Archive for the ‘Culture and History’ Category

dinosaur ridge

Posted on March 26th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

One very cool place that is only a couple of miles from our home is Dinosaur Ridge. It’s comprised of a little welcome center and gift shop, a small museum, and a great big ridge. (Above, you can see the ridge going around the left side of the mountain). The gift shop and museum are […]

pirates, primates, and prehistoric pigs

Posted on March 21st, 2011 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

One of the places we visited when Caleb was here was the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. We’ve been there a few times with Zia, and it’s such a cool place. This time, along with seeing the regular museum rooms, we got tickets to the special exhibit: Pirates. It was the story of the […]

the denver art museum

Posted on December 8th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »

Zia and I headed out to the Denver Art museum last weekend. It’s a great, friendly place that really caters to kids, and admission is free on the first Saturday of each month. We stayed for 3 hours…and saw only about a tenth of the museum! Here’s the real reason we stayed so long: the […]

the durango & silverton narrow gauge railroad

Posted on August 11th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

Durango, Colorado is one of the sweetest little wild-west towns in southwest Colorado. It’s very much a tourist town, with lots of outdoor adventure sports kinds of things to do. It’s all about the outdoors, and you can see why. If you’re ever out there, it’s really worth your time to do a little sight-seeing. […]

the artist behind the art

Posted on March 27th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

Several years ago, I came across this book in a library. I think I was in college. I loved the illustrations, and took it home to study it. Later I found more of Uri Shulevitz’s books (he’s written and illustrated dozens of them) and I loved them just as much. He became something of a […]