Published on Thursday, June 07 2012 13:46
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
Published on Thursday, May 17 2012 07:00
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.
Published on Tuesday, May 15 2012 12:08
Paintings and sculptures by fifty-seven of Colorado’s best artists, like Lundeen, DeDecker, Walbye, Mosher, Hevron-Mahoney, and more internationally-known artists, appear in the Twenty-First Governor’s Invitational Art Show and Sale at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. The show opened Saturday, April 28, and runs through Sunday, June 10. Oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings along
Published on Thursday, April 19 2012 15:25
For the next daytrip suggestion, I’ll concentrate on historic Georgetown. A long time ago when my husband and I were dating, we’d go skiing then stop on the downhill drive from Eisenhower Tunnel in Georgetown for dinner. By the time we ate a bite, the heavy traffic had cleared away and it was smooth driving into Denver.
Published on Thursday, April 05 2012 07:00
The unseasonably warm weather this March fooled Coloradoans into thinking spring is actually here. However, I’ve experienced Colorado snowstorms in May. My Texas brother swears it snowed one Fourth of July when he visited Denver and we attended a fireworks show. I remember it was cold; my pictures prove that I loaned his wife a heavy coat.
Published on Monday, March 05 2012 07:00
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2012 Big Game Hunting brochure is now available and limited license applications are being accepted for this fall's big-game hunts. License applications for deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, sheep, goat and bear are due Tuesday, April 3. For 2012, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has updated the interactive online version of the big game brochure that features videos with online application tips and hunting tips to use in the field. New tables in the brochure also help hunters easily identify units where licenses are valid and whether a hunter can hold more than one license at a time.
Published on Thursday, March 01 2012 18:45
Many years ago my friend’s nine-year -old daughter suggested the family buy a motor home so they could drive to Hawaii. Little did she know that sometimes a destination can only be reached by airplanes or boats. With gas prices rising hourly, Channel 9 News did a study recently on which is cheaper: to fly or drive. So, I did a comparison of my own for our Minnesota trip to celebrate a 100th birthday over July 4th.
Published on Thursday, February 16 2012 17:41
Northern Colorado Theatres Provide Great Entertainment
Northern Colorado offers a wealth of performance venues and programs for every age and preference, from symphonies to plays, and comedies to operas.
The Longmont Theatre Company presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” March 16-18, 23-26, 29-31. The play, which debuted in 1939, tells the story of an obnoxious radio personality who accepts a dinner invitation
Published on Thursday, February 02 2012 12:18
The Loveland Museum/Gallery, on the corner of 5th and Lincoln Streets, this year celebrates its 75th Anniversary with special exhibits like the current “Portraits of the Prairie, Nebraska Landscapes that Inspired Willa Cather.” The show runs through April 15, and features watercolors, watercolor/pastels, scratchboard, and pen and ink works by former dentist turned artist, Richard Schilling, whose works have appeared in the Governor’s Invitational Art Show. Oftentimes, he wanders around the gallery and welcomes questions or comments.