Southern Colorado never ceases to amaze me! Just as we settled into autumn, we found another GREAT music festival happening here!
The Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival has been held here for the past ten years, bringing in the top Celtic musicians worldwide to play for us in tiny Walsenburg, La Veta and also up at La Veta Pass.
Yesterday, at the height of fall colors, we attended a free Celtic music program at UPTOP, an old railroad ghost town settled in 1877. There is still a bar, a chapel, a depot, and dance hall up there!
The fall foliage was amazing, the crowd was friendly and the music seemed natural up at the top of the world!
If you live anywhere near here, don’t miss out on the rest of this unique opportunity!
“I have wrinkles — Let that be a part of the story!” – Kim Cattrall
Hope the rest of you were able to catch this American Masters program last night!
Filled with intimate mini-interviews with a wide variety of notable boomers, I found this program both thoughtful and inspiring!
Here they share what they have learned from living life, while also encapsulating the unique experience of growing up a boomer. I could relate to so many of their experiences. I found these interviews quite validating!
These intimate slices of life are what I also tried to capture with my book: Find Your Reason To Be Here.
I find it useful, invigorating and meaningful to see the full range of experiences we as boomers have shared, as we try to understand the uniqueness of our time and place in world history.
And we do share so much! What an explosive, exciting, amazing time to grow up! A time when protest and rebellion were meaningful and productive in changing the world.
We are also now sharing the rite of passage called ‘midlife’ a stage in life unavailable to human beings before our generation!
Everyone seems to be wringing their hands about domestic violence these days mainly because they seem to think that it is something we can do nothing about.
That is BULL!
As a therapist who has changed her entire outlook and life in the past ten years, I would like to say people can change a lot at any age, with the proper counseling and assistance. Nancy Giles said it best yesterday (view it here) when she said get some counseling you guys! You can CERTAINLY afford it!
This is NOT BRAIN SURGERY! This is a gigantic quality of life issue for yourself and everyone around you!
Walsenburg Colorado’s history is all about coal mining, so once a year they have a parade down Main Street to honor that past.
OK, so the parade was a little underwhelming, but I loved seeing the school kids marching down the street, and of course a number of beautifully colored low-riders.
The highlight was a marching band, the CSU Thunder Wolves, from Pueblo. Great lively music filled the air while the band danced down Main Street!
So much local color, and the trees are just beginning to change! Click on photos to make them larger!
For those who are new here, my husband Mike and I sold our perfectly good suburban home in Fort Collins Colorado three months ago, to move 225 miles south and build the home we have always dreamed of.
When I first met Mike at age 49 in early 2005, we fell in love quite quickly. He told me then that he wasn’t moving again unless he got a great view, and could design and build a passive solar home outside the city. Nine years later that dream is actually happening!
This is the view from our foothills land two hours south of Denver, a fantastic view of Spanish Peaks!
Last week we got the trenching done, and yesterday we watched them put in the footers… We are ecstatic! The silence, the views, and the many different birds and wildlife up there, this looks like the perfect place for us.