Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Fleeting view of the Flintstone House

Fleeting view of the Flintstone House.  It's been a while since I've seen it.  I wasn't quite sure where it was on the hillside as we approached Northbound on I-280. As such, this photo sucks. However, the menagerie is still visible.

More random photos without context


Thursday, August 19, 2021

Sunset in New Mexico

The sun! It sets! Or, more correctly, the Earth's revolution about its axis has moved me to a position where I am no longer able to see the sun.

...and this could very well be my last post on Instagram via 3G ever, since my carrier is shutting down its 3G network later this year.  I wonder how the 5G will replace it if coverage isn't quite to the 3G equivalent yet.  Looks like a lot more roaming.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSx0DStsKud/




Sunday, August 15, 2021

Predictions for 2020's vs what we have so far

Predictions for the 2020's:
"Flying personal transportation"
"End of growing old"

What we have so far:
"Daytime drive-in movie theater"


Saturday, August 07, 2021

So many meat choices at Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

Buffalo, Elk, Chicken, Rattlesnake, Rabbit, Boar, Ostrich, Antelope and even Brats (and of course cow too) all on the menu.  Mine was a very tasty Southwest Buffalo with Drunk Pirate topping.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

G8 checked off another goal

My G8 just checked off another goal today.  Her goals are to visit the general extremities of America.  She's been to waters of the West Coast, East Coast, and the North Coast (Great Lakes).  Today, she made it to the Top of America near the peak of the Mount Evans Summit. The road that goes to the summit is the highest paved road in North America.  Not only that, the parking lot at the end of the Mount Evans Scenic Byway is subsequently the highest paved parking in North America at 14,132' above sea level.  

Santa Barbara, CA (2009)

Erie, PA (2011)

Rockport, MA (2011)

Mount Evans, CO (2021)

West Coast   •   ☑ Eastern Seaboard   •   ☑ Great Lakes   •   ☐ Gulf Coast   •   ☑ Mount Evans   •   ☐ Badwater Basin


Mount Evans Day Trip

It's been a long time coming.  The shutdown in 2020 prevented plans, and then stuff going on in 2021 delayed plans again.  However, Allie and I have finally made the drive to the highest paved road (and subsequently, the highest paved parking lot) in North America!  We decided to take Joie and Tobzilla with us as well.  Even though the drive can be a bit nerve-racking, especially near the top, the experience was great once we reached the summit.  I'm glad we were able to visit the summit together.  The weather was clear and the temperature was nearly perfect (not too hot or too cold).  It was a great way to beat the 100+°F temps in the Denver area for the day (at least until we returned home).  

A goat is going goat. This mama goat took to the high ground to protect her kid from the tourist and their leashed dogs.   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CR4wiSrF23Q/ 

Here's Allie with our leashed critters near the 14,265' summit of Mount Evans (and not near the protective mama goat).  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CR4yniAl1sU/

Near the top of the summit, this marmot looked upset at the tourist at first, but then kept posing for us.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CR4x1xgl6b2/

Allie with our critters at Summit Lake Park on the drive back down from Mount Evans Summit.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CR47mHRlUwa/

OK, adding one more from today, of me, at Mount Evans Summit with the great distance in the background. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CR5ZXwzFmyp/


Monday, July 19, 2021

Mexican Food this authentic should be illegal outside of Mexico



Mexican Food this authentic should be illegal outside of Mexico. OMG this is awesome, and in Denver Metro Area of all places! Great margarita too!