Author Archives: Roger

About Roger

I am an inveterate lister and have been for as long as I can remember. It used to concern me, but I have now decided to relax and enjoy it. This blog is about the things I list: 1. Books 2. Movies 3. Birds 4. Animals 5. Presidents' Homes 6. Battlefields and Forts 7. Baseball Stadiums 8. Counties I've Visited 9. Disc Golf Scores 10. And So Much More ... Listing is what I do. As to who I am — I'm ... 1. A sinner saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and therefore saved from the punishment I so deserve. 2. A husband, partner and best friend to my wife of 27 years and counting. 3. A father of two interesting daughters whom I love. 4. A writer of curriculum for a Christian organization. 5. A reader 6. A birder 7. A Cubs fan (I can't help it. I was raised that way.)

Vindicator Valley

On Sunday, we took Linda and Barb up into the mountains to Victor. We spent a half hour wandering the Vindicator Valley Trail, enjoying the view. Wyoming Ground Squirrel in hiding Female Mountain Bluebird Even at the relatively early hour … Continue reading

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Recent Sunsets

Most of the time when I walk after work in Monument, I cut through somebody’s yard and hike up the hill (about 300 feet of elevation gain) to Fairplay Road and walk along the ridge. I usually head out around … Continue reading

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Hooked on Books

While we were downtown to see the Uncle Wilber Fountain, I happened upon a bookstore filled with historical works and books from the early to mid-20th century. While Sally, Barb, and Linda sat and relaxed, I wandered the shelves until … Continue reading

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Uncle Wilbur Fountain

Every hour on the hour on summer afternoons, Uncle Wilber rises up under his blue dome and plays his tuba. He can be found in downtown Colorado Springs in Acacia Park. We arrived a few minutes late when the show … Continue reading

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Olympic Training Center

Back in the 1980’s, I was very into the Olympics. I’m not sure why I no longer am. Perhaps it has something to do with the decision to allow professional athletes. Or maybe it’s because the media coverage was slanted … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods Again

My sister and her friend Barb Shoens drove out for the weekend. On Saturday morning, we went to Garden of the Gods. Over the years, I expect I’ll have every square inch of it photographed.

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Art Hop

On the third Thursday of every summer month, many of the stores and galleries in Monument stay open late. Other vendors set up booths in empty store fronts or on the street. A lot of them set out free food. … Continue reading

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Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q

We stopped at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q in Colorado Springs after coming down from Pikes Peak. We got there mid-afternoon, but the place was packed and the wait was about 20 minutes. I ordered pork spare ribs. Sally had brisket. The meat … Continue reading

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Pikes Peak — Coming Down

We stayed up top for maybe 45 minutes. Clouds were moving in fast and it looked like it might storm, but rain didn’t materialize until evening.   We stopped at an overlook for a few minutes.   Tim calls the … Continue reading

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Pikes Peak Summit

I’m not going to attempt to put my photos in any sort of order.  We enjoyed the view for a while until the cog railroad train headed back down. Tim told us this was the time to go inside the … Continue reading

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