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frozen dead guy days

Posted on March 5th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  Comments Off on frozen dead guy days

Imagine if you lived in a town whose most famous resident was a frozen dead guy. Yup, that’s us. This weekend in Nederland was Frozen Dead Guy Days. The festival is a little morbid for my liking, and not so family-oriented, especially if you have little kids. Besides finding our tiny town in bumper-to-bumper traffic, […]

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denver firefighters museum

Posted on November 7th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

On Saturday we headed to Denver…to the Firefighters Museum! This building was Denver’s very first firehouse, Station #1. It hails from 1909 and housed Engine Company #1. The firemen of Station #1 traveled by horse-drawn carriage, which to me is fascinating. To them, I’m sure it wasn’t quite so romantic. Speaking of romantic, is that […]

the u.s. mint in denver

Posted on October 22nd, 2011 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

We live only an hour from one of the 2 places in the U.S. where you can watch money being made (literally). So finally, after waiting our turn for 2 months, off we went yesterday to visit the United States Mint in Denver. The Denver Mint is one of just four mints across the country. […]

muddy morning, dino day, and a henna head

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »

Yesterday morning was spent in clayful wallowing. I think a good half of the satisfaction of clay is in the squish factor… the other half is in the creations. Caleb made the bird, Zia and I did the seal, whale, and bear. As soon as David was off work, we piled into the Jeep and headed […]

molly brown’s house

Posted on August 17th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

Remember “the Unsinkable Molly Brown” of the Titanic? She was a Denver citizen, and today Caleb and I visited her house. Margaret Tobin Brown was a wealthy philanthropist who survived the 1912 wreck of the RMS Titanic. She was never actually called Molly in her lifetime, but Maggie; Molly was a nickname given to her […]