Category Archives: Tours

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

Posted in Tours | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Tours | Leave a comment

Garden of the Gods Jeep Tour

Our sister-in-law Terri is in Denver for a realtor seminar with her boss, Lisa. They had Sunday free, so they drove down to Colorado Springs for a visit. Lisa drove us to Garden of the Gods in her rental SUV. … Continue reading

Posted in Tours | Leave a comment

United States Mint — Denver, Colorado

I took a Wednesday off for my birthday, and Sally and I drove to Denver to tour the U.S. Mint. The tickets are first-come-first-serve. We arrived at 9:30 and got tickets for the 11:00 tour. But since it took a … Continue reading

Posted in Historic Buildings, Tours | Leave a comment

Celestial Seasonings

Our plan was to spend the morning hiking, but the wind was too strong to make that comfortable. So we went to plan B. We drove to Boulder and toured the Celestial Seasonings factory. We arrived a few minutes too … Continue reading

Posted in Tours | Comments Off on Celestial Seasonings

Denver Botanic Gardens

On the Tuesday before Christmas, Sally and I drove up to Denver to see the Blossoms of Light Show at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We arrived about half an hour before the gates opened and were among the first to … Continue reading

Posted in Tours | Comments Off on Denver Botanic Gardens

Day Four — Freedom Mine

Freedom Mine, a coal strip-mining operation, is located just north of Beulah. Arlyn and Marcy are friends with Jerry Becker, whose job with the mine is to work with local landowners. They had arranged for him to give us a tour. … Continue reading

Posted in Tours | Comments Off on Day Four — Freedom Mine

Apple Valley — Part Two (Hillbilly Garden)

After leaving the old gas station, Keith took us on a tour of his Hillbilly Garden. As I understand it, the neighbors were upset that his yard was cluttered with junk and protested to the authorities. Somebody suggested that he … Continue reading

Posted in Tours | Comments Off on Apple Valley — Part Two (Hillbilly Garden)

Wind Cave National Park — The Cave

On our first day in the Black Hills, we headed to Wind Cave National Park. We wanted to beat the crowds, but just missed the first tour of the day, which meant that we had to loiter around the visitor … Continue reading

Posted in National Parks, Red Chair, Tours | Comments Off on Wind Cave National Park — The Cave