Category Archives: Tours

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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Apple Valley — Part Two (Hillbilly Garden)

After leaving the old gas station, Keith took us on a tour of his Hillbilly Garden. As I understand it, the neighbors were upset that his yard was cluttered with junk and protested to the authorities. Somebody suggested that he … Continue reading

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