Scott’s Adventures in Colorado

Cow Talk Sundown

Cow Talk Sundown

  County road 40, cutting away from Colorado State Highway 69, takes me straight to the Alvarado Campground in the nearby Sangre de Cristo mountains - the end of a long driving day from New Mexico. The campground,in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests,is...

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Westcliff, Colorado in the country

Westcliff, Colorado in the country

The mountain range, to the west, rises ten thousand feet plus into the clouds. These clouds, turning dark and ominous,prompt festival help to lower the flaps of our music tent to protect the performers and us, in the audience, from soon to come wind and driving rain....

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Colorado Brook–Video refresh yourself

Colorado Brook–Video refresh yourself

Mother Nature makes her own music. This little brook gently runs through the Alvarado Campground, following a path of least resistance on it's way to join a larger river, and then, with that river, rambling all the way to the closest ocean. Nature's music refreshes,...

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Jones Theater Established 1936

Jones Theater Established 1936

In 1936, television wasn't even someone's dream. In 1936, families and kids brought their dimes to this theater, looked at the marque, found seats in what now are uncomfortable chairs, and watched westerns and newsreels from around a world just coming out of a Great...

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Performers Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

Performers Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

There are 15 bands at this bluegrass festival and each musician, in each band, is a performer. The performers gather throughout the festival in a small tent of their own, practicing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones, talking shop, telling jokes,...

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On Stage-Video Kody Norris Band

On Stage-Video Kody Norris Band

One of the more entertaining bands at the festival, playing numerous sets over the four days, is the Kody Norris Show. The Kody Norris show features traditional bluegrass along with dancing, clowning around, comedy, and audience participation tossed in for dessert....

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Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass festival Westcliff, Colorado

Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass festival Westcliff, Colorado

The High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival runs July 10-13 at the Bluff and Summit Park in Westcliff, Colorado. A huge circus tent is set up in the town park with spectacular views of the mountains and valley nearby. In the 2010 census, the population of Westcliff...

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Llamas Larkspur, Colorado

Llamas Larkspur, Colorado

Llamas are an important working animal in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and other high Andes South American countries used to transport goods where vehicles can't go. Llama wool keeps locals warm and you can buy hand made llama sweaters, caps and blankets in open markets in...

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House Car Home Sweet Home

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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Paint and Body Shop, Colorado Thom's Place

Paint and Body Shop, Colorado Thom's Place

Metal can be cut, bent, welded, bolted, folded,stacked,sanded, shaped. It can make incredible sculptures, weapons, or just simple brackets. Made from Earth's minerals, steel is a prime building material of our twenty first century and was a discovery Rome turned into...

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Weston’s 1960 El Camino Going for a paint job

Weston’s 1960 El Camino Going 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 its dents, measuring from A to B, searching the internet for alternators and chrome. In college, he was home for holidays and fashioned new panels to replace...

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