Scott’s Adventures in Colorado

Llamas Larkspur, Colorado

Llamas are a staple in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and other high Andes South American countries.  Llama wool keeps locals warm and you can buy llama sweaters, caps and blankets in open markets in Otavalo, Ecuador as well as other marketplaces in the southern hemisphere....

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House Car Home Sweet Home

This home on wheels was originally owned by a couple from Louisiana who traveled from town to town with a carnival. They sold kewpie dolls and prizes, and, as far as we know, lived as happy as the Old Lady who lived in a Shoe. Inside, it is roomy enough for a couple...

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The Vault Parker, Colorado

For Weston's birthday, we visit " The Vault. " A local family built this museum and storage/work space for their collection of vintage cars. For ten bucks, adults can spend as much time as they like with automobiles from the early 1900's to now. The cars have been...

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Paint and Body Shop, Colorado Thom's Place

Metal can be cut, bent, welded, bolted, folded,stacked,sanded,smoothed. It can make incredible sculptures or just simple brackets. Protected from water, it lasts hundreds of years. Made from Earth's minerals, steel has became the prime building material for our...

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Weston’s 1960 El Camino Gong for a paint job

This car is no longer a car. It is a piece of family history. In high school, Weston started banging out dents, measuring from A to B, searching the internet for alternators and chrome. In college, he was home for holidays and fashioned new panels for rusted out steel...

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Dave Goodbye's

The last time I talked to Dave was on the phone. When he finally called me back he told me about his hospital stay, about the nurses, the food, the Doctors, the medications, the weather. " It's all that smoke in the air, " he explained as his reason for being in the...

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Storage Blues Running out of space

  Landfills are busting seams, the bottom of oceans have deep channels cluttered with refuse, the Himalaya's have Coke cans and zip lock bags at the bottom of their crevices. On television, " Storage Wars " is a cable entertainment about scavengers who buy items left...

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Mountain Goats On the way to Creede, Colorado

  By the roadside, off a two lane highway to Creed, Colorado, this group of mountain goats stop grazing and watch us closely as we come closer to them. We are moving at sixty plus miles per hour carrying a load of household items to Richard's shipping...

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Last Payphone in America calling Doctor Who

Doctor Who has the most unique phone booth in the Universe. but on our way back to Creede, Colorado, Richard's idea is to stop and pay respects to one of the last pay phones in America. Pay phones, push lawnmowers, and rotary phones have all become obsolete, and, one...

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No Whining Tools of the Trade

This exterior wall is hung with mining mementos. There are picks, shovels,axes, some wrapped with gauze, injured from too much use. There are scythes, traps for animals, lanterns, hammers, levels and long thick nails used to secure railroad ties upon which cars...

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Bathroom Walls Road Stop

The bathroom is the most private room in our house. We don't invite people over to have a beer in our bathroom and it isn't the first part of the house we show guests. On the walls of Freemon's restaurant bathroom ,between Hermit's Lake and Creede, Colorado is a...

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Wind Sock Boogie – Video Coffee and doughnuts are ready

This wind sock, inflated early, has arms flailing and a big smile on its face. The town hasn't awoken, but June, the lady that lives in the Tiny House and sells food from her trailer cafe, is cooking already, at eight in the morning.  " I like your house..... " " It...

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