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ACE Preservation Conference: Indiana Beach

It has been quite the summer! The Rock n Roller Coaster Tour across America has taken me from Orlando to the Northeast to middle America and I find myself at my second American Coaster Enthusiasts Preservation Conference. This year we are at Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana and Michigan’s Adventure on the Great Lakes. Michele and I parted ways in …

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Road Trippin: East Bound and Down

I always find just a little irony in that in my 12th flight to and fro my home in Alaska that you always leave from Denver’s East Terminal when you head West. At least if you are flying on Alaska Air or Frontier. I don’t know why I think about stupid stuff like this, but I do. To me it’s like why do …

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The cattle train to the Great White North

Picture this: you are at 37000 feet on a red eye from Denver to Anchorage. Babies are cryin, lights are blaring and the stewardesses, flight attendants, or whatever they are called these days are passing out our “complimentary” .5 ounce (14g) of gourmet snack mix. The balding overweight, rayon shirt wearing, tourist is sitting diagonal from me sippin on an Alaskan Amber that he …

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Road Trippin: Jordans Bistro in Denver, Colorado

One of our favorite places to meet friends when in Denver is Jordan’s Bistro in the heart of the University of Denver campus. This Irish-style pub hits the mark with all of the favorites from authentic dishes such as boxty and shepherds pie to an adult mac and cheese that is die for. The decor reminds me of sitting at …

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Road Trippin: Evergreen Lake, Colorado

What is a vacation/road trip/work-cation without a day hanging out with your 14 year old daughter for lunch and a walk around a beautiful lake? Today, Nicole and I decided to get away from it all for a little bit and head up to the foothills to Evergreen Lake. Evergreen a beautiful little place with a downtown that is perfect …

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Road Trippin: The Alpine Inn in Hill City, South Dakota

What would you say if you were on vacation and ravishing for something to eat and the place you want to go has an hour and a half wait and they serve one thing on the menu? Well, that best describes the Alpine Inn in historic Hill City in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Not only was the place …

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Road Trippin: Little Man Ice Cream

We all have our vices. Some are more extreme than others. Mine, perhaps is a bastion from my childhood, Coca-Cola. My wife, Michele’s is too. It is ice cream. Chocolate ice cream to be precise! When I was on the airplane headed to Minnesota for our road trip I picked up the airline travel rag (magazine). What else are you …

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Road Trippin: Deadwood Thyme Bistro and Winery

When people think of Deadwood, South Dakota, they think of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, gunfights, brothels and gambling. But tucked away a couple blocks from the famous main street where Seth Bullock administered justice and Al Swearengen entertained at The Gem, you will find the Deadwood Thyme Bistro and Winery. Michele and I have a practice that whenever …

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