500 at an elevation of 9,600 feet. In my humble opinion, the Colorado ski towns are more fun and more beautiful in the summer--not to mention less crowded and with better weather. And, in Breck's case, free gondola and parking.

Some of the many things we enjoyed:

The picturesque town

Friendly dogs

Historic cemetery
Summer sled dog ride

Alpine coaster

Renting a boat on Lake Dillon

Lots of good food

The wildlife

And of course the spectacular views

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Meet Walter

Walter is a 12(?) week old terrier mutt-puppy who was found running loose in Kansas and was rescued by an organization here in Colorado, surviving parvo along the way. He is adorable and crazy and on Friday will be the newest member of our family. Wish us luck! I think we're gonna need it :-)

Enjoy this last day of July, before the back-to-school season gets into full swing. Tomorrow is Colorado Day, and I'd like to wish my native state a happy 137th birthday! Admission to the History Colorado Center in Denver will be free from 10-5, and Monday, August 5, is a free day at all 42 state parks.