Friday, June 17, 2011

Playing For Change New CD

Playing For Change has a new CD/DVD out and of course, it is very good. They have my favorite song by John Lennon on it "Imagine" & a wonderful song called "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley & "Music Is My Ammunition" by Mermans Kenkosenki-Greg Johnson.

Great music!!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pikes Peak Highlanders

picture courtesy of Pikes Peak Highlanders

We met a wonderful person today, Bonifacio Duran. He's the shortest person in the picture above. Boni is a member of the Pikes Peak Highlanders and a delightful person.

The Highlanders were founded here in Colorado Springs in 1985 by Royal Canadian Air Force (RACF) Major Bob Tracy. We have always been proud and honored that the Royal Canadian Air Force is a part of Norad here in the Springs.

What I didn't know was that we have the pipes, drums and color guard of the Highlanders.

The pipers wear the Prince Charles Edward Stewart tartan and the drummers wear the legendary tartan of the 1st BN Black Watch.

They have recorded a cd which will be available July 1st. If you want to know more about the Pikes Peak Highlanders here is a link to their website

It made our day meeting Boni :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

First National Forest Campground

picture courtesy of R. Scott Rappold
The first national forest campground is Squirrel Creek Canyon in the Wet Mountains here in good ole Colorado. It was done in 1919 by the U.S. Forest Service but alas, it no longer exists due to a flood in 1947. But, you can camp at the Davenport Campground which is on higher ground and was remodeled to resemble a 1920's camping experience.
America got into the great outdoors due to 'The Progressive Movement' and Theodore Roosevelt.
We have a lot of places here in Colorado for people to camp and enjoy our forests. I found it fascinating that it all started back in 1919.
When you look at America, each state has a wonderful history to explore. Here in Colorado part of ours is the forest, to walk among nature and bask in her beauty is a thrill.