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Bird Watching At Its Best

Are you a bird watcher? Have you pulled out the binoculars to see an owl in a tree, or the blue heron by the creek? Do you listen to bird songs every morning and watch them in your feeders? Consider a daytrip to Loveland’s Museum/Gallery. The current juried exhibit, Birds in Art (now through October 28), highlights various artists, mediums, birds, and works produced in 2011 from all over the world. Entrance to the Main Gallery exhibit is $5 for ages six and up. Free days include Thursday, September 6; Sunday, October 14; and Saturday, October 27.

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Lantern-Lit Journey Through History

By Kathleen Spring

Each young camper held a lantern from the early 1900s and followed their guide through the mysteries of the Lyons Redstone Museum on the first day of the 2012 Lyons History Summer Day Camp. They first learned about how fire, then candles, lanterns, and finally electric lights changed the way of life of mankind. Then they went down the darkened hallways to discover how Lyons pioneer families lived their daily lives.

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Estes Park Set To Become Celtic Capital Of North America

Get your tickets today and join more than 80,000 weekend attendees for the 36th Annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park. Festivities begin with the opening Tattoo Estes on Thursday evening, September 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the rodeo arena. This is a one-of-a-kind parade ground concert that features military and pipe bands. This year’s program will commemorate those

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Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

Highway Of Legends

About 205 miles from Lyons, or a three and a half hour drive, you’ll find one of the first scenic highways of Colorado, the Highway of Legends. While on the way to Santa Fe, my husband and I passed many signs, which directed travelers to this eighty-two mile, two hour scenic side trip that begins in Walsenburg and ends in Trinidad. You take Rte. 160, west toward LaVeta where the Highway of Legends actually begins at Rte. 12.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Drive south on I-25 about seven hours from Lyons and you arrive in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “A City Different,” “Aspen’s sister,” “O’Keeffe Country,” the highest US capitol city at over 7200 feet, and Spanish for “holy faith.”  Thirty-two years ago my husband and I visited the city for a company business conference. More recently, we traveled there to help our middle son and his family settle into a house. Santa Fe has definitely changed!

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Central City Opera

A previous article highlighting the 2011 Central City Opera season appeared in the spring of 2011. This year, for the 2012 season, the operas include the Turn of the Screw, Oklahoma, and La Bohème. On Friday, July 13, my husband and I took the chance to see the last two afore mentioned productions in one day.

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Cheyenne Frontier Days provides twelve days packed with western fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family, July 20-29. Don your western duds and choose your favorite activities from the schedule here.  Whether you spend one day or all, you are sure to have a good time.

FREE EVENTS
Before the Parade, enjoy pancakes, ham, milk or coffee, and plenty of syrup. The Kiwanis and Boys and Girls Club cook enough to feed almost 40,000 attendees.

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Cabo San Lucas

My recent articles concentrated on local daytrips but I’d like to deviate this week and share the experience my husband and I experienced recently. A friend we met on several Dixieland Jazz cruises invited us to share a week in his four-bedroom timeshare in Cabo. We’ve all heard the warnings about visiting Mexico. So, I Googled the

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Estes Park hosts a multitude of events throughout the summer, which encourage spending a day in the town, or perhaps even several days. You can find the town’s event calendar at www.estesparkcvb.com/calendar.cfm. Then just click on a particular date for more information on that day’s activities. Here are a few highlights for summer visits.

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