Sunday, February 20, 2011
I finally got a chance to check out the Cliff Dwellings Museum in Manitou Springs, CO.
Unfortunately, I was under the impression that this was an authentic Anasazi heritage site. However, the Ancestral Puebloans did not live in this exact spot (as far as we know). People merely took a part a section of ruins from the Mesa Verde region and transported them to the Manitou Springs site for tourist purposes. On one hand, if you can't make it to Mesa Verde....it is cool to see what the ancient ruins looked like in person....however, after learning that this region was not an actual Ancestral Puebloan site....I am a bit disgruntled. And after visiting Mesa Verde....this tourist attraction just doesn't compare to the REAL authentic place and sites. But...if it encourages interest in Native American history and the lives of the ancestral Puebloans....then....some good perhaps can come of this site.
For more information check out the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings website.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Have you ever wanted to just take a bike ride around Denver? Well, now you can without even having to bring your own bike. Denver's new bike share allows you to essentially rent a bike for minutes or hours at a time. There are several stations set up near downtown. You can start at the art museum and then ride to the 16th street mall and back...or wherever else you want to go.