Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Taste of Aloha

What's this? Coming Soon? The Taste of Aloha? Could it be pineapples? Hawaiian shaved ice? Boat drinks? Mmmm .. does anyone know? It's at 116 South Front in Memphis at the old location of Pie in the Sky Pizza. Inquiring minds want to know.

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Roosevelt Russell was "working the streets" on the Main Street Mall in Memphis this hot Sunday afternoon. Says he's a disabled vet from Memphis. Very talkative but hard to understand all that he is saying. Anyway, he posed for this picture for a "small donation". What a sport!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Live Steam

This steam engine was originally used in mining operations in the hills of Colorado. Now you can ride it around the track of the Colorado RR Museum. It makes 3 loops and stops, just like a Lionel!
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Royal Gorge

This is the suspension bridge across Royal Gorge. The Arkansas River is 1,053 feet below! It's very windy walking across the bridge, and they even let cars drive on it. I was shocked. The bridge was built in 1929 and refurbished in 1983.
We rode the incline train to the bottom of the gorge and watched rafters go by on the river. There were some pretty good rapids there, and it looked like fun. There's also an excursion train that runs along the riverside pulled by a Rio Grande F unit diesel.
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View at Vail, Colorado

This is the view from our restaurant after a steep gondola ride to the top of the slope in Vail. The food couldn't match the scenery. Not even close. Grilled burger and chicken sandwiches. From here you can walk along a path with more great views of the mountaintops in the distance and the valley below. I hear it's a great place to ski!
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High on a snow covered mountain

Well it is the middle of Summer, so there's not as much snow as usual, but what a great spot! Just over the Contenential Divide at Loveland Pass. The view and the weather were awesome! There were hundreds of bicycle riders trucking up the mountainside. I can't imagine the stamina they have to travel up such a steep slope in the thin air. Hey, but the ride down must have been worth it (and scary). Next stop, Vail.
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