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Re: The Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona border. Where Gumbo Was #28

Lotto ·
This year I managed to visit Hoover Dam again with friends from another country and they saw the amazing construction it is.
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Colorado National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
  While many of the units of the US National Park system are frequently visited and very busy, there are also a few less crowded places.   Colorado National Monument (known to locals as " The Monument" ) falls into the latter category....
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Silver Plume, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  I love going on leisurely road trips -- the kind where you've several spare hours to pull over somewhere and explore.  If a place seems interesting, I like to check it out.   So it was this past summer while we were visiting...
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Rocky Mountain High? Not at Denver Airport!

PHeymont ·
While Colorado has made recreational use of marijuana legal, it's also given business owners and building operators the right to ban it on premises—and both Denver and Colorado Springs airports have done so. Now, a vendor is suing the Denver...
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Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa - My Embarrassing Story

Samantha ·
Samantha visits a Colorado spa where she had a great time except for one little incident...
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June 28, 2017: Balanced Rock - Twin Falls, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha visits this precarious landmark, 48 feet high and balancing on a skinny base.
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May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

Samantha ·
Last weekend we had some greaet weather and took a road trip near St. Mary's Glacier in Clear Creek County, Colorado. We saw this incredible frozen lake and had to stop and take some pictures. Hope you enjoy them.
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March 22, 2017: Touring Westminster, Colorado

Samantha ·
Sometimes we forget that our home towns are someone else's touring destination... Here, Samantha welcomes us to her home town!
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
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August 9, 2017: - Treasure Falls, CO

Samantha ·
It's a 105-foot cascade that's 'pretty darn cool;' waterfall-lover Samantha says it's worth the hike!
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May 27, 2020: Tillotson's 50-50 Ranch, Granby, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband saw this cute ranch with a unique feature while driving from Grand Lake to Lake Granby.
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Odell Brewing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha, her husband, and niece had a great time on their tour of Odell's Brewing Company on her birthday. The tour, and one sample, are free!
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Feb. 26, 2020: Welcome to New Mexico

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of the Road Signs she saw while traveling to New Mexico last October.
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April 8, 2020: Standley Lake Regional Park, Colorado

Samantha ·
The desire to feel like normal humans again had Samantha and her husband spending a few hours at a local park and lake in Westminster, Colorado
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John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

DrFumblefinger ·
    Many of you remember folksy singer, Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr ,  better known by his stage name,  John Denver .  John was a talented and very successful singer, songwriter and actor who made his home in Aspen,...
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Signs of Aspen, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
The small town of Aspen is a beautiful, if somewhat unusual, place to visit.  The gorgeous mountain setting is something you'd never tire of, but the town is quirky.  It's a blend of hippy, cowboy, the frontier, and recently a lot of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 5, 2015: Junk Art

DrFumblefinger ·
  I genuinely admire clever and creative people.  When I see what some artists craft with junk metal, my own imagination (and talent) seems to be so very limited.     I like to visit and stroll through the small Colorado town of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 28, 2015: Maroon Bells, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
    These beautiful mountains, part of the Colorado Rockies, are the Maroon Bells which are located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, near Aspen.  They're among the most photographed peaks in Colorado -- and among the most...
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Buffalo Bill Cody's Grave, Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colorado

Ottoman ·
  William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Clair, a small town in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he grew up for...
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Spotted on the Road: Checker Cab, Leadville, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  It had been a number of years since I'd seen a Checker cab.  The last place I expected to find one was in the small mountain town of Leadville, Colorado.  Leadville is situated over 10,000 ft above sea level, the town having morphed...
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Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
  I love summer in the mountains!  Winter has its own charm, especially if you like playing in the ice and snow, but summer is my season.  Days are long and the weather is pleasant -- sometimes even warm.  People who live in the...
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Dec. 13, 2017: Boulder Depot, Boulder, CO

Samantha ·
Memories of the past, as Samantha takes us to visit Boulder's original Union Pacific depot.
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Step Back in Time: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us along as she explores some of the most ancient Native American dwellings.
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Grand Opening of Black Bear Diner - Westminster, CO

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her soft opening visit to the new Black Bear Diner in Westminster, CO. She loved the rustic motif and all the cute bear art work inside.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2013: Piney Lake, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
P Piney Lake is a half hour's drive north of the mountain resort of Vail, Colorado, although the road is rough, narrow and with a steep drop-off (lotsa fun when you've pass someone going in the opposite direction).  Piney Lake is a natural lake...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7, 2013: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
 Mesa Verde National Park is a unique place because of its 600 cliff dwellings (many very well preserved), homes of the Ancestral Pueblo people.  Some of these cliff communities are over 1500 years old and the park is a UNESCO World Heritage...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 20, 2014: The Ski Trooper, Vail, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  When you first see him at a distance, your impression is that he's real.  Walking on the bank of Gore Creek is a white garbed figure carrying skis and... a rifle?!?  You do a double take and realize it's an amazing life-sized,...
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Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado #2

DrFumblefinger ·
Spotted this beautiful machine sitting in front of an antique shop in Minturn, Colorado, a few days after seeing my most memorable "on the road" car (which you can read about at this link ) . It's a grand Fairlane Crown Victoria, about 1955 vintage...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 13, 2014: An unusual truck, Minturn, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  The small town of Minturn, near Vail, presented us with a variety of unusual motor vehicles.  I've previously highlighted a very interesting Chevrolet Impala  and a magnificent 1955 Crown Victoria  that we enjoyed in Minturn....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 11, 2014: Colorado National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite places to visit in Colorado is in the western part of the state, just south of the I-70 freeway and city of Colorado Springs.    Colorado National Monument  contains some beautiful red sandstone rock, with massive...
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Hiking Boulder's Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of my favorite regions to hike is anywhere near the transition between the great Central Plains and the Rocky Mountains.  The region offers opportunity to explore several ecosystems and to enjoy grand panoramic views of the...
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Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
We often highlight some of the memorable vehicles we encounter during our travels in posts on our website, like the beauties seen in Ottoman's gallery today featuring classic cars from "Cruise Night" in Canada.     Of the many cars I...
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Gallery: Boulder County Farmers Market, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
     One of the best Farmers Markets I've ever been to is Boulder's, the largest in Colorado.  The Market focuses on locally grown vegetables, fruit, meats, flowers and wines, sold by the farmers that actually produce them....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 2, 2014: An unusual picket fence, Leadville, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  Leadville, Colorado is a fascinating small city to visit.  Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m), it is the highest incorporated city in the USA.  It lies near the headwaters of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 30, 2014 : Rocky Mountains, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  Today's highlighted photos were taken at the  Clinton Gulch Dam Reservoir in Colorado's Summit Country.  It was a nice summer day and it's was hard to believe we're at 11076 ft (3375 m) above sea level.   The treeline and...
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A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
The  Betty Ford Alpine Gardens  is the world's highest botanical garden, situated at the foot of Vail Mountain in the Colorado Rockies, in gorgeous Vail Valley.  The Garden rests at an altitude of 8,200 feet (2,500 m) and is...
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October 26, 2016: Dillon Reservoir

Samantha ·
Samantha visits the Dillon Reservoir, a great spot in Colorado for outdoor recreation and beautiful views.
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Feel like a Kid Again at Hammond's Candies, Denver

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us on a tour of a candy factory that is a Denver tradition as well as a delight for children of all ages...
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North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

Kirsten Hines ·
Our series on Celebrating Nature on Seven Continents turns its focus on the elk of Estes Park, Colorado.
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Aug. 24, 2016: Sights From A Taste of Colorado

Samantha ·
An annual Labor Day tradition, A Taste of Colorado combines food, fun and great performances. Samantha shows us her favorites from last year's.
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July 2, 2016: A summer visit to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
Colorful flower blossoms captured in early summer in the thin air of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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7 Underrated United States Vacation Destinations

Odette Viola (Guest) ·
Odetta Viola has some suggestions for interesting and less visited destinations for your consideration in the USA (sponsored content).
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June 26, 2019: German Fest Lakewood, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time at the German Fest in Lakewood, CO. They even make some new friends from Germany.
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June 12, 2019: Little Man Ice Cream, Denver, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha and her nephew checked out Little Man Ice Cream in Denver. It was a yummy treat which she hopes to enjoy again soon.
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Feb. 27, 2019: Professional Bull Rider Statue, Pueblo, CO

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a tribute to a uniquely Western phenomenon—professional bullriders.
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Homes of Leadville

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores some of the beautiful Victoria architecture you'll find on the residential streets of Leadville, Colorado.
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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park - Our Thrilling Visit Part 1

Samantha ·
Samantha shares part 1 of her thrilling visit to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City, Colorado.
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January 14, 2020: Prairie Dog Colony, McIntosh Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spots a group of prairie dogs in Colorado.
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Sept. 11, 2019: Smokin Yard's BBQ, Idaho Springs, CO

Samantha ·
While exploring the little city of Idaho Springs, Samantha and her husband enjoyed a meal at Smokin Yard's BBQ as well as the pig statue out front.
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A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

PHeymont ·
Like a rusty traffic jam on a ghost highway, these cars of the past are going nowhere. We spent two weeks in the summer of 2007, criss-crossing Colorado, admiring the deep Black Canyon of the Gunnison, photographing classic F7 locomotives in the...
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