Scott’s Adventures in 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 advocates for the...

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Creede, Colorado 19th century meets 21st century

Creede's reason for existence started and ended with silver. Rich mines tunneled into the Earth and precious minerals were loaded onto train cars and shipped to industrial cities. At one time Creede had 10,000 people. The population now is 290, the mines have played...

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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 big rocks in the river you still can't see the tops of. Along the river, rafters park their vehicles in pull off's, pull on their orange life...

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Seeing and Believing Reflections on a lake

The reflection of the clouds,on the lake's surface,quiver like real clouds. 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 also look real.   If I had a long enough arm, I could...

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Hermit’s Lakes, Colorado Richard and Maria's get away

Mornings and evenings at Hermit's Lakes 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 trying to catch....

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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 snow pack in Colorado and this is a good year with the river running...

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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 seeing. Normally, I have blitzed by them, following I-25 all the way to Denver. On this trip to Creede, Colorado, close to Alamosa, I take a side trip to see the big piles of sand. The...

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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 Westcliff,...

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Sugar and Spice Mountain Bakery Westcliff, Colorado

On a Saturday morning, Westcliff is closed for business and the bluegrass festival doesn't open till ten. There aren't many people out and about. The local grocery store isn't open till nine but you can get cash from the bank ATM if you are short.The only gas station...

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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 bowl on the...

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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 be late for...

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