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    12/8/2019 4:07:00 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Cold and Icy - 12-7-19

    12/7/2019 4:55:04 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    In addition to the snow we missed while traveling, we apparently missed a lot of cold and ice! Matt Kroschel drove past this accident in which a vehicle lost control and crashed into the runaway truck ramp sign! This particular accident was on Vail Pass, but many of the Colorado passes h... Read more

  • Gingersnaps and Rumours?

    12/7/2019 8:53:30 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    I love gingersnaps... 4 Ain't that the truth... 20 Hope you have a great day... 104 213... Read more


    12/7/2019 4:24:54 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Home from the Great Train Adventure! - 12-6-19

    12/6/2019 9:21:34 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    DH and I just arrived home from nearly 3 weeks on the road on our Great Train Adventure! We had a WONDERFUL time - it was a great break from DH ending his civic responsibilities and beginning his next adventure. Because we took several breaks from the train in different town to explore and visit f... Read more

  • In hot water... again.

    12/6/2019 8:43:54 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Well it seems that our hot water heater was too old to fix. Lots of groaning and clanking lately; sure sign of boiler-fatigue. 246 Sounds familiar, doesn't it. So we now have a brand new hot water heater and I for one am looking forward to a nice, long, hot shower. ... Read more


    12/6/2019 4:42:22 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Water Water....

    12/5/2019 8:53:43 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    It's amazing what water can do... 213 Right now our hot water has been turned off since yesterday, while the plumber's fixing and or replacing our hot water heater. 20 I'm using the microwave to heat up the hot water we need. The kettle helps too. At least we don'... Read more


    12/5/2019 4:12:15 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Grins and giggles

    12/4/2019 7:15:09 PM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • Dangerous visitors...

    12/4/2019 8:46:04 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    I'm so glad that we don't live in N.Ontario anymore, as these two would be common visitors. Looks like someone is used to being fed... a VERY BAD idea. 198 As it is, we do see a pair of foxes and the odd coyote running down our street. It's why we don't have too many rabb... Read more


    12/4/2019 4:44:50 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • And so it starts...

    12/3/2019 7:39:28 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Ummmm.... 246 Well I for one DO love to laugh, so 'to heck with the wrinkles' 224 *people show you who they are with their facial expression when they think no one's looking* ... Read more


    12/3/2019 4:30:45 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Warning: long and rambling

    12/2/2019 7:35:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been away a long time It's an immense, meandering story. This year I've had exactly one roommate who didn't have severe dementia. The current roommate (who's going home tomorrow) is convinced that there are severed legs all over the room and that she's supposed to spend tonight in a... Read more

  • So always what happens next...

    12/2/2019 8:58:09 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    After our ice storm yesterday we had a night of snowfall. With a couple million vehicles on black-ice driving through white-outs, it was bound to happen. Here's what the commute to Toronto looks like this morning. 40 As soon as the salt trucks can get through, things will get better.... Read more


    12/2/2019 4:38:05 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • December comes in like a Lion...

    12/1/2019 8:53:44 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    December is coming in with a roar, with strong winds, freezing rain, ice pellets and snow. Everything is covered in ice here where we are... but icy-snow further north of us. That's what our Equinox looks like...and this storm will continue until mid-afternoon. And this w... Read more


    12/1/2019 4:58:42 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • What motivates me to lose

    11/30/2019 9:56:12 AM, by HOLISTICJESSICA

    I started my weight loss journey because I wanted to prove to everyone that I could lose the weight. That was my initial motivation, and it worked for awhile. I lost my first 50 pounds and was doing great! That was not enough to keep me going, though. For my next 50+ pounds, I needed to do it for an... Read more

  • Glad we don't have to do this anymore...

    11/30/2019 9:07:41 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    After seeing this past reminder... I'm so loving my fridge and freezer now. Whoever owned this one sure needed to defrost more often. 246 Things we take for granted... there are so many to be grateful for. 213 . ... Read more


    11/30/2019 4:21:29 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Maybe it's that collar... LoL

    11/29/2019 8:41:54 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Time to work off all that good food you might have eaten yesterday. 4 We could smell all those turkey dinners being cooked all the way up here. 636 Sure made me hungry for some... hope you had a great time with your family's. 246 213 ... Read more


    11/29/2019 4:23:19 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • It's your day...

    11/28/2019 9:21:15 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving.... 426 From Canada to my American Spark-Friends. 652 104 *we had ours in October* 636 ... Read more


    11/28/2019 4:34:05 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Here's some turkey humor...

    11/27/2019 12:18:27 PM, by CHERRIET

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  • War Declared... LoL

    11/27/2019 8:50:03 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    (an oldie-but-goodie) Please forgive 'the tongue-in-cheek' Newfy-dialect... it is the real thing. President Trump was in the Oval Office when his telephone rang. "Hallo, President Trump, " a heavily accented voice said. "This is Archie, up ere at the Harp Seal Pub in Badger's ... Read more


    11/27/2019 4:10:06 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • How about you?

    11/26/2019 8:42:05 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    I'd like the energy back that I had in my 40's, and the travelling then as well. 250 But I'm also very happy and grateful for the times I'm living here and now. 104 How about you? ... Read more


    11/26/2019 4:39:51 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Minion Musings... and mine.

    11/25/2019 8:06:58 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    No luck here with the one lotto ticket we bought. But I do have a friend who lives in Calgary, Alberta, who won a million dollars last year. 250 But I am grateful for being here... 213 ... Read more


    11/25/2019 4:02:03 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Hello there....

    11/24/2019 8:24:04 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Looks like today's ambition... 20 Other than doing some laundry and cooking supper I'll be relaxing. 211 Hope you're going to have a day off too. 213 ... Read more


    11/24/2019 4:23:44 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • This will brighten your day

    11/23/2019 5:28:15 PM, by HOLISTICJESSICA

    I did not realize it has been so long since I posted a blog. I will write more of a blog later, but I have to share that my son loves his berries. The first two are from a few months back, and the second two are from yesterday. ... Read more

  • Maxine's Rants...

    11/23/2019 8:04:24 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Who has a so called 'stress-free life' anyway. 20 Now that I've gone from jeans to winter sweatsuits, I no longer have pockets to carry my mobile phone around in the house. I always get them sewn up. Therefore, do I understand Maxine on this one. 246 ... Read more


    11/23/2019 4:33:04 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Smiles for Dads... LoL

    11/22/2019 8:50:22 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Just a tongue in cheek smile at you Dad's out there... 36 246 Have a great day... (love that graffiti on the wall) 104 213 *My hubby, Bob, is doing great these days. Thanks to all who were asking.... Read more


    11/22/2019 4:49:26 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • This should be my Motto...

    11/21/2019 8:31:31 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    This should be my Motto... 20 246 This is a choice... always make it a good one, I'd say. 213 *Many thanks for all of your support and good remedy's for my painful sciatic problem. I can see I'm not the only one here who knows what this is like. 247... Read more


    11/21/2019 4:38:39 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Why does this sound so familiar...

    11/20/2019 7:38:13 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Sometimes we only focus on the numbers... 216 192 I'm guessing this could be true, based on my eye-rolling. 20 246 *Anyone else out there who suffers from sciatic pain? I've been down with this for several days... only Tylenol 3s seem to help. 24... Read more


    11/20/2019 4:35:02 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • The Great Train Adventure - 11-19-19

    11/19/2019 9:49:30 AM, by KOFFEENUT

    Today we set off on the Great Train Adventure! We leave from Granby, Colorado later this afternoon. Only 90 miles from Steamboat Springs, we're able to pick up the California Zephyr headed east from there: We'll be in Denver by dinnertime, although we likely won't get off the train to a... Read more

  • So many challenges... LoL

    11/19/2019 7:38:03 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Oh yes this can be a challenge. I've learned to memorize which entrance I used. However... this too can be a challenge with some of the larger Malls. 246 And here's the other challenge... during winter. So where's the parking lines anyway? ... Read more


    11/19/2019 4:34:21 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Prudent Use of Telephoto - 11-18-19

    11/18/2019 12:44:29 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    Jeff Welton demonstrated the prudent use of a telephoto lens in capturing this fellow, who no doubt was in search of lunch: Not sure where Jeff spotted him, but hopefully not too close to town!... Read more


    11/18/2019 4:37:45 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Since you asked...

    11/18/2019 12:45:53 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    I was surprised that maybe some of you Americans didn't know that our Canadian Quarter has an Elk head on one side; so I thought you'd all might want to see it. Also known as Wapiti by our native Indians, the Elk are iconic to Canada. Here's a 1963 Canadian Quarter... A... Read more

  • Lake Fog - 11-17-19

    11/17/2019 9:22:17 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    Cyndi Marlowe caught the early morning lake fog rising off the water: Made it safely back to Steamboat after helping DD with moving adventures. To complicate her current situation, all the water is off in her apartment building and they're anticipating it will be out the next 4-5 days. ... Read more

  • Cold... maybe...

    11/17/2019 8:48:17 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Cold... maybe, but this makes me happy this time of the year. Here's a few of my suet lovers that keep my cat amused during the winter months and me too... 239 587 This weekend has been sunny but cold out there. My hubby took advantage of the sun and put up the Chr... Read more

  • TIME

    11/17/2019 4:40:27 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Snacking - 11-16-19

    11/16/2019 10:37:47 AM, by KOFFEENUT

    Jeff Welton found this elk snacking on the shrubbery! I think our neighbor has some tasty landscaping.... Each winter the moose seem to hang out at their house, snacking on the bushes growing at the side of the house!... Read more

  • What a great Idea...

    11/16/2019 8:40:37 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Now I'm not a sewer, never really was... BUT... Here someone retro-fit an old, stand-up piano into a fantastic sewing center. 250 I can imagine what a wonderful gift this was for an avid seamstress. ... Read more


    11/16/2019 4:32:29 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Starting Earliest Ski Season Ever - 11-15-19

    11/15/2019 1:53:13 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    In the last two days we've opened up for ski season in Steamboat Springs! Howelsen Hill, which is the oldest operating ski area in North America, opened yesterday. Jason Lacy, president of City Council, and Rob Perlman, president of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation, were the first ones up the ... Read more

  • Minion Opinions... LoL

    11/15/2019 8:45:16 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Ummmm... well maybe that was me. 100 What? People put stupid stuff on FaceBook? 40 WELL... YES... I agree... way too many do, Right?... Read more


    11/15/2019 4:32:03 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Chilly Sheep - 11-14-19

    11/14/2019 12:02:16 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    Shannon Lukens noticed these chilly sheep near Muddy Creek Pass: I can see how you could LOSE a sheep in all that white snow!... Read more

  • Less and more...

    11/14/2019 8:50:44 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    These are great ideas that are slowly happening around the world. I know we're all trying to do our bit here. 435 436 BYO = Bring Your Own ... Read more

  • LIFE

    11/14/2019 4:38:45 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • November Moon Rise - 11-13-19

    11/13/2019 11:56:56 AM, by KOFFEENUT

    Larry Pierce caught the moonrise a night or two ago, and it was stunning! One nice thing about having snow on the ground is that on cloudless full moon nights, you can see well enough outside to walk around without a light. Mid-winter a local nonprofit typically has a Full Moon Snowshoe ... Read more

  • Winter VIP Birds Here.

    11/13/2019 8:05:29 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    I think he's trying to remember which leaf he hid his peanuts under. 246 Well no worries around here as we refilled all four of our bird-feeders, each with a different kind of seed or suet. There's a large suet feeder near a window to keep my cat, Layla, amused... and me too. ... Read more


    11/13/2019 4:35:34 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • On the Hunt - 11-12-19

    11/12/2019 1:54:52 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    Jeff Welton spotted this fox, on the hunt for dinner, no doubt! Clearly this fox is prepared for winter with that beautiful fur coat!... Read more

  • It finally passed...

    11/12/2019 7:53:08 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Both of these are wise words to live by... 213 Well... our first snow storm is finally over. It dropped at least 8 inches of snow on us. Lots of cleanup today; so glad we have a snow blower. -8c (17f.)... Read more


    11/12/2019 4:07:48 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Pink Sunset - 11-11-19

    11/11/2019 3:21:17 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    Jeff Welton caught the changing colors of the sky at sunset: From my computer I have a terrific view of our sunsets, although I will miss tonight's. I'm throwing a surprise party for DH to celebrate the end of his public service, which ends tomorrow. (Well, technically it isn't a ... Read more

  • Today's the Day...

    11/11/2019 8:29:10 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Remembering our Canadian warriors and all the others, who died for our freedom. 636 652 665 676 Especially my Uncle Stuart Cowley, who was shot down in one of those Lancaster Bombers, over Germany. Only his dog tags remained. R.I.P. Uncle Stuart. 636 ... Read more


    11/11/2019 4:12:31 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Moose in the yard - 11-10-19

    11/10/2019 11:43:52 AM, by KOFFEENUT

    Shannon Lukens got some great photos of a moose and her calf who were camped out in Shannon's yard: We've had moose up and down our street, too - mainly at night. I know this because they choose to stand in the driveways to take care of their "business".... I've be... Read more

  • My favourite...

    11/10/2019 9:30:11 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    It's a brunch morning with family today. We're all meeting at a quaint, family owned spot called The Breakfast Nook. The menu has four pages of everything you can imagine for a breakfast. I like their fresh fruit salad with the Eggs Benedict, with steamed asparagus spears ... Read more


    11/10/2019 4:28:24 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Earliest Ski Season Start - 11-9-19

    11/9/2019 12:10:09 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    We're less than a week away from the earliest start of ski season in Steamboat Springs' history! As you can see from Cyndi Marlowe's photo above, we got a record-breaking amount of snow in October, priming us for an 11/15 opening of the ski mountain. Although some of us locals are not th... Read more

  • Bet you loved them too...

    11/9/2019 8:49:09 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    One of my favourite books, To kill A Mockingbird, and LOVED the movie. Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck) at his best. 129 Remember watching the original Spanky and Our Gang as a kid?... Read more


    11/9/2019 4:43:18 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Checking out the hot tub - 11-8-19

    11/8/2019 11:01:49 AM, by KOFFEENUT

    Cyndi Marlowe thought this bear might be checking out the hot tub on her deck: Apparently there were two other bears in the area in addition to this one, so Cyndi was sticking close to home!... Read more

  • It's a Secret...

    11/8/2019 8:33:46 AM, by TERRACOTTAGE

    Oh yes... I was next inline to do the random name drawing for our Secret Santa List of 'who buys for whom'. 211 195 Bob drew the names out of a box and that's who buys for the first name on my list. If it was their spouse, then draw another one out. I couldn't let Bob see who ... Read more