Category Archives: Amusement Parks and Fairs

Stuttgart Fair

On our final day in Germany, Andrew and Lindy’s plan was to spend the afternoon at a fair in Stuttgart. That meant I had the morning free. My sore throat had kept me awake most of the night, so I … Continue reading

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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

I rafted through the Royal Gorge back in 2002. I saw the suspension bridge high overhead and the crowds of people lining the train tracks along the bottom of the gorge. But it wasn’t until Easter weekend that Sally and … Continue reading

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Illumination Light Show

I saw an advertisement for a walk-through light show at the Baptist Road exit in Monument. That’s only two exits north of our house, and I know Sally likes Christmas lights, so after Seven Falls we headed up. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Labor Day Balloon Festival

We got up early, drove to Memorial Park and took a slow stroll around the lake while watching this. Apparently it’s a thing to make the basket hit the water. Several didn’t try. Some tried but pulled up. Maybe 10 … Continue reading

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Colorado State Fair

Of course we had to check out the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. We parked in a dirt lot right across from the fair grounds. We were taking our sweet time putting on sun screen and gathering our stuff when … Continue reading

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Arcade Amusements

It’s hard to describe this place. Five or six rooms spread out over three buildings are filled to the brim with a massive collection of coin-operated machines. There’s pin ball, kiddie rides, foot massagers, skee ball, bubble gum machines, Pac … Continue reading

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Territory Days

The town of Colorado City, established in 1859, was the first permanent community in the Pikes Peak region. In 1917, it was annexed by Colorado Springs. To celebrate this exciting history, Old Colorado City puts on a three day festival … Continue reading

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Magic Kingdom

If you had asked me at almost any point in my adulthood whether I wanted to go to Disney World, I would have laughed and said no thanks. But a couple years ago I came to the realization that I … Continue reading

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