Category Archives: Cities

Manitou Springs

Holiday weekend. We wanted to do something. We knew most places would be crowded. We decided to tour the shops in Manitou Springs to keep the driving to a minimum. The free parking lot was full, but we found one … Continue reading

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Aspen

We’re in Colorado now. We have to check out Aspen, right? I was a little turned off by the drive north from Glenwood Springs. The mountains were pretty, but the road was obviously built to handle huge amounts of traffic. There were … Continue reading

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Idaho Springs

We braved the terror that is I-70 and headed east. For much of the way, the lane markings had been worn off by snow plowing. That, coupled with some insane drivers (like the guy who slowed down to 20 mph … Continue reading

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Frisco

We drove north from Breckenridge to Frisco, mostly to see the Dillon Reservoir and get our water fix after being in the desert for the past four months. But the water was very low, and much of it was still … Continue reading

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Breckenridge

As we came down off of Hoosier Pass, we could see the ski slopes above Breckenridge. We drove through town and parked across the street from the Kava Cafe, where Nate and Karen were waiting for us. The place is … Continue reading

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Alma

On Good Friday, we headed into the mountains to explore. Nate and Karen had been in California for a month and were on their way home (after being stranded by car trouble in Tuba City, Arizona for four days). We … Continue reading

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Boulder

We headed to downtown Boulder and strolled through Pearl Street Mall, a four block section of stores where no traffic is allowed.  It was an experience. There were street musicians (some of which played like they’d just acquired their instrument … Continue reading

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Palmer Park

I had a rare Monday off work, so I went for another hike in another Colorado Springs Park — Palmer Park. But first, I went to REI and bought my first pair of hiking boots. Two helpful women worked with … Continue reading

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Monument

I spent a couple hours this afternoon wandering about Monument, Colorado, taking photos of everything that was interesting and several things that weren’t. On this site, on January 15, 2017, at 2:30 pm, Roger took a red chair photo. A … Continue reading

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Palmer Lake Star

From late November through New Years, when driving north on I-25 through Monument, Colorado, or when out walking in the area anytime after dark, you can’t help noticing the giant lit-up star on the mountainside above Palmer Lake. On December … Continue reading

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