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We have some vacation rental cabins and trout fishing on the Big Thompson River in Northern Colorado, but that's our hobby. Mostly, we are retired.

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My cousins who remember her well tell me that my oldest sister Mary, who was born three years before me, was the nicest, sunniest little girl and everybody loved her. My two older sisters, Mary on the...
My mother grew up in the Four Corners area of Colorado, near Indian reservations. Her parents had a trading post where they sold meat, fruit from their orchards, vegetables from their garden, and basi...
Up until the fall of 2017, Senior Citizens could obtain a life-time pass to all of the national parks for $20. The price was being raised to $80, and there was a big rush to get one at the lower rate....
After that horrible mass shooting in October, we have to wonder how Las Vegas plans to keep people safe for the New Year's Eve celebration. Thousand of people crowd Las Vegas Boulevard, which is lined...
There was recent study that said dogs are smarter than cats, based on having more of the sort of brain matter that signifies intelligence. I think cats make up for it with cleverness. However, based o...
I'm posting this for Great Martin. I'll have to send him a jar if I make it. Serve with cream cheese on crackers, sprinkled with chopped pecans.Makes 4 half-pint jars.Ingredients2 cups finely grated c...
I enjoy seeing how some of the Las Vegas restaurants describe their special Thanksgiving menus. The Palms: Roasted pumpkin soup, foie gras torchon or Waldorf salad; Alaskan halibut, langoustines or br...
The other day we were eating supper at the breakfast bar, and a good-sized rodent climbed up from behind the stove poked out its head. I think it was flushed out by the oven being on and it was hot ba...
Bears have been active at my nearest neighbors' house, but so far not at mine. They are getting ready for hibernation, searching out sources of food, and this includes breaking into houses, sheds, and...
For some reason the leaves on our trees down here in the canyon are slow to turn color this year. It's more of a fading, and eventually they will turn yellow. Monday we are supposed to get the first s...
The new cabin still isn't completely done, but we're getting to the end. Today the builders painted the entry doors. I was going to leave them white, but 'those drywall guys put a bunch of dents' in t...
Everyone's shocked. I didn't hear from Mr. Troutbend all day, so finally called him. We usually communicate by email, so me calling him is the equivalent of 'don't make me come down there.' In Las Veg...
We are in a race to finish the new house before the highway closes on October 2nd. The builders have fooled around all summer, working only about 6 hours a week, and now it's down to the wire. If they...
There are a couple of biscotti recipes I like to make. I find they bake up more crispy and tender if the dough is fairly gloppy, not stiff. If you want to make them fancier, melt some chocolate and di...
Here's the ladder that Mr. Troutbend made using ideas from YouTube videos. The part at the top has handholds for something to hang onto as you step out onto the upper floor. The treads from that ladde...