Category Archives: Surprises

Life Goals & The Pursuit of Happiness

There comes a time when one has to try and figure out “what they want out of life”.  The only real answer to this is “it depends”.  Why?  My goals are most certainly different than yours.  Good or bad, for better or worse, those goals define us, and help shape our lives.

Lauren and I booked a trip.  A trip both of us have been longing to do.  More on that later, but the following image should be a bit of a hint…

Sir Francis Drake

The Buffalo Rose – Hidden Gems

Copyright buffalorose.net.

If you’re looking for some good music and a fun evening in the Golden area, you may want to check out the Buffalo Rose.  The food is pretty decent, and the entertainment is the best in town.  The venue is a large open concert hall, perfect for seeing that semi-local rock and/or blues band you’ve been hoping to check out.

The coolest surprise?  The venue is built on top of the old City of Golden Municipal Pool.  Not even joking there.  Check it out for yourself.

Well, I’ve never been to Spain…

Know what I like to do?  I like to walk.  I’ve known this ever since I was a young kid growing up in the hills of Fairfield, Oklahoma (Google it).  At the time, living in a small community 6 miles outside of the nearest town was just life.  If you wanted to go grocery shopping, you hopped in the car while Mom drove you in.  If you wanted to go see a friend, you either waited until someone had a birthday party, waited until the school year started, or waited until you were able to semi-legally drive.  Because of this, the best way to keep yourself busy was to go outside and play.   Continue reading Well, I’ve never been to Spain…

I almost miss not having power…

Fun with power failure

As I sit here on my balcony on a cool Colorado summer evening with chocolate milk in hand (it’s the little things), I can’t help but notice the sounds and lights of my surroundings.  Yes, we have your standard neighborhood folks walking their dogs, jogging, and for some what seems to be aimless wandering, but we also have sprinklers, very bright lights, the constant low hum of multiple air conditioners, and a steady flow of traffic.  No more than just a few days ago, every bit of this ceased to exist, at least long enough to help me realize the importance of a quiet, relaxing evening. Continue reading I almost miss not having power…