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Rodeo Fun in Steamboat

Want a taste of the Old West? There is nothing better than a good old-fashioned RODEO!  Our little cowboys had a fantastic time at the Steamboat Pro-Rodeo.  (Mom and Dad had a blast too!) The rodeo in Steamboat Springs is the most successful weekly rodeo in the country and can trace it’s roots back over 100 years!  …

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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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Tailgating & Skiing at A-Basin

Ever think about tailgating with your family while skiing?  The best place to do this is The Beach at Arapahoe Basin.  It’s perfect – especially if you have young and/or inexperienced skiers with you.  Here’s what your day will look like if you decide to try out this adventure! First off, we usually go with another family so …

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Fall Hike Close to Denver

Colorado is famous for it’s beautiful aspen trees. When they turn gold in the fall it’s breathtaking.  One of the things us locals love to do is take a hike to enjoy the golden leaves and cool mountain air. This weekend my family took an afternoon hike up to Guanella Pass. For something different, take Highway 285 south out …

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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 …

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Hiking the Boulder Flatirons

When you think of Boulder, Colorado you think of hiking the Flatirons.  These are the sharp rocks sticking out of the foothills overlooking town.  The quintessential hike to take in Boulder is at Chautauqua Park – which is not your everyday city park! Just because it’s a bit crowded doesn’t mean it’s not worth it! Don’t let this …

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Favorite Places in Estes Park

Estes Park, the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, is only 36 miles from Boulder.  If you are planning  a trip to Colorado make sure that Estes Park is on your list! Let me share some of my family’s favorite things about our backyard mountain town. Last week it was in the 60s, which is fantastic …