Monday, December 13, 2010

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Last weekend we went to Denver museum to see King Tutt’s exhibition by National Geographic. We were disappointed to know later that the exhibition was in Denver Art Center. So we ended up spending our day in the museum one more time.

These exhibits are life like, behind the glass. I had posted some pictures similar to this before (taken during my previous visit).

This exhibit was interesting, no water just the lighting.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Balloons…

Nice summer mornings, here in Colorado Springs, bring balloon enthusiasts to town. They get ready for their ride from the Memorial Park. The sequence of events follows.

Fill the balloon with hot air, take off, do a touch down in the Prospect Lake and start the ride (If they are really unlucky, these touchdowns can result in wet riders).

From the Balloon...
I just lied, the above picture was taken from Rocky mountain during our trip.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Breckenridge and around

Last summer we took a cabin in Breckenridge, CO. Here are some pictures around that cabin.

The Montgomery reservoir, near Hoosier pass, is one of the sources of drinking water to the town of Colorado Springs.

Here are some facts about the Gondola.
It travels around 7500 feet from bottom to top with a vertical rise of 396 feet.
It has 121 cabins and 28 towers and transports around 3,000 travelers an hour on a busy day.

A picture taken from inside the cabin.

Colorado’s first alpine slide began its operation in 1978 in Breckenridge.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall in my neighbourhood

I usually drive around to see fall colors. But this year, I had too many excuses for not doing that. So here are some pictures around my house during the beautiful fall.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Camping Snowblinds (part 3)

Here are some more pictures around the Snowblinds campground, mostly taken in the late afternoon.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Camping at Snowblinds (part 2)

During our camping at the Snowblinds campground, we drove through the forest service roads around the campground. It was one of the most beautiful drives I had taken in my life. No wonder Colorado mountains and the blue skies make great pictures.

Signboards on Forest Service Road 887
Cemetery at White Pine
This grave goes back to 1899
Ranches on the way
Mountains and creeks
 Bridge made by beavers ?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Camping at snow blinds (part 1)

Here in Colorado we get short but beautiful summer. Most people like me, make good use of those months camping, biking and hiking etc.

Last summer we camped at Snowblinds campground near Monarch pass off of forest road 888. The campground has around 20 sites near an awesome creek. It’s a walk-in campground without reservations. On regular weekends you will get a spot since not many people know about this place. The hosts Karl & Ruby were great and you will never forget them.

This campground is close to a ghost town named White Pine. A beautiful area, I am sure we will camp there again next year.

ATV tracks
Town of Whitepine
Slow down... People breathing - A sign board
The deserted gold mine
Our Campground