Category Archives: Amusement Parks and Fairs

Labor Day Balloon Festival

We got up early, drove to Memorial Park and took a slow stroll around the lake while watching this. Apparently it’s a thing to make the basket hit the water. Several didn’t try. Some tried but pulled up. Maybe 10 … Continue reading

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Colorado State Fair

Of course we had to check out the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. We parked in a dirt lot right across from the fair grounds. We were taking our sweet time putting on sun screen and gathering our stuff when … Continue reading

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Arcade Amusements

It’s hard to describe this place. Five or six rooms spread out over three buildings are filled to the brim with a massive collection of coin-operated machines. There’s pin ball, kiddie rides, foot massagers, skee ball, bubble gum machines, Pac … Continue reading

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Territory Days

The town of Colorado City, established in 1859, was the first permanent community in the Pikes Peak region. In 1917, it was annexed by Colorado Springs. To celebrate this exciting history, Old Colorado City puts on a three day festival … Continue reading

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Magic Kingdom

If you had asked me at almost any point in my adulthood whether I wanted to go to Disney World, I would have laughed and said no thanks. But a couple years ago I came to the realization that I … Continue reading

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EPCOT — Part 4

When we began exploring again, it was dark. We wandered past Germany. and China and into Norway, where we went on the Maelstrom boat ride. None of my pictures turned out, but if you think of a dark tunnel with … Continue reading

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EPCOT — Part 3

It was suppertime, and after the usual difficulty getting five people to agree on what they want to eat, we decided on Via Napoli in Italy. I’m glad we did, because the thin-crust pizza we ordered was some of the … Continue reading

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EPCOT — Part 2

We toured the World Showcase, stopping in some countries to see the sights and walking past others. Canada — Our guide explained to us how the windows in this building are smaller the higher they are to make it look … Continue reading

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EPCOT — Part 1

In mid-January, I spent five days in Orlando with a group of coworkers manning a booth at the Children’s Pastors’ Conference. We were kept busy from early in the morning to late at night and didn’t have much time to … Continue reading

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Downtown Disney at night

I had an hour to kill at Downtown Disney before I was meeting Nate and Karen to see a movie. There’s nothing to do at Downtown Disney except shop and eat, so I took a walk along the lakeshore. I … Continue reading

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