Broomfield, CO, Depot Museum Interior Tour

On my second visit to the Broomfield, Colorado, Depot Museum, I was escorted through the museum's interior and educated by the knowledgeable staff. I also got to see the collections plus preservation and cataloging efforts by dedicated people who spend their valuable time educating Broomfield's citizens.

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.

Kronach Leuchtet, Germany

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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.

Biking at McIntosh Lake in Longmont, Colorado

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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.

My First Ghost Town! Dearfield, Colorado

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My first foray into what I hope is a long-running series: ghost towns. First up, Dearfield, Colorado, founded by O. T. Jackson in 1910. It's the site of a former African-American agricultural colony that thrived until the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Here are photos of the ramshackle remains.