Category Archives: Sculptures and Statues

Back to the Cripple Creek Ice Festival

I went with my department coworkers to see the ice carvings in Cripple Creek. The theme this year was superheroes, I guess, since that’s what all the carvings were of. It was mid-afternoon on a weekday, so things weren’t exactly … Continue reading

Posted in Sculptures and Statues | Comments Off on Back to the Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Utah Vacation—Day One

It’s been a long time since Sally and I 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Museums, Road Trips, Sculptures and Statues | Comments Off on Utah Vacation—Day One

Glow at the Gardens

I had barely mentioned this pumpkin-carving festival at the Denver Botanical Gardens when Sally 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 crowded—a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Sculptures and Statues | Comments Off on Glow at the Gardens

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

Posted in Sculptures and Statues | Comments Off on Ice Castles

Weekend in Ohio

We made a quick trip to Columbus in mid-January. Here’s an overview. A friend of Sally’s 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Sculptures and Statues | Comments Off on Weekend in Ohio

Fort Collins

On the Friday after Thanksgiving we went to Fort Collins because … We didn’t really have a reason. We headed downtown in search of a reason to be there. Here’s what we found. A tribute to Andy Warhol on the … Continue reading

Posted in Cities, Food, Red Chair, Sculptures and Statues | Comments Off on Fort Collins

Swetsville Zoo

Bill Swets was a farmer who created his sculpture park just for fun. He fashioned about 180 creatures out of scrap metal and machine parts. They all sit in a dilapidated yard along the Cache la Poudre River near Fort … Continue reading

Posted in Red Chair, Sculptures and Statues | Comments Off on Swetsville Zoo

Uncle Wilbur Fountain

Every hour on the hour on summer afternoons, Uncle Wilber rises up under his blue dome and plays his tuba. He can be found in downtown Colorado Springs in Acacia Park. We arrived a few minutes late when the show … Continue reading

Posted in Sculptures and Statues | 3 Comments