In my next life I want to be a cork

C & J
We had the opportunity to go to a wine tasting in Larimer Square. During the Valentines Day season does anything say love more completely than a nice bottle of wine?
“Age appears to be the best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” – Francis Bacon

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Here is to good food pairings….

new friends…
and old ones!

Road Trip!!!!

“As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clouds above the desert that seemed to point a finger at me and say, “Pass here and go on, you’re on the road to heaven.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road


I think it only takes one trip to Colorado to catch the bug and like most people who are from this area we can’t wait for the weekends to get out and experience all of the beauty that Colorado has to offer. In about an hours drive we can be in parts unknown and like Kerouac bite off our little piece of heaven.
The Jamestown Mercantile Co Café is the place where people come to gather. We enjoyed the outrageously good food, friendly people and wonderful music. If you are ever close to this fun little place it is worth the drive to check it out
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While out taking a break in the fresh air sitting by James Creek (don’t worry the name wasn’t lost on us either) suddenly we had cell phone service…ah the insurance agents job is never done.

Steering in the right direction

If you remember our blog back on August 19th about our shared purchase of a prize steer at the 2014 Boulder County Fair Junior Livestock sale to support to support 4-H and FFA youths in their future endeavors.  The added bonus of buying a steer was the ability to help out Carbon Valley Meals on Wheels (MOW) and provide fresh quality meat to folks who are homebound and may not be able to shop and prepare nourishing meals for themselves.

We wanted to share this photo of the cuts of meat being dropped off at MOW for distribution.

Off to the Rodeo

The Stock Show in one form or another has been present in Denver since 1899.  We can’t say we have been attending it for that long but nevertheless it has become a tradition in our family.  A rodeo uniquely an American invention has its origins in the daily chores of cattle and ranching.  Today it has widely become a sporting event which is televised creating world famous cowboys and cowgirls.

Rodeo Clowns

There are few things at the Rodeo so entertaining as the clowns.  Rodeo Clowns date back to the 1900’s providing both distraction and protection for bull riders sometimes known as bullfighters as well as comic relief and entertainment for the crowd sometimes know as barrelmen.

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How fun it is to see the lights of the Rodeo and to live in a state that has such wonderful diversity to support all varieties of sporting activities.

Here we are at the Rodeo

Next stop: Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Las Vegas…well we can dream can’t we?