Friday, July 18, 2014

July 17

This blog everyday in July prompt is a fun one.  Take us on a tour of your city.  

I live just west of Denver and there is a lot to do around here.  Here are some cool things around town if you ever make a visit:

1. Heritage Square is a cute little amusement village that has shops, rides, and the like.  The highlight of the park though is the alpine slide.  I think the ride up the chairlift is far scarier than going down.

2.  Gambling in Black Hawk/Central City.  I'm not much of a gambler but it's neat to run up there every once in a while. 

3.  The Colorado Railroad Museum is awesome.  It's 15 acres of trains, trains, trains.  Bobaloo and I had tons of fun visiting.

4.  Need some healing water?  Mother Cabrini Shrine is the place to go.  To reach the Jesus statue, you need to hike up 373 stairs.

5.  The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum has awesome displays of rocks, minerals, and gems.  I'm no geologist, but this place rocks.

6.  Bobaloo and I finally made it to UCAR last year.  There is a self-guided tour and you learn a lot about weather and get to play with clouds.  We also watched a very interesting video about pine beetles.

7.  Tiny Town!  Anytime I take someone here they find it pretty underwhelming, but I love it.  It's hard to explain its magnificence.  It's a park with miniature (tiny) buildings and there's a train that you can ride to see the whole town.  Here's a link.

8.  Celestial Seasonings is up in Boulder and offers tours.  The highlight of the tour is the mint room, where they store the mint tea.  Take one whiff and your sinuses are cleared.

9.  Lookout Mountain has a cool nature center and is also home to Buffalo Bill's grave.  Up top provides beautiful views and my favorite tourist gift shop.  Sometimes you can see paragliders which is both awesome and nerve-racking.

10.  The Coors Brewery is a must-see.  The tour is self-guided and you get three free beers at the end.  Hear, hear for beer!

And last but not least, Red Rocks.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 16

Well wouldn't you know I already missed a day.  Oh well.  I took a vacation day yesterday and just sort of bummed around the house.

Here are some goings on lately:

  • My Pops turned sixty yesterday!  So a very Happy Birthday to him.  He's one of my favorites.

  •  I started on an ICAD challenge this year.  I started strong but need to get back into the swing.  The idea is to make art with an index card everyday to keep your brain creative.  There are prompts and themes (collage, rainbow, maps) you can use but you don't have to.  Here are some of mine:
Prompts: Mandala, Circus Tent, Beatles

  • I've made Panty-Droppers on a couple of occasions this summer.

  • One such occasion being Widespread Panic at Red Rocks.  Some of Bobaloo's family came to town for the shows and fun was had.

 And the prompt for Blog Everyday in July today is what are your top three favorite blogs?  See below for some of my faves:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15

Well I am a little late to the party on the Blog Everyday in July challenge.  The way I look at it, it's more likely I'll finish the challenge as there are only two weeks left.  Two hardy hoorays for dilly-dallying.  Today's prompt is to write a letter to an inanimate object.

Dear Trolls and Squeezy-stress-reliever-for-a-head Guy, 

Thanks for making my day sunnier at work when people get a bit cranky.  Your sincere pleasantness is appreciated.