Category Archives: Roadside Attractions

The Big Blue Bear

A 40-foot tall statue of a bear stands outside the wall of windows at the Colorado Convention Center. The name of the sculpture is “I See What You Mean,” but I have never heard it called that. I’d never seen … Continue reading

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Bears vs. Broncos — Mile High Stadium

When I was in Junior High, my Sunday school teacher took me and a friend to see the Dallas Cowboys vs. the college all-stars at  Soldier Field. I wasn’t into football back then and remember nothing about the game. Sometime … Continue reading

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Labor Day Balloon Festival

This was a morning that didn’t go as planned. Lindy asked if we would like to go to the Labor Day Balloon Festival with Andrew and her. We said yes, and that we’d pick them up at 6:00. They thought … Continue reading

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Lost Island Mini Golf

Spent 4½ hours on a hot, sunny afternoon playing two rounds of mini golf with my department at Lost Island Mini Golf. I won both games.

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Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

I booked rides on the Leadville Railroad at 10:00 am on Saturday. The town was about 20 minutes from our B&B. We were able to board right when we arrived, and we sat in an open car that had a … Continue reading

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Southeastern Colorado

What to do on a Saturday when there’s nothing to do? I drove down to Higbee Canyon south of La Junta, where I’d seen some cool birds last August. Even though I got there much earlier in the day this … Continue reading

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Cripple Creek Museums

My first afternoon stop was the Cripple Creek District Museum, at the head of main street right next to the railroad depot. The building was the Midland Terminal Depot, built in 1895, when Cripple Creek had a population of 50,000. … Continue reading

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Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

Not much of a story here. I decided to spend the day seeing what there is to see in Cripple Creek. That included a ride on the narrow gauge railroad. I sat in the first of two cars, right behind … Continue reading

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