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Travel outside Colorado

Road Trip: Colonial Charm in South Carolina

Walking the streets, I marveled how different everything was from my home town of Nederland, Colorado. The brick homes punctuated with gothic columns and verandas off every window.  Narrow streets teeming with magnolia and lush vegetation.  Churches with steeples that climbed sharply ever higher into the sky. But what captivated…

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The Legacy of Teddy Roosevelt

As we drove the road, formations of gray and red greeted us.  Cottonwood trees with hints of yellow contrasted with the prairie grasses.  Continuing up the road, a mass of brown caught my eye.  A huge bison lumbered down the yellow center stripe, a vestige of a wild western landscape…

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A “Royale” Adventure

Note:  This blog post is off topic, covering a road trip we recently made to northern Minnesota. Our day began with a drive up the lakeshore.  Just a few miles before the Canadian border, we turned down a desolate road, arriving at a field.  The morning breeze felt cold on…

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Christmas tradition

Note:  This post is off-topic pertaining to a visit to Colonial Williamsburg during the Christmas season. The wreaths caught my eye.  The many, colorful wreathes decorated in the most imaginative ways possible.  Carved artichokes mixed in with cranberries.  Assorted apples arranged around the evergreens.  Sprays of dried flowers mixed in…

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