Category Archives: Roadside Attractions


Dragonman is all about guns—selling them, shooting them, owning them. Dragonman is Mel Bernstein, owner of a gun shop, shooting range, and military museum in the prairie east of the Colorado Spring Airport. His museum is only open to guided … Continue reading

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Arizona Birding Adventure

I had been birding for five years when my wife and I spent a week in Tucson with my parents in 1984. They liked birds, although they weren’t hard-core listers. On many of the days during that March/April trip, we … Continue reading

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Harold Warp’s Pioneer Village

I’ve known about Pioneer Village for a long time. I think I used to own a postcard with the son house on it, so I may have even been here as a child. It’s one of those places that become … Continue reading

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Peterson Air and Space Museum

With our days in Colorado numbered, I took a look at my things to do list and realized I’d never made it to this museum in Colorado Springs. It’s located on Peterson Space Force Base, and I had to request … Continue reading

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Miles of Lonely

I’d made reservations for a spot in a photo blind to see Lesser Prairie-Chickens on Sunday morning. We had to be in place before dawn, which meant I had to stay overnight in Oakley, Kansas. I decided to take back … Continue reading

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