Scott’s Adventures in Colorado

Tiny House Southfork, Colorado

Tiny House Southfork, Colorado

    Colorado is one of the leading states in the tiny house movement in the United States.This state has over 20 builders who have built tiny houses, has an annual  Colorado Tiny House Festival in Brighton, and a Colorado Tiny House Association that...

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Creede, Colorado 19th century meets 21st century

Creede, Colorado 19th century meets 21st century

    Creede's reason for existence started and ended with silver. Rich mines were tunneled into the Earth and precious minerals were extracted.  At one time Creede had 10,000 inhabitants. The population now is 290, the mines have played out, and the...

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River Rafting Near Creede, Colorado

River Rafting Near Creede, Colorado

    The Rio Grande river is running high and fast with a bigger than normal snow pack this last winter. It is July and there are still big rocks in the middle of the river that you still can't see the tops of. Along the river's edges, rafters have parked...

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What’s Real? Reflections on a lake

What’s Real? Reflections on a lake

    The reflection of the clouds,on the lake's calm surface,quiver. The reflection of the forest's trees, on the lake's surface, reaches across the lake almost to the bank we are fishing from and look as if trees themselves are growing out of the lake, right...

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Hermit’s Lake Richard and Maria's get away

Hermit’s Lake Richard and Maria's get away

    Mornings and evenings at Hermit's Lake are natural wonders. The lake, this evening, is without ripples. Fish rise with a splash to the water's surface, for flies, an eagle lazily circles above us, watching the lake's surface for the same fish we are...

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Fishing the Rio Grande fishing on rafts on upper Rio Grande

Fishing the Rio Grande fishing on rafts on upper Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande river runs through New Mexico and most of the state's population and bigger cities hug the river's edges all the way through the state, from north to south. The river is sustained by melting winter snow pack in Colorado and this is a good...

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Great Sand Dunes National Monument Near Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Monument Near Alamosa, Colorado

    I was told by a brother, Neal, and, by Pat, that the Great Sand Dunes are worth a look so I take a quick side trip to test their recommendation. The dunes get bigger as I drive a  narrow two lane road from the big highway deeper into the National...

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You can sleep when you are dead coffee sign deja vu

You can sleep when you are dead coffee sign deja vu

    The last time I saw this sign was in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Ramon Massini Hotel/Suites. That sign was in the lobby near a coffee machine operated with tokens you bought from the front desk. This afternoon I see the same sign at Candy's Coffee in...

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Sugar and Spice Mountain Bakery Westcliff, Colorado

Sugar and Spice Mountain Bakery Westcliff, Colorado

    On a Saturday morning, Westcliff is closed for business. The Sugar and Spice Bakery is one of the few places open in town this early and seven patrons are already lined up ahead of me getting something to eat. The two young women running the shop wear...

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Amish wagon on the road to Westcliff, Colorado

Amish wagon on the road to Westcliff, Colorado

    We pass people every day. An old man with a cane shuffles past us in the grocery, squinting to read the fine print on a box label.Two little children pull on their mom's dress at the bank as she makes a deposit and reaches them a sucker out of a little...

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Campfire Bluegrass Max and Weston entertain

Campfire Bluegrass Max and Weston entertain

    We don't come from some " holler" in back woods Kentucky mountains with our best coon dog sleeping on our front porch, pop's favorite whiskey "still " covered by brush down by the river, grandma's hot fresh baked biscuits on the table and you better not...

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