The Carousel of Happiness in Nederland, Colorado

A ride on the antique Carousel of Happiness in Nederland, Colorado. Mount fantastic hand-carved animals and soak in the playful, joyous atmosphere as old-fashioned music and smiling volunteers ensure the merry-go-round lives up to its name.

Honoring the Dead in Germany

posted in: Bamberg, Europe, Germany | 1

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2010: November 1 is a day of honoring past family members in Germany. But it isn't like Day of the Dead in Mexico. Families do visit the cemetery, but the mood is somber, just like the weather.

Celestial Seasonings Tea Company Prairie Dog Preserve

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 0

Surrounding the Celestial Seasoning Tea Factory in Boulder, Colorado, is a densely populated prairie dog preserve. This post tells you why it's there and shows you a few pictures of the cute western rodents.

Kronach Leuchtet, Germany

posted in: Bavaria, Europe, Germany | 0

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2012: Kronach, a lovely little town in Bavaria, has an annual event in which the entire town is creatively lit up at night. It's called Kronach Leuchtet, which means, "Kronach Lights Up"!

Autumn Bike Ride around Dillon Reservoir, Colorado

An autumn bike ride around beautiful Lake Dillon, a reservoir serving the city of Denver. Frisco and Silverthorne lie on the lake as well. The aspens were turning glowing gold and the sunny weather yielded me fantastic mountain landscapes!

Loveland Pass, Colorado

A road trip through Loveland Pass in the Rockies on Colorado Highway 6. The highest pass road that stays open during the winter in Colorado, you cruise above the treeline for sweeping views. So, loop off Interstate 70 and enjoy the scenic route 800 feet above the tunnels.

Oktoberfest Opening Procession (Einzug der Wiesnwirte)

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: Everyone knows Oktoberfest: the biggest beer party in the world. But do you know that the opening procession is for the workers? Horse-drawn beer wagons adorned with flowers and hops vines, plus all the brewery workers, beer tent wait staff and anyone serving up the suds in any way get to parade down the streets of Munich to lead the crowds to the official opening of the grandest beer party you've ever seen!

Biking at McIntosh Lake in Longmont, Colorado

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 0

A late-summer bike ride around Lake McIntosh near Longmont, Colorado, in Boulder County. Stunning landscape photos and an easy ride around the 3.5-mile path revealed ranch land and prairie dogs and fantastic, glassy water.