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Wichita Illuminations

On our way to Arkansas for Christmas, we spent a night in Wichita. As soon as we checked into our hotel, I got online and bought tickets for the light show at the botanical gardens. I should have gotten a … Continue reading

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The Stone Collection

We are the first people to live in our house that have actually owned it. The original owners bought it as a rental property, and everything in it is builders’ grade. That’s fine. It’s the reason we were able to … Continue reading

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Olympic Training Center

Back in the 1980’s, I was very into the Olympics. I’m not sure why I no longer am. Perhaps it has something to do with the decision to allow professional athletes. Or maybe it’s because the media coverage was slanted … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods Jeep Tour

Our sister-in-law Terri is in Denver for a realtor seminar with her boss, Lisa. They had Sunday free, so they drove down to Colorado Springs for a visit. Lisa drove us to Garden of the Gods in her rental SUV. … Continue reading

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United States Mint — Denver, Colorado

I took a Wednesday off for my birthday, and Sally and I drove to Denver to tour the U.S. Mint. The tickets are first-come-first-serve. We arrived at 9:30 and got tickets for the 11:00 tour. But since it took a … Continue reading

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Celestial Seasonings

Our plan was to spend the morning hiking, but the wind was too strong to make that comfortable. So we went to plan B. We drove to Boulder and toured the Celestial Seasonings factory. We arrived a few minutes too … Continue reading

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Denver Botanic Gardens

On the Tuesday before Christmas, Sally and I drove up to Denver to see the Blossoms of Light Show at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We arrived about half an hour before the gates opened and were among the first to … Continue reading

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Day Four — Freedom Mine

Freedom Mine, a coal strip-mining operation, is located just north of Beulah. Arlyn and Marcy are friends with Jerry Becker, whose job with the mine is to work with local landowners. They had arranged for him to give us a tour. … Continue reading

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