Val and Cheri Fogelberg of Merced, California visited Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academy over Labor Day weekend 2013. It was parents' weekend at the Academy. Their son Brett is a freshman, a 4th class cadet commonly referred to as a doolie (from the Greek word duolos which means slave or servant). The Fogelbergs found Colorado Springs to be "absolutely beautiful" and concluded that the Air Force Academy is not easy (an idea reinforced by an…Continue
Monday was Labor Day 2013, and it was a beautiful day to see the balloons rise at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. Parking was easy, all the kids were cute, and everyone had a camera to mark the event. My goal was to include the spectators in the photos as the balloons did their thing. Enjoy some…Continue
The Air Force Academy played its first football game of the season on Saturday, August 31, 2013. It was a win for the team and a win for the fans. Air Force pageantry is back, all except the flyover which was squelched by sequestration.
Enjoy some photos by Bill Stanley and Rita Steinhauer. Sorry the falcon moved too fast for a…Continue
Hi, my name is Zorro. I'm a 2 1/2 year old Doberman mix. I love the outdoors and I love to hike. That's why I am soooo glad that the trails at Blodgett Peak Open Space are open again. Hurray! I was almost first in line to go climbing and running and smelling this last Saturday. There were TV people and hikers and many smiling faces. It seems like the place has been closed for half my life.
My Dad and I had a really good time checking out our favorite…Continue
This past weekend tens of thousands of Coloradoans attended the 13th annual Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan's Lake Park in Denver. The main feature was dragon boat races, something I have never heard of, and thus the need to see and learn and have fun.
Overall it was an Asian culture event with food, entertainment, a huge marketplace, as well as dignitaries (including Denver's mayor) and kids and fun.
What is a dragon boat race and why do…Continue