Shop and Dine Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, Colorado

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 1

Slideshow of my photos from Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado, a pedestrian zone with dozens of restaurants, pubs, bars and shops, not to mention thousands of visitors each year.

Colorado’s Cherry Creek State Park near Denver

Huge, 4000-acre park in the Denver metro area hosts wildlife and recreational activities for us humans, including boating, fishing, ice-fishing, horseback riding, hiking and even model-plane flying. Open year-round!

Teddy Roosevelt Sculptures in Longmont, CO

Two bronze sculptures of Teddy Roosevelt, both by sculptor Dan Snarr, flank Longs Peak Avenue in Longmont, Colorado, just across from Roosevelt Park. Do you sense a theme? T. Roosevelt actually made a whistlestop in Longmont in 1900 while campaigning as Vice-Presidential candidate to William McKinley. This post presents pictures of both statues plus the park, along with some interesting info.

Cinco de Mayo Recipe Extravaganza! Tortillas, Chilaquiles and Margaritas, Oh My!

posted in: Mexico, Recipes | 0

A goldmine of Cinco de Mayo recipes, starting with homemade tortilla chips and salsa verde. Combine those into chilaquiles and top off your celebration with an old-school margarita recipe. Better yet, save the chilaquiles until the next day - it makes great hangover food. ¡Olé!

Denver Auto Show at the Convention Center

Denver's Auto Show doesn't disappoint, with everything from high-end Bentleys and McLarens to more practical Subarus, Toyotas and Fords. Plus MINIs! It was my first time inside the Convention Center, too, which was a nice experience. See all the great photos, and a video of the Jeep "off-road" course.

Vampire Grave in Lafayette, Colorado, Cemetery

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 2

Come with me on a less-than-actually-spooky expedition to find a purported vampire's grave in Lafayette, Colorado, just north of Denver. Fodor Glava, who died in 1918, certainly left his mark by being from Transylvania and saying so on his tombstone.

James Peak Brewery and Nederland, Colorado

Seeking out smoked wings and good beer, I found them at James Peak Brewery in Nederland, Colorado. Ned isn't far from the Eldora Mountain ski area and hosts a crazy annual Frozen Dead Guy Days celebration, which I'll go back for.

Denver’s Oxford Hotel and Cruise Room Martini Bar near Union Station

Visit the haunted, historic Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, including the wonderful art-deco Cruise Room Martini Bar. Just don't stay in Room 320!

Haunted Denver Underground Tour, Blake St. Vault, and Double Daughter’s Salotto

Nightly Spirits Tour in Denver took us underground to haunted tunnels and historic structures, including Blake Street Vault, Double Daughters Salotto, Oxford Hotel and Cruise Bar and Union Station.