Category Archives: Roadside Attractions

Downtown Aquarium — Denver

We were in Denver, the weather was lousy and forecasted to get worse. We spent the afternoon at the aquarium. We were hungry when we arrived, so we went to the restaurant first. We had to wait 45 minutes for … Continue reading

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The Stone Collection

We are the first people to live in our house that have actually owned it. The original owners bought it as a rental property, and everything in it is builders’ grade. That’s fine. It’s the reason we were able to … Continue reading

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Colorado-Style Pizza

We’ve been disappointed with the pizza in Colorado. They understand the basic concept—get a circular piece of dough and put stuff on it. But good pizza is much more than that. The sauce out here has no zestiness. It’s little … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

I never intended to make a special trip to visit this museum dedicated to the life and career of Buffalo Bill Cody, but I knew it was there and figured I’d be in the neighborhood some day. That day turned … Continue reading

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Berthoud Pass

We woke up to a steady rain on Saturday morning. After breakfast in the hotel in Winter Park, we headed south. We could see high mountains covered with snow in the distance. As the road climbed, the rain turned to … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — Moose

As we were getting out of our car at Holzwarth Historic Site, a kind man with a British accent pulled up in his SUV and informed us that family of moose were grazing in the meadow along the Colorado River. … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — West Side

The Never Summer Mountains Holzwarth Historic Site The Fleshut Cabin, built by the first person to homestead in the Colorado River Valley. The Holzwarth family operated a fishing camp/dude ranch in the area from 1918 into the 1970’s. Golden-mantled Ground … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — Trail Ridge Road

We drove west across the park on Trail Ridge Road, stopping at most of the pull-offs and overlooks along the way. This is the view from Rainbow Curve. The Forest Canyon Overlook. At lower elevations, the day had been extraordinary. … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — To Bear Lake

I’m still trying to get used to the fact that RMNP is only two-and-a-half hours from home. We were told mid-September is the best time to go to see Elk and fall colors. It has the added advantage of being … Continue reading

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Front Range Barbeque

After touring the McAllister House, we drove to Old Colorado City. There was a farmers market going on in the square across the street from Front Range Barbeque, and we expected the place to be packed. The parking areas were, … Continue reading

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