Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Go Rockies!

The Colorado Rockies are going to the World Series!! Woo hoo!! (In case you've never heard of them, they are the local professional baseball team around here...Anyway, they swept the national league series and are now waiting to sweep the World Series of baseball! Now...if we only knew who we are going up against--either the Boston Red Sox or the Cleveland Indians....)

Anyway, I never knew there was a baseball team called the Rockie's until I moved to Denver a few years ago....And though, honestly, I've never really cared too much for baseball before, its really exciting to see an unknown, hometown team making it this far! Go Rockies!

Stay tuned for details on the best places to watch the big game series, if you can't get tickets!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Royal Gorge

The highest suspension bridge in the United States is in Canon City, Colorado. The bridge is 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River. I recently made a trip down to the Royal Gorge and it was a beautiful drive, as well as, a unique experience.

It was a little scary, not to mention dizzying, walking across the bridge but the scenery was amazing. One has got to marvel at such an architectural feat! There are two ways to view the bridge; basically from above or below. From above, you can drive or walk across the bridge, in which case, you can ride several rides and see various animals at the Royal Gorge Park. If you'd like to view the bridge from down below,check out the Royal Gorge Railroad.

Canon City offered a lot more than I originally expected; they had a Wal-Mart, at least half a dozen hotels, a couple of car dealerships, and several restaurants. Right in the middle of the town is a winery that is run out of an old abbey. They have free wine tastings and visitors are welcome to tour the abbey.

So, if you are ever near Southeastern Colorado check out the Royal Gorge.