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!

Niwot, Colorado

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 1

A unique, artsy community, Niwot, Colorado, is named for an Arapaho Chief whose name means "Left Hand". Niwot honors its Old West past while cultivating contemporary art, community events, restaurants and an eclectic array of shops and galleries.

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!

John Breaux Bronze Bicyclist Sculpture in Louisville, CO

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 0

A community's loving memorial to a beloved resident, John Breaux. A bronze likeness of him stands in the center of town as a testament to his friendliness and status in Louisville, CO. We should all be half as loved.

Lulu’s Farm and Roadside Market in Brighton, Colorado

Join me for a taste and photos of the wonderful Lulu's Farm Roadside Market for fresh produce, eggs, meat, fish, herbs and all manner of food and cooking-related fare such as grills, cookbooks and more!

Denver’s German Oktoberfest Beer Party

Street scenes from Denver's annual Oktoberfest in the Ballpark neighborhood near Coors Field. There was real German beer, bratwurst with sauerkraut, wiener dogs, games, music and fun folks. This family-friendly event is a great place to get your Lederhosen on!

Total Eclipse Road Trip from Denver to Wyoming 2017

posted in: USA, Wyoming | 12

Join me on my roadtrip from Denver International Airport to just outside Wheatland, Wyoming, to see the totality (total eclipse) in August 2017. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and very much worth all that driving on I-25!

Free Tour of the State Capitol Building in Denver

Another deal added to the ATFT summer book sale - don't miss it! This week: A photo tour of the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver. The Mile-High City hosts the Colorado state legislature in grandeur. And you can take a family-friendly free tour. Don't miss the shiny pictures!

Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Hot Springs and Old West

The healing hot springs at Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains has been a draw for tourists and swimmers since before the first homesteader in the 1880s. In addition to the spa resorts, it offers history such as Doc Holliday, wonderful restaurants, historic hotels and even an altitudinous amusement park! Just a few hours west of Denver by car or Amtrak, it makes a great weekend destination.