Category Archives: Colorado

Step Back in Time at the Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado

Mesa VerdeWhile on a fall trip to take a ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, we took a short ride to check out Mesa Verde National Park.  The park has some of the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the United States. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we decided to visit, but it was definitely more interesting than I have envisioned.  Continue reading Step Back in Time at the Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado

DIA Has the Fastest Wi-Fi of all U.S. Airports

DIA - Faster Wi-FiWe are going to be flying a lot this year and it made me start thinking about all the time sitting in airports, and what we do with that time. Like most people we rely on the airports Wi-Fi and jump our laptop, phone or tablet to check email, update our Facebook status, Twitter feeds, or just web surf. It is a great way to spend some of the annoying and wasted time because of security.  Continue reading DIA Has the Fastest Wi-Fi of all U.S. Airports

A Tour of the City of Westminster, Colorado

Today is day 9 of the 30 day Ultimate Blog Challenge and we are sharing our town and the scenery around us. I am happy to share this, as I live in the city of Westminster in the beautiful state of Colorado. We have been here 10 years this month, and feel it was one of the best moves we have made. I love all the beauty that is around us that we get to enjoy every day. With that said, here are some pictures and information about the city of Westminster. Continue reading A Tour of the City of Westminster, Colorado

DrFumblefinger Likes the Colorado Rockies

Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 6 – This is really one of the blogs I really want to share on this post, Travel Gumbo. The owner’s name is drfumblefiner, and he has really been a constant resource of support and information. I actually do several posts on his site, and enjoy it very much. Here is a little about him in his own words. Continue reading DrFumblefinger Likes the Colorado Rockies

Road Trip – Loveland Pass and the Continental Divide

Loveland PassThe weather in Colorado had been unseasonably warm during November, thus my Gene and I decided to take advantage of the calm weather and took a little road trip. We ended up visiting the Dillon Reservoir and Loveland Pass on the Continental Divide. For those of you who don’t know, I wanted to share that Loveland Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 11,990 feet in the Rocky Mountains of north-central Colorado. The pass is named for William A.H. Loveland, the president of the Colorado Central Railroad and a resident of Golden during the late 19th century.  Continue reading Road Trip – Loveland Pass and the Continental Divide

Beautiful Views at Dillon Reservoir – Dillon, Colorado

Dillon ReservoirOn a short day trip to Loveland Pass earlier this year, we decided to stop by Dillon Reservoir and spend a few minutes to check it out. Sometimes referred to as Lake Dillon, it is a large fresh water reservoir located in Summit County, Colorado, south of 1-70 and bordered by the towns of Frisco, Silverthorne, and Dillon Continue reading Beautiful Views at Dillon Reservoir – Dillon, Colorado

Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum – Lookout Mountain, CO

Buffalo Bill Museum and GraveEarlier this year my niece was out here visiting us from California and I got to play tour guide. We had fun going to such places as the Garden of the Gods, Hammonds Candies, and Celestial Seasonings. However, we also took her to another local attraction that actually was quite close to home for her. We visited the grave of Buffalo Bill who was her great or great –great uncle on her mother’s side. Since I am into genealogy, I thought this was so cool.  She seemed to enjoy visiting too. Continue reading Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum – Lookout Mountain, CO

Animals Love Road Trips. At Least Our Dogs do.

 I was very happy to see the subject for our post this week – Animals.  We have traveled through a few countries,  but try to do a lot of road trips here in the US, so we can take our two little fur babies with us. Sometimes it is hard trying to find a place to stay where we can have the dogs or places where we can eat with the dogs, but it is all so worth it. We love having them with us and they love going with us.  Continue reading Animals Love Road Trips. At Least Our Dogs do.

Hatch Valley Green Chile Torta at Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard

good-times-sign-2I am very excited that fall is almost here, and that also means the return of green chilies as well as Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard’s Hatch Valley Green Chile Menu. I am embarrassed to admit that my husband and I have lived here for almost 10 years, but I had not tried any food with green chilies which Coloradans boast about so proudly. Thus we a representative reached out and asked me if I was willing to try an item off of their Green Chile Menu for a blog post, I was more than happy to oblige. We decided to visit the location in Westminster, CO off of 92nd and Wadsworth.  We had been here quite a few times, and enjoy sitting outside on their patio when it isn’t too hot or too cold. The restaurant is in a little shopping center and there is usually plenty of parking.  Continue reading Hatch Valley Green Chile Torta at Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard

All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadThere is nothing like a train trip, except a scenic fall train trip in October for your birthday. Gene and I went to Durango, CO one year and took a train trip on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It was phenomenal and breathtaking. I couldn’t believe the amazing views around every turn. The best part was that the tickets were a gift from a customer at my former company.  That just made it even sweeter.  Continue reading All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad