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Month: April 2010

Leadville, Colorado: The Wildest Town in the West

April 4, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Leadville, Colorado: The Wildest Town in the West

In an earlier post, we talked about the romantic history of the small town of Leadville, CO, but that is not all this small settlement has to offer as a vacation destination. There is also the raucous history of the town that lends interest and excitement to any visit. Leadville had sprung up largely to cater to the needs and desires of the miners who had come west to seek their fortunes. After striking it rich with his share of a silver claim, Horace Tabor, one of the town’s fathers, sold his grocery business and went on to build the finest hotel, the biggest bank and the largest theater in the West. After accomplishing these feats, he went on the purchase the Matchless Mine which paid out over $3000 a day to its lucky owner. Once silver was discovered, Leadville became one of the richest and rowdiest places around. Some have called Leadville the Las Vegas of the time, but Leadville’s fortunes were greater and more incredible and its depravity more deeply entrenched. It was indeed... [Read more...]

It’s All About The Food!

April 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

It’s All About The Food!

porkroll, toasted bun and scrambled egg Well at least it is when you’re camping with teenage boys. One of the special things about camping is the food. There are certain things I really only make when we’re camping. Porkroll, egg & cheese sandwich is one of those. The one morning I went to make them and low and behold, no bread, great now what? I rummaged through the cupboard and decided to use hamburger rolls. I didn’t want to use the toaster and get them stuck, so I used a little butter on the skillet then browned the roll on the inside while cooking the egg, the hungry crowd was pleased by the new invention and decided the truly best way to eat this favorite was indeed on a toasted hamburger bun and not just plain old toast. Lucky for me, the experiment turned out well that time. My cousin’s wife, Boodle, also has her camping hall of fame breakfast treat, chocolate chip pancakes. Just sprinkle the chocolate chips on the top of the pancake before flipping, these are good with... [Read more...]

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