Category Archives: Sculptures and Statues

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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Utah Vacation—Day One

It’s been a long time since we just took off for an extended vacation. When we decided to do it this year, she couldn’t get off work until the last week of October. That was later in the season than … Continue reading

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Glow at the Gardens

I had barely mentioned this pumpkin-carving festival at the Denver Botanical Gardens when my wife told me to buy tickets. Our only option was a Thursday night. We drove up after work and ate supper at Noodles. The park was … Continue reading

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Ice Castles

Somebody has figured out how to make icicles and fuse them together to make walls and towers and other formations. The company looks for places— Minnesota, Utah, Alberta—where it stays cold long enough to build a castle. This year, the … Continue reading

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Weekend in Ohio

We made a quick trip to Columbus in mid-January. A friend had sung the praises of Schmitdt’s German restaurant in German village. We drove straight there after picking up our rental Toyota Rav-4. It wasn’t 5:00 p.m. yet, but the … Continue reading

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