Category Archives: Amusement Parks and Fairs

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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El Paso County Fair

If you were dropped into the middle of the El Paso County Fair without context, you would not guess that the county was home to a city of 600,000. The fair screams rural in every way. There were eight or … Continue reading

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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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