Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
The Mystiq is Gone!
But it's more like a transition sort of thing... The former martini bar wants to attract an older crowd. "We will be bringing country back to downtown Fort Collins," says owner Tony Campana whatever that means. It looks like they will also have rock 'n' roll, reggae and salsa as well.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Four Elves a Working
Monday, October 5, 2009
Le Laboratoire d'art
Saturday, October 3, 2009
1st Hexter Graduation!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Giant Bee Skep!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
CSU Welcomes You!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
One year ago today....
Monday, June 1, 2009
That Old House
Friday, April 17, 2009
The Blogger picture loader isn't working automatically, so I have to enter photos using straight HTML code. Hmmm, can I remember how to do that?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
NO CO Feeders
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Atomic Cake and Candy!
May every hour
of every day be blessed with a
shining gift of Joy; A dream
to share together. A memory
that's forever. A promise that
the best is yet to come.
This blog is ONE YEAR OLD TODAY !!!
Yet, going South on College Avenue:
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This ain't no ordinary ass. This is Little Jack Horner, the famous jumping donkey!
Friday, February 6, 2009
We on the road to Shambhala
The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya has been built to last for over 1,000 years. The shape of the Stupa represents the Buddha, crowned and seated in the meditation posture on a throne.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Looking Back, Part One
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Main Street, not Wall Street
When we had breakfast with the mayor of Fort Collins, he mentioned something about how the old town section inspired the idea of 'Main Street USA' in Disneyland and Disneyworld. It turns out that one of Disney's art directors, a Mr. Harper Goff, grew up in Fort Collins. His vision of Disney's Main Street came form the architecture samplings of old town Fort Collins! Some of the better examples, like the old courthouse are no longer around, but you can still see a little bit of Disneyland in certain sections of town if you take the time to look for them!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Fashion and Traditions of Mourning in Victorian Society
The Avery House is an historic home in Fort Collins, built in 1879, by Franklin Avery - founder of the FoCo First National Bank. This week the historical society exhibit was "Fashion and Traditions of Mourning in Victorian Society". I think the exhibit will continue through October, as it is listed in Hauntedcolorado.net's "Fun & Spooky things to do October 2008 during this Halloween season!'
Marcia, our Avery House docent for this day, is shown here next to the piano in the Avery living room. She is wearing traditional mourning clothes of the early 1900's.
Fort Collins has Franklin Avery to thank for the wide streets in Fort Collins; he took advantage of the open spaces when he surveyed the town in 1873.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
You can't go home again
Friday, June 6, 2008
And we have a Winner!
We've seen a lot of homes, but we just couldn't pass up this deal. I will spare you the details other than to say we will be moving into a relatively new, clean, beautiful modern style home by the end of June. We truly love this home.
But we loved the hippie house as well !
So, why didn't we choose the hippie house?
Well just like a hippie, the house was shaggy and smelly ! No, just kidding! But there were a number of factors that led to this decision. Here they are, in no particular order:
- It was an older home. We have always lived in older homes. Why not try something different?
- We couldn't move in quickly. The present occupants would have to move out. While it's not clear how long it would delay our move, it would be better to close on an empty house.
- There was some work to be done before we could move in. This would further delay our move.
- The cost of the upgrades would make the original purchase price less attractive.
- We are tired of having to redecorate. Maybe ten years ago we would jump at the chance to have this hippie home. We just couldn't get excited about flipping an old house at this point of our lives.
- All that weird stuff in the plant room takes a lot of time to maintain. And there's that big lawn to cut!
- There's this big electrical distribution thing right down the street (see picture below). The damn thing probably causes cancer or something.
- We would be miles from drugstores, hospitals, Dairy Queens, etc.
- Fire and emergency services would be miles away from us
- We could be eaten by a bear or something
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Or is it house number two?
Beautiful main floor master 2-story located on quiet cul-de-sac just 1 block from a park. 3 additional bedrooms upstairs, lots of hardwood floors, upgraded tile counters and backsplash, gas fireplace in family room, sprinkler system. Yard backs to neighborhood open space
Monday, June 2, 2008
What's it gonna be? Here is House #1
We've been calling this one the 'Hippie House' because it has very many little areas where you could easily veg-out. Groovy is another word that describes it. What kind of house has a waterfall in one of the rooms?
It has lots of well maintained houseplants all over the place! ... and taxidermy!
Stone lined walkways with a huge lot, and many, many unidentified plants and animals wherever you look!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Rooms with a view
This house, built 2005, was up near the top of the foothills. The back deck had breathtaking views of the hills and reservoir. It had a strange 1.5 acre triangular lot and modern kitchen. The roads leading to the house were loose gravel, very narrow and full of tight turns. With no lights at night, coming home form town in the evening would be tough. We ain't in Illinois anymore!
This view from the deck shows part of the Horsetooth reservoir and a portion of loose stone material on the next lot adjacent to the house. It was possible that some contractor is planning on building another house on this spot, which would cut off at least 20% of the view from the deck.
It came with free beer! While there were neat views from either side of this house, we especially loved the red rocks in the upper hills. The area was located on less hazardous road which made our Prius happy. You could drink beer! What we didn’t like about this place was that it did not have a garage for the Prius. The guy who lived here had all sorts of beer related items and Beer.
This is just one view from the back yard. Behind the fence is a horse corral. Of all the Horsetooth area homes, this was the closest into town! It was only 5 minutes from the center of Fort Collins, yet you could walk to the lake from the back door. We think we might make an offer on this property!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Milestone 2: Sell House!!