No, I’m not talking about the miles splurge we made to go home in style. That is going to be wonderful. We are at the Denver airport now and so far, all systems are go.
Can you take just one more? Or maybe two? It was a gorgeous day, our last full day of the trip, and our last day in Denver. The major focus of our day was a visit to the Denver Art Museum, which is rather amazing. The first part we saw was focused on the West,Continue reading “Just one more museum”
…and somehow it all works together. We started out from lovely Boulder with a real accomplishment, finding Mork and Mindy’s actual house! That was exciting, let me tell you. And isn’t it just too perfect?
It was a lovely day here in Boulder. While you couldn’t exactly say the sun was shining, it was bright and clear enough to see those wonderful mountains.
We left the snowy cold of Colorado Springs this morning and drove north to Boulder, which was surprisingly free of the snow we had last night and the clouds blanketing the more southern plains. For the first time, we could see the mountains, though one could hardly call it a sunny day. Guess we’ll haveContinue reading “A celestial experience”
We all know about the Gold Rush and the 49’ers in California. It was the later gold rush of 1890 at Cripple Creek on the far side of Pike’s Peak that had a lot to do with populating the area around Colorado Springs. General William Palmer, a Quaker from Pennsylvania who fought against slavery as anContinue reading “Going for the gold”
It was a lovely winter day in Colorado. We had snow all last night and most of the day, and I suddenly can imagine having the Christmas spirit. There was really no hurry to leave early this morning and join the crowd of people having accidents at rush hour. We puttered and dawdled (two sports atContinue reading “Dashing through the snow”
It had to happen some time. We left Cimarron on a cold but sunny morning, after paying our respects to the town well, a major centerpiece of the action during the Santa Fe Trail days. It was right behind our hotel.
Today was a day of magical scenery, taking us around the route known as the Enchanted Circle of this enchanted state, from Taos through a remote mountain area and valleys filled with Wild West history, ending our trip in Cimarron, a major stop on the Santa Fe Trail.
That’s what D.H. Lawrence dubbed Taos when Mabel Dodge Luhan invited him to visit. And he had good reason. During the 20’s, this rich Eastern salonista had a steady stream of visitors such as Greta Garbo, Willa Cather (!!!) Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keefe and Carl Jung. (He must have been a barrel of laughs during cocktails.)