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The Stanley Hotel

Sally and I were footloose over Thanksgiving, so we decided to head out of town for two nights. Our destination was The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. I’d driven through the town before, and seen the hotel up on the … Continue reading

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Hole N’ the Rock

This tourist trap comes complete with a misplaced apostrophe. Hole N’ the Rock is about five miles south of Moab. It advertises itself with huge letters painted in white on a cliff. We were the only visitors when we arrived … Continue reading

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Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings

It’s hard to know exactly what’s what at this place. The cliff dwelling isn’t an original, but the story goes that much of the material was scrounged from actual cliff dwelling ruins elsewhere in the state. The bricks were brought … Continue reading

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Will Rogers Shrine of the Son

Spencer Penrose made millions in mining. He invested in the Colorado Springs area—the Broadmoor Resort was his most notable achievement. He sponsored the first race up Pikes Peak, and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is his creation. He also built a … Continue reading

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