Christmastime’s a Comin’

Christmas is coming!

 

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51st Annual Georgetown Christmas Market

Come join the 51t annual Georgetown Christmas market. This year the market is on December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th! Enjoy food vendors, craft vendors, Dickensian carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, roasted chestnuts, bonfire, Santa Lucia Children’s Procession, Santa’s Polar Express Train Rides, shops, wassail competition, restaurants and so much more! This is a European-inspired market with free entertainment and admission. Don’t miss this fun, family-oriented event which will include appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional robes! This fabulous Christmas event is 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. all four days in historic Georgetown. Bundle up and enjoy the quaintness of the town and the gaiety of the season as Georgetown decks itself out for Christmas!

Wildness

In wildness is the preservation of the world.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

I love my coexistence with wildlife here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Of course, we have to take certain precautions living so near the wild, but there is something about looking up from my morning paper to see a deer or fox gazing back at me that makes me happy. I feel alive. I feel a part of the rhythm of life. I feel … thankful.

Snow in the Rockies

One of the things we are most thankful for here in the mountains is the unbelievable beauty that exists everywhere we look. The snow is now dusting the mountains like powdered sugar on a gingerbread cake. It puts me in mind of the coming holidays.

 

Gratitude

A Famous Drinker

Being a mining town, Idaho Springs once ran with rivers of alcohol. Well – not really, but miners loved to drink and the accepted story is that at one point in time, there were more taverns in town than homes. On January 6, 1917, Colonel Buffalo Bill Cody, famous for his Wild West shows, made one of these taverns famous. On this day he shared a drink with local miners in the Duck Inn (now known as the Patten Building). He was extremely ill at this time and died several days later. This saloon went down in history as the place where Buffalo Bill had his last drink, a mixture of whiskey and cider called the Stone Fence.