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Fort Collins

On the Friday after Thanksgiving we went to Fort Collins because … We didn’t really have a reason. We headed downtown in search of a reason to be there. Here’s what we found. A tribute to Andy Warhol on the … Continue reading

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Swetsville Zoo

Bill Swets was a farmer who created his sculpture park just for fun. He fashioned about 180 creatures out of scrap metal and machine parts. The all sit in a dilapidated yard along the Cache la Poudre River near Fort … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Almost everywhere we went in the San Luis Valley, we could see the huge sand dunes piled up against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. From a distance, they were dwarfed by the mountains. They got impressively larger as we drove … Continue reading

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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

This is an odd place. It began back in 1977 when a family opened a tilapia fish farm. The water in the San Luis Valley is heated to 87° by geothermal springs, making it possible to raise the African perch … Continue reading

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