Catherine took her family for a little jaunt up the mountain to explore Breckenridge, Colorado. See the highly abridged version in our slideshow.
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Catherine ran across Triceratops Trail while surfing the web. Since it’s dinos, FREE, and only about 45 minutes away, we had to go check it out. It’s a nice little hike if you’re in the area, although not a good place for those with mobility issues. So take a look at our slideshow and enjoy.
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Colorado is a gorgeous state in general, and the City of Golden is no exception. Sitting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains (west of Denver, and just north of the I-70) it has beautiful views and manages to retain some old world charm while still existing in the 21st century.
Fun Facts about Golden:
Founded during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush (16 June 1859), it’s named not for gold, but in honor of miner Thomas L. Golden.
Golden is the birth place of Jolly Rancher candies. In 1949 Bill and Dorothy Harmsen opened the Jolly Rancher candy store where they sold their own candy.
The Coors Brewing Company was founded in Golden by German immigrants Adolph Coors and Jacob Schueler. The Coors brewery in Golden is the largest single site brewery in the world.
Golden is also the home of the Colorado School of Mines. Mines is a public teaching and research university dedicated to engineering and applied sciences. It was rated as the #1 university for ROI by Businessweek.
Note: Some of these facts I already knew, but some I learned from Wikipedia. I’d just like to say thanks to Wikipedia and everyone who contributes. If you can spare $5, please donate and keep this wonderful resource free for the world to use.
If you’ve never been there, you should take a look at the book promotion and review site, Ask David. It’s a hot spot for indie authors – who can submit their books for promotion free of charge – and if you’re looking for something new, you can find hidden treasures there. Ask David only accepts original content from reviewers and authors. So not only do you get new reviews, but you also get new information from the author. The author may write up a different blurb for the book, talk about what inspired her to write it, or give you some other interesting tidbit related to the book. So why not go explore and see what you can find? And if you happen to find a book you’ve read, please give it an honest review, the author will thank you (even if it’s just in her head).
PS: Don’t forget to check out the Ask David page for BLACK.