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Roaming About with Susie Lindau Like a Fly on the Wall!

Mike Says:

It’s an honor to have Susie on Roam About.

Not really sure how I found her…maybe through Brigitte; maybe she found me, either way, Susie’s amazing. She’s created quite the following at the great, funny, entertaining adventure blog Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride.

Check it out; she has more badass adventures over the course of a weekend than I do in months. And she wears fake mustaches. AND she’s a skier. She also does this awesome piece called ‘Use and Abuse Me’ where you can post a link to something you’ve written, then get exposure, and introductions to other great bloggers. If you’re new to the blogging world, this is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to a new community.


When Mike asked me to guest post for him while he roams about Asia, I sensed his anxiety. Then I came up with an idea. When roamers and wild riders collide, Mike could hang out like a fly on the wall!

Mike 2

Some of you may not be acquainted with my Wild Ride, but it is always an adventure.

I live in Boulder, Colorado. During the winter, my husband Danny and I drive up to the mountains almost every weekend. March is often the snowiest month of the year.

Super fly Mike 1

Recently, we skied at Breckenridge where it dumped the entire day. Colorado resorts are known for their champagne powder since the atmosphere is thin at nearly two miles high. Warm temperatures transformed the usually light “pow” to heavy ice cream snow.

Super Fly Mike 4

At one point it became hard to see. Skiing off a head wall can be unnerving when visibility is only ten feet. It’s like riding a roller coaster in the dark…only it’s light.

Super fly Mike 6

Danny’s iPhone takes such high contrast photos, you can’t see how hard the snow is coming down.

Super Fly Mike 5

One of our traditions is to start our day with a hot tub, but after a phenomenal day of skiing, this is the only way to relax!

Super Fly Mike 3

Sayonara Mike! Don’t worry. Everything is under….. **crash**

If you roamed from my Wild Ride, click on “home” and check out Mike’s posts!

Where was your last adventure?

Leave a comment and I’ll stop by your blog!

43 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hey Susie, thanks for introducing another great blogger! I’m going to sit back and travel the here for a bit 😉
    My last adventure was to Alaska for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race a couple of weeks ago!

    March 21, 2013
  2. I am so glad Denise! Have fun on traveling around Mike’s place.
    How cool is the Iditarod Race! You have the most amazing adventures in Alaska.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    March 21, 2013
  3. Love this post! Mike and I LOVE Boulder, CO. We will have to visit soon!

    March 21, 2013
  4. Thanks so much! It was fun to put together.
    We would love that Marti. There is always something going on. With 300 sunny days and the mountains, it is easy to find adventure!
    Have a fun trip!

    March 21, 2013
  5. Susie, I get to Roam on the 30th (my time to post). This was fun and you are hilarious. Thanks for the snow ride and it was nice to have Mike along. 🙂

    March 21, 2013
  6. I can’t wait to see everyone’s guest posts. Do you have one in the works?
    I think Mike’s little tiny fly feet finally thawed out in the hot tub. 🙂
    Thanks Brigitte!

    March 21, 2013
  7. Where did Fly Mike find ski gear in his size???

    March 21, 2013
  8. Catherine Johnson #

    That hot tub sounds divine right about now. Fun post, Susie and Mike

    March 21, 2013
    • Thanks Catherine!
      I think I frightened off Mike’s regular followers…Hahaha!

      March 21, 2013
      • Catherine Johnson #


        March 21, 2013
  9. Wowza, Mike! Your blog survived the Wild Child. Of course it was ‘used and abused’ (where have I heard that before?) to show off her new Ski Outfit… and shamelessly promote her legs. Some great winter pics and information about snow. Danny came through again, documenting our favorite Wild Thing’s adventures… What no Snow Dance?

    Looking forward to your return and finding out where you went in Asia…

    March 21, 2013
    • Hey Ted! Great to “see” you!
      Yep you know me. I am shameless… 🙂 I couldn’t work Mike into the video so I cut it. Next time!
      He will have all kinds of stories to tell. In the meantime, Mike has some fun bloggers taking over his post. I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

      March 21, 2013
    • Thanks Ted. There were a lot of empty beer bottles in the back, and a hole in the ceiling, but the blog survived.
      Just returned from Japan – posts regarding coming very soon. Thanks for stopping by!

      April 4, 2013
  10. I think I gotta sympathize with the fly a bit. I didn’t notice a down jacket or anything. Must’ve been cold. Skiing is a whole lot of fun, but Happy Hour afterwards is a crucial part of the whole adventure. Hot tub and a brew, now that’s good livin’.

    March 21, 2013
    • Hey Eagle Tech!
      That is so true. Mike warmed all of his six feet in the hot tub afterward. He wasn’t complaining once Danny brought him a beer!
      Thanks for coming by!

      March 21, 2013
  11. E. #

    Thanks for the guest post, Susie! I’m one of Mike’s regular followers, but you can bet I’ll be stopping by your blog after reading this post!

    My last adventure was in Baltimore…my fiancee and I had just finished visiting the National Aquarium and were in search of a bar to watch the UNC basketball. We ended up turning onto an….interesting….street, and were solicited by several strip club bouncers and “ladies of the night” (except it was 4pm). “Curious couples always welcome! Special deals inside for the man and his lady!” Uh, thanks but no.

    March 21, 2013
    • Hahaha! That is funny! Danny just told me that I am not allowed to go to Europe by myself because I would follow the creepiest people down the deepest darkest alley in France. He wouldn’t be there to bail me out!
      Sound like “quite” the adventure and it was only 4???
      I do love aquariums and have always been a fish girl.
      Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving a comment on Mike’s. 🙂 I will check out your blog too!

      March 21, 2013
  12. Very clever!!! I am in awe of you! 🙂

    March 21, 2013
    • Hey thanks! It is amazing what a person can do with Microsoft Paint. Some day, I’ll break down and get official! (Photoshop)

      March 21, 2013
  13. Colorado is on my bucket list. One of the reasons I moved to Oregon was because of the great outdoors, but Colorado gives us some stiff competition.

    March 21, 2013
    • You should definitely come to visit and let me know if you do! The skiing is fantastic and from what I hear, Boulder and many of the mountain towns are much like the laid back feeling of your state!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      March 21, 2013
  14. Can’t hear yo-o-o-ou! Stand closer to the Mike, please …

    March 21, 2013
    • Hahaha! I bet he has never heard that one before!
      Thanks for “roaming” over! Lots of good writing and photos to check out….

      March 21, 2013
  15. I’m just grateful Mike didn’t find himself stuck to that frozen pole….you kill me Susie!

    March 22, 2013
  16. My travel life is SO unexplaniably boring. So..yeah. But I do like the photos and the way you put mike in..very clever and funny!!

    March 22, 2013
    • You’ll have to put Colorado on your list! Nothing boring out here.. 🙂
      Thanks! It was a fun little project!

      March 22, 2013
  17. Just as well Mike didn’t buzz in to the hot tub! That’s where I’d be, though… 😉

    March 24, 2013
    • I thought of that! He could have been doing the backstroke. Hahaha! Thanks for coming by Alarna!

      March 24, 2013
  18. lynnkelleyauthor #

    Hahaha! What a fun post. I love how you changed Mike to a fly on the wall. Love your photos. Hot tub and skiing, awesome!

    March 24, 2013
    • Thanks Lynn! It was a fun art project. Thanks for “roaming” over!

      March 24, 2013
  19. filbio #

    LOL! Another nutty post! Skiing, hot tub, man that is a good time. I thought flies did not like hot water though.

    March 26, 2013
  20. I have roamed from the snowy frozen Midwest to the tranquility of the Keys and I am looking out over the Atlantic Ocean and kicking back…’s Spring Break and I am having a restful and relaxing break! Roaming brings back memories of the B-52s and the late 80s!

    March 26, 2013
    • Ha! Nice Clay. Enjoy your break!
      I would love to be relaxing by an ocean…I remember the 80’s and the B52’s. Great memories! Time flies just like Mike. There he goes! …buzzzzzzzzz….

      March 26, 2013
  21. Susie – this is hilarious! Thanks for letting me be your fly for a day, it was a lot of fun. And thanks for leaving out the part where people freaked out after discovering a fly with a goofy-looking human head.

    April 4, 2013
    • Thanks so much Mike! Sorry I missed your sweet intro, but I updated it since…
      How are your arms??? Mine hurt from flapping for a week!
      Are you going through sushi withdrawal?

      April 4, 2013
      • Arms hurt from flying, and MAJOR sushi withdrawal. Must…eat…sashimi

        April 4, 2013
  22. Thank goodness I can live vicariously through your post! That snow!! What a ride!

    April 7, 2013
    • Thanks for coming by Susan! Yep there is still snow in the mountains and we plan to ski again today. Another big storm is coming in!

      April 7, 2013
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