Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Remember...the race is this Sunday(Oct.5) and the forecast is for a beautiful day!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Pictured above is our great friend Terri "O'Dell-A -Witz" who was going through treatment at this time last year and sporting her beautiful baldness underneath that funky hat.
This week I will attempt to share some of the spirit that abounds here on race day on this blob. I encourage comments from people who have been here for the race or been involved somewhere else.
Anyone who wants to join in can register at http://www.komendenver.org/ Our team name is Team Grand Lake. Or you can register Sunday at Pancho & Lefty's starting at 9:00 am.
PS. The weather is expected to be sunny and fine
Sunday, September 28, 2008
So anyway, it's a nice little hike and a beautiful view of Arapaho Peak awaits you. There are a couple remains of some old log cabins but not much else left by humans. No signs of tie dye's or meadows of hemp; just things the way nature intended it to be.
I'm not sure of what my point is here, except to say that, in time mother nature will handle things and eventually the pine beetles will be gone and new trees will grow where the dead ones stand now and life will continue to grow and flourish as always.
And I hope there will always be hippies!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I've got ripplin' waters to wake me(Thanks Ibby). So many of the songs I love to sing are about the mountains and streams and vistas of this wonderful place I get to call home. I've written a few of my own but I love to sing songs by artists that 'get it'! There are way too many to recall but I will try and name some of my favorites and if you get the chance to tap into their music, I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do.
Everyone knows John Denver's songs(of course) and I love 'em too but here's some others I like that you can probably Google or you tube to hear some other great rocky mountain tunes.
Jim Salestrom; Jimmy Ibbotson; Chuck Pyle; Michael Murphey; John Daily; Bob Turner...there are soooo many(help me out here Sean and Dicky Stew and Rob) and of course our own such as Peggy Mann; Arnie Green; Jon Cook; Larry Bishop; Bart 'The Artist'; Oly and Brad and Lynnea.
I know I've left out a whole bunch, so maybe some of you can leave a comment as to some of your favorite Colorado musicians and song writers to refresh my memory and give some insight to my blob readers as to who to look for..
OK, here's another...Rick Roberts' "Hey, Colorado", Merle Haggard's Colorado etc. etc. etc....
post script... so I go to bed, thinking I've got a good idea for a blog about Colorado music and then realize that I left out the best one of all...."Good Feelin' To Know" by Richie Furay and Poco...so I had to get out of bed and edit my blob or I would never go to sleep..................
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
In local news...the town of Grand Lake finally has a mayor, Judy Burke won over Glenn Harrington yesterday after the spring election was declared a FUBAR. There have been lots of critters around. Today I saw a golden eagle, coyote, deer, fox, bluebirds and I hear there's one big moose up near Columbine Lake that's as large your Alaskan variety!
It'll be snowing before you know it, so enjoy Indian Summer while it lasts.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The weather here in good old Grand Lake has been absolutely fantastic the last few days. There is definitely a hint of Fall in the air. The mornings are a little frosty and a little fog rises off the mirror-still lakes as they start to cool off from the cold nights. Only the ripples from a few trout rising break the calm surface of the water. Afternoons are warm and sunny with only a cloud or two floating in the clear Colorado skies.
This picture was taken from Apiatan Mountain which is just off the Stillwater Road and not far from my house. It's a short climb to the top and from there are views of the Porfery Peaks, Cascade Mountain and Gravel Mountain. To the east you can see Lake Granby and somewhere in this picture you can almost see my place. The tipi is still up and ready for visitors. I know we'll have some on the first weekend of October. The race for the cure is Sunday, Oct. 5th and we're expecting friends from the flat lands to be here then. I hope the weather stays as wonderful as it is today. You just can't beat Indian Summer in the Rockies!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Fearless leader of the Bronco nation in a never ending campaign to return to and win another Super Bowl. Now that the scumbag Raiders are out of the way it's time to return to those great days of yest-er-year when our hero led us to back-to-back Super Bowl wins. And you thought it was John Elway....wrong cheese head! This picture must have been taken before half time because the can of green beans is still right side up. Remember Barky's Bronco death punch(I can't taste any alcohol in this), flying vodka bottles(Ray), spending most of the game in the bathroom because they scored while you were in there and you can't come out til they score again. Maybe it was spending half the game in the closet with a second grade school teacher who hadn't had any fun in fifteen years. Return with us now and leave your favorite Bronco party memory here on the blob! GO BRONCOS!!!!