I want to preface this post by noting that this is a topic that is not discussed enough. I don’t remember learning much about Japanese Interment Camps in school. I had to talk to the special collections librarian at my local library to find local information. These pictures are very pretty and now the landscape
The Santa Fe trail stretches from Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The trail is almost 900 miles and crosses parts of five states. I have not traveled all along it’s length but I have been to a number of neat locations and I hope to visit more. Dodge City When those traveling the
We had gone to Denver for a family reunion. We met up at Brewfest and for a Colorado Rockies game. Yes, the Rockies did win in a 10th inning game against the San Francisco Giants with 4 runs to 3 in a division game. The next morning Keltin and I had time to kill before
After exploring Downtown Golden we headed up to Lookout Mountain. On the top of the mountain is the final resting place of Buffalo Bill Cody and Museum. Buffalo Bill was buried here as his final wish. From what the nice volunteer at the visitor center in Golden told us, once Bill Cody passed away his
Over the summer we had the opportunity to meet up with some of our family in Colorado for a little mini family reunion and birthday celebration. We got there a little earlier and spent some time exploring Golden, CO. Golden is about 20 minutes from Denver and has an adorable downtown area. Things to do
Keltin and I had the opportunity to visit a couple of historical sites over the summer. The first of which was Bent’s Old Fort outside of La Junta, CO. This was fun day trip out from his parent’s place in Southwestern Kansas. It is $10 for adults to visit and there are restrooms both at the
For this last week’s prompt we thought up a memory from our childhood or teenage years and really worked on describing the senses. The only edits are spelling. The air was crisp, burning lungs in the early morning mountain air. Moisture hung in the air, we were on the side of the Continental Divide where
This Colorado trip was amazing. Keltin and I saw some beautiful sights and made some wonderful memories. Note: On the posts below with a * are places where I have talked about various restaurants. If a post has a + we either specially stayed there and I spoke about it or you can camp there.
Bear was actually supposed to be with us on part of this trip. However, he and the dog of the family members we were staying with did not get along. Both dogs are healthy, no damage done but Bear did end up spending the trip in Kansas with Keltin’s parents being spoiled. He loved it.
We waved good-bye to Aspen and headed back southeast towards Salida. To get there we had to head over Independence Pass. The pass is as 12,095 feet in altitude. Independence pass has a safety rule of no vehicles over 35 feet in length. After having driven this pass, I understand. There are places where the