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A Few Days in Crested Butte

    We have always heard that Crested Butte was a favorite among Coloradans, so after five summers here, we decided to finally check it out. The valley is filled with ranches and cattle who look it me like I’m crazy when I stop to take a photo. We were lucky to visit when the wildflowers were starting …

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Exploring Mesa Verde

I’ve dreamed of visiting Mesa Verde ever since seeing Cliff Palace in a social studies book. These dwellings built into the sides of cliffs fascinated me in elementary school and still do today. My dream of seeing this finally came true during a trip to southern Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park (Spanish for green table) is in southwestern Colorado near Cortez & Durango.  Your …

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Steamboat in Summer

Steamboat Springs is one of our family’s favorite places to visit in the summer. The best way to get there from the Front Range is via I-70 and heading north over Berthoud Pass to Winter Park.  It’s a ski town, but also has a wonderful Old West feel. Our family was in town for the Steamboat Pro Rodeo, something that had been …

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National Western Stock Show

Every January is the National Western Stock Show, a Colorado tradition for 110 years. Denver is full of cowboys, ranchers and farmers who come to buy, sell or show their livestock.  Some come to ride in the rodeo or see the latest equipment in ranching. I remember going over thirty years ago with my Grandpa Ray, a …

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Colorado Train Museum

Our family had a fantastic day discovering the state’s rich railroad history at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. A great time to go is when they are doing their “Day Out With Thomas.”  It was magical from the moment we heard the whistle echo through the air of the parking lot. Then Thomas came around the bend! We …