Hiking in Colorado: Red Mountain Open Space

My kids and I hiked Red Mountain Open Space today. We began around 9 am and it was hot already!

This is an easy trail, sporting beautiful views. It is more on the plains side of Colorado so there is little shade. A burbling stream crosses the trail near the beginning, making for a nice reliever from the sun.

We saw Western Meadowlarks, pronghorn, cattle, birds, butterflies, and dragonflies galore! It was a rocky area with obvious sandstone layers and red rocks which makes for interesting geology. We hiked to Bent Rock and part of the Stone Circle Trail for 4 miles total. We were all anxious to get back to the car to some shade!

Nice hike. Beautiful. Couldn’t ask for more!

Hiking in Colorado: Eagle’s Nest Open Space…

My kids and I hiked Eagle’s Nest Open Space just past Livermore, CO.

We did the 4 miles out and back and skipped the loop, which would have added another 2 miles to our hike mainly because it’s the first hike of the summer, and I wanted something easy. We stopped at the bridge and turned around.

We went early, but it was still hot! This was not as flat as I had thought. It’s got ups and downs but is beautiful. Lots of caterpillars, butterflies, birds, and a rabbit. Beautiful stream flows through. Fun!

Windsor, CO: MuseNews

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The Culture Division has a new newsletter called the MuseNews where you can stay abreast of all the cultural activities monthly in Windsor.  This will focus on new exhibits, upcoming programs and classes, and all the cultural happenings and events at the Boardwalk Park Museum and Art & Heritage Center.  Link HERE  Happy Readings!

Windsor, CO: The Windsor Mill’s New Look!

Since the Mill was burned down by a yet unknown arsonist, it’s been a shell.

However, a new look has been revealed, and all of Windsor is anticipating it’s re-opening.

It’s been paired down a bit and will not be as tall, but it will still retain much of its historic look and is sure to be a huge crowd-attractor when finished.

Can’t wait till construction begins!!

New renderings show the updated design for the Windsor

Happy Memorial Day!

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Thank you to all the men and women both past and present who have served our country and to those who have sacrificed their lives so that I can sit here today and type these words to you.

Let’s strive every day to not take our freedoms for granted, to remember those who have chosen a profession to keep us safe, and to thank veterans who gave a portion of their lives in service and who continue to do so.

THANK YOU, SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN!!!

Lemonade Stand: Sweets on the Corner…

My kids’ are opening up their lemonade/baking stand again this summer.

For sale: lemonade, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, sweet breads, peanut butter balls, and weekly specials. You never know what the treat will be! This year the kids are raising money for the Windsor High School Cross Country meet in California in September!

On the corner of 9th & Walnut Streets here in Windsor. Grab a coffee at Dutch Bros and then a treat and lemonade from my kiddos! Hours vary.

Dutch Bros is Offering Free Drinks Tomorrow at its Windsor Location!

fullsizerender13To celebrate its grand opening of the Windsor store, Dutch Bros is offering free 16 oz drinks to all all day long!

If you are in the neighborhood, swing by!  I’m sure it will be busy but what a great time to try Dutch Bros.

Address is:  901 Main Street.  It’s across from the Middle School.

Now the hard part:  choosing which one to get!