February 22, 2003


Colorado - "The Centennial State"

Greg: "...300 sunny days a year and breathtaking mountain views..."

Wheels: "Colorado has majestic and beautiful mountains.

It has the Garden of the Gods.

It has the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

And it has wonderful festivals such as the Heeney Tick Festival and Nederland's Frozen Dead Guy Days."

Troy: "Let's see... I've lived in a number of different states now. In no particular order:

California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Connecticut

In addition, I've spent time (often extended stays) in almost every other state - Alaska, Maine and Tennessee are the only ones that come to mind that I haven't at least visited. There've been some foreign countries thrown in there, too.

There's not a one that I haven't enjoyed to some extent, and not a one that I haven't missed some aspect of.

But after all that travel, I still came back to Colorado... and I had my choice, including two other states I owned land in. The single best things I like about it? Mountains, and the big, big sky."

Lisa, Gal of Unix: "...lots and lots of sunshine, all 4 seasons (though winter isn't as bad as most people think it is), big skies, mountains and plains, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets."

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Posted by Lester on February 22, 2003 03:57 AM

My late grandma's house right on the Crystal River, just outside of Redstone. Big Horn sheep, Elk, other wildlife right outside ... Trout fishing like no where else, waterfalls, hot springs, I've been all over the world and have yet to find a more perfect place.

Posted by: Dave on February 22, 2003 01:21 PM

This is the state that inspired the song "America the Beautiful"
What can I add to that?

Posted by: Bill on February 22, 2003 08:13 PM

Um, Bill? Coors? ;)

Posted by: Linkmeister on February 23, 2003 07:05 PM

Boulder's an amazing place. Crazy Berzerkeley-like culture (might not be to everyone's taste); stunning mountain scenery to the west that you can always see so you never get lost; bike paths leading everywhere so you hardly ever have to drive, and if you're going eastward you can just coast all the way there because the whole town slopes. And it's a major scientific center as well.

During the summer there's a period when there's a thunderstorm in the late afternoon every day, like clockwork. You can see the clouds coming a long way off; they pour over the mountains, crowding in on brilliant blue sky, and plow across town trailing dark ropes of rain and bolts of lightning. There's rain and thunder and sometimes hail for maybe thirty or forty minutes, then off they go, leaving brilliant double rainbows and gaudy purple sunsets in their wake.

Posted by: Matt McIrvin on February 24, 2003 08:31 PM

Coors is one of our less appealing traits, actually. The beer sucks and the brewery smells!

Posted by: andy on February 27, 2003 12:59 PM

Andy, I didn't say I liked it! Grins...

Posted by: Linkmeister on February 27, 2003 05:55 PM