As you read this we're wrapping up our Colorado trip, and what a fun family vacation we've been having, even though I did fret quite a bit about spending the money. But we only do it up like this once every few years (7 years since our last big family trip) and it's been a blast. 🙂 Have you caught any of my Facebook or Twitter updates? I've been posting tidbits and pictures from our trip now and then. I'll tell you more in an upcoming post here on the blog, with plenty of foodie pictures too, of course!
For just a taste of the beauty we've taken in on this trip, I posted a bunch of cool shots I've taken so far over at my other blog, including the view that brought tears to my eyes last week… If you've already seen this after I posted yesterday morning, I just added two more breathtaking shots from the second time we went to the summit on Sunday afternoon. This time we drove instead of taking the train, and it was a bit nerve-wracking wondering if our brakes would hang in there.
- This one is just. Plain. Scary. Thank you to Colleen who sent me this article, “What the USDA doesn't want you to know about antibiotics and factory farms.” (Where to find SAFE sources for pastured meats.)
- The following meat scare was from June, but geesh, how much more proof do we need that conventional meats are just not worth the risk? Chicken may have small amounts of arsenic.
- This next Huffington Post article caught my eye after there was such a response after my post on the topic of antidepressant meds: Weaning off Paxil. (Also, did you see this one: 20 tips on fighting anxiety, depression and fatigue naturally.) Here's an excerpt from Huff Post: “Antidepressants are increasingly prescribed for people who have not been diagnosed with an actual psychiatric disorder, according to a new study that raises questions about whether or not the drugs are being prescribed inappropriately or too often.” Read the full article: Antidepressants given more and more to people without diagnosis.
Have a great week!