Tag: colorado

  • 2022-08-26 Epic Summer Road Trip Days 3,4,&6: Big Scenery and Big Changes in Scenery

    2022-08-26 Epic Summer Road Trip Days 3,4,&6: Big Scenery and Big Changes in Scenery

    We decided on another leisurely morning on Tuesday and slept in (sort of) instead of getting up early to catch the sunrise. The sunset is where it’s at anyhow. I say “sort of” because we still got up relatively early and did that exercise thing we do. This is part of how I know I’m […]

  • 2022-08-15 Denver Road Trip Wrap Up

    2022-08-15 Denver Road Trip Wrap Up

    The road home always seems longer. It’s boring, exhausting, and there’s a big let down after all the fun things planned have come and gone. But for posterity, here’s one last hurrah to wrap this latest road trip with ribbons and bows… Wednesday we left around 3:30 in the afternoon and chased the sun all […]

  • 2022-08-12 Truthtelling From the Middle of Nowhere

    2022-08-12 Truthtelling From the Middle of Nowhere

    In the last few days, I’ve driven about 8 hours to get where I’m currently sitting. I’m more, half-laying than sitting, propped up with pillows behind me in a bed in a 2.5-star hotel somewhere that’s really the middle of nowhere. It doesn’t matter where. The bed is in the middle of a room which […]

  • 2022-08-11 Denver Road Trip Day 1: Ogallala and Winning the Lottery

    2022-08-11 Denver Road Trip Day 1: Ogallala and Winning the Lottery

    Today I’m waking up in Ogallala, Nebraska. Mostly because I’ve gotten to that point in my life that I can no longer stand to drive the 8 hours it takes to get to Denver from Omaha in one shot. Does that make me old?  Probably.  Normally when I write about my travels, I start on […]

  • 2020-10-12 Deno’s Mountain Bistro Steak-burger 4.0 🍔

    2020-10-12 Deno’s Mountain Bistro Steak-burger 4.0 🍔

    What’s the criteria for a 4.5 on a 5 point scale? A well seasoned patty cooked to perfection (which translates to cooked as requested by the person ordering it). A toasted bun is a must. Don’t skimp on the cheese. (Or sauce If that’s part of the deal.) Other toppings as desired, also prepared according […]

  • 2020-10-11 Winter Park Getaway Day 2: Aclimation and Viewpoint

    2020-10-11 Winter Park Getaway Day 2: Aclimation and Viewpoint

    I woke before the sun again today. 5AM I think. I’m afflicted with the inability to sleep.. in. I mean, I’ve been able to, in the early days of my life and in more recent years if I’ve taken something to help me sleep. But not now. And certainly not here, in a bed that […]

  • 2020-10-10 Winter Park Getaway Day 1: It Can Be Whatever You Want

    2020-10-10 Winter Park Getaway Day 1: It Can Be Whatever You Want

    I’m waking up on my second day here in Winter Park Colorado— before the sun and with a fairly healthy headache. It might be a hangover, you know, because at this altitude it only takes a few cocktails to affect a person. Despite reminding each other numerous times last night, we still did not alter […]

  • 2020-10-09 Waking Up in Winter Park

    2020-10-09 Waking Up in Winter Park

    Yesterday was a loooonnnnng day. We did not get on the road until about 6PM as Jim had a full day of work in CB. They say Denver is a 7 hour drive from Omaha, but I believe that’s only possible if you 1) Have a serious fire behind you and 2) Aren’t afraid to […]