Friday, November 30, 2007

Bono's comes to Denver!

As I was driving around this evening I spotted a familiar restaurant...I immediately felt a deep sense of thankfulness and excitement as I now have a fantastic bar-b-que joint near my house!

I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and therefore grew up on Bono's Bar-b-que. Lou Bono, the founder, brought this southern style restaurant to Jacksonville in 1949. My lips are getting juicy right now just thinking about a slab of baby-backs or a chopped pork sandwich...accompanied by some sweet tea....mmmmmmm.

Anyway, it looks like Bono's has now branched out to the fortunate city of Denver.
I looked online and found that there is a location in Centennial and Aurora. Woo hoo! Check it out, y'all!

Bono's website:

Thursday, November 29, 2007

In search of a moose sighting...

So, next week I am hoping to drive up to Grand Lake, Colorado in search of moose sightings. I hear moose sightings are rare in Colorado--but not impossible, as this woman's blog proves. Apparently, moose were introduced to Colorado in 1978, as I found on a couple of websites (although this is not the first finding of moose in Colorado).

Anyway, here are some other websites to explore. I'll keep you posted on my expedition....

(FYI: the picture above is from

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Excursion Of The Week.

Excursion Of The Week: Fraser Tubing Hill

One of my all-time favorite things to do in the winter months is to go snow tubing! Usually when I mention "tubing" to my eastcoast cohorts they immediately think of tubing behind a boat or down a river....But here in Colorado, you can go tubing in the summer and the winter!

My favorite place to go tubing is Fraser Tubing Hill, located in the small town of Fraser, just outside of Winter Park.

The hill is a nice size and makes for some decent speeds. They keep the hill groomed, for the most part, so you don't have to worry too much about hitting a big stump or tree. They also have a pulley type of system that pulls you and your tube back up to the top of the hill...if you don't feel like making the trek back up by foot...which is kinda nice!

Also, nearby is the YMCA-Snow Mountain Ranch where you can stay for lodging or other activities, such as an indoor heated pool. There are also several trails for snowmobiling or snow-shoeing (and they provide rentals). There is also a commercialized hot spring nearby called Hot Sulphur Springs, located near Granby.

Hey, it's winter--let's go out and play!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Thanks Colorado Rockies

Okay, so the Rockies didn't win the World Series...but you've got to admit it was a good run! Thanks Rockies for the exciting and entertaining games!--Maybe next year! (We'll just hope the Red Sox lose a couple of their pitchers, right?!)