January

Come party with Ullr & I in Breck

Come party with Ullr & I in Breck

Yep, it’s that time of year again, Ullr Festival is almost here. This crazy event takes place for an entire week (January 5-11, 2014). We attended for the first time last year, when I was asked to be a judge ... [ Read More ]
Photos of the 2013 Ullr Festival Parade (Breckenridge, Colorado)
Festivals, January, Travel

Photos of the 2013 Ullr Festival Parade (Breckenridge, Colorado)

If you’ve been paying attention, by now you probably know that I was invited by GoBreck to judge the 50th Annual Ullr Festival parade last week in Breckenridge, Colorado. After looking through our parade photos, taken mostly by my husband, ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival: Estes Park Winter Festival (Jan. 18-21, 2013)
Festivals, January, Music

Featured Festival: Estes Park Winter Festival (Jan. 18-21, 2013)

Four years ago, Ryan and I decided to go snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, and afterwards we stopped in Estes Park and stumbled into what has become one of our favorite winter festivals. Goofing around with Jack at the ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival: 50th Annual Ullr Festival (Breckenridge, Colorado)
Festivals, January

Featured Festival: 50th Annual Ullr Festival (Breckenridge, Colorado)

Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo by Carl Scofield. Provided by GoBreck.com. Party like a viking with me in Breckenridge, Colorado! For half a century the people of Breckenridge have been donning horns and participating in a huge party inspired ... [ Read More ]
Denver Big Air Event
Festivals, January

Denver Big Air Event

I wanted to share these amazing pictures with you. My friend Chase Squires took these photos of the ski ramp that was constructed for the Denver Big Air Event that’s happening today and tomorrow in downtown Denver. These photos show ... [ Read More ]
Oatmeal Festival in Lafayette, Colorado (Jan. 8, 2011)
Festivals, January

Oatmeal Festival in Lafayette, Colorado (Jan. 8, 2011)

This festival is sponsored by Quaker Oats. I have no idea why Lafayette, Colorado celebrates oatmeal, maybe by next year’s festival I’ll have gotten to the bottom of that bowl, I mean mystery. The celebration includes a 5K run, followed ... [ Read More ]
Estes Park Winter Festival (Jan. 14-17, 2011)
Festivals, January

Estes Park Winter Festival (Jan. 14-17, 2011)

I recently met a couple from Switzerland who said that Estes Park, Colorado reminded them of their home country. Estes Park is a charming little town nestled among snow-capped peaks and I can think of no better place for a ... [ Read More ]
Fruitcake, not just for eating (The 16th Annual Fruitcake Toss, Manitou Spring, Colorado)
Festivals, January

Fruitcake, not just for eating (The 16th Annual Fruitcake Toss, Manitou Spring, Colorado)

FRUITCAKE 1) a rich cake containing nuts, dried or candied fruits and spices, 2) a crazy or eccentric person. TOSS 1) to throw, pitch or fling. Fruitcake Toss, Manitou Spring, Colorado (photo courtesy of Suzanne Barlow) Love it or hate ... [ Read More ]