Friday, November 30, 2012

Ye Ole Antiques

With the unseasonably warm weather, this weekend would be a great opportunity to do some "sale-ing". The kind walking from antique store to antique store downtown that is.

P.S. Happy Birthday T! xoxo

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Seal of Approval

We know. Some of you are booing and hissing at the title of this post, but it's true. We approve! This cement sculpture, a childhood memory for many Pueblo-ans has been refurbished and re-displayed at the City Park Zoo. Legend has it (see, now aren't you intrigued?) that this sculpture, originally cement colored, was accidentally buried under the rubble during construction work at what was once the Lion House. It wasn't discovered for years! Once it was found, the sea lions were repaired and painted black. If we re-call, the sculpture was originally in or around a fountain. The memory of water ponds on each side of the doorway going into the Lion House is vivid. But you know, we won't say how many years ago that was. All we know is that it disappeared and is now back again!
We'd sure love to hear from anyone that has more details!
Have a happy day everyone!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fireworks in November?

What could make a million twinkling lights parade even more awesome? Starting the whole event with a fireworks display! We applaud the Pueblo Parade of Lights co-coordinators for adding that extra exciting touch last Saturday evening. The display had the crowds cheering and in a great mood to start the holiday season.

And now back to last Friday's Trivia question, here is a copy of the final post.....

Yes! all the answers are correct - however the answer Trivia Marty was looking for was the original business and that was the place we all miss, but can still go to if we lived in Washington state...Shakeys Pizza! 2girlsnana wins a dozen home - baked cookies! Thanks for all who commented and emailed! And yes, we would like eventually to just have "comments" rather than emails- so to comment you do have register. Thats how we hook you in LOL! Thanks so much for participating and joining the fun!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Busy Tuesday

This fence out on the Mesa looks how our skin feels.  Are we gong to get some moisture sometime soon? Not sure we are pulling off the vintage patina look as good as this aged wood is though!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Let the season begin!

This photo, taken from the second floor balcony of the Rawlings Library shows just a tiny part of the millions of twinkle lights on display during the Pueblo Parade of Lights.
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It feels like its been holiday season since the arrival of autumn, and Halloween, but nothing kick starts it like the day after Thanksgiving. Lights, parades and decor have gone up all around us. Pueblo announced Christmas is in the air Saturday, with a glimpse of Santa at the annual Parade of Lights.

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Feature - Pueblo Trivia, now and then

This building located just south of the 4th Street bridge (4th Street and Elmhurst Pl) is currently a Pawn shop. Time to show off your Pueblo knowledge. Can you tell me what it was before?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snazzy Stamp

Ever notice these on a walk? The stamps can be found next to the drainage gates in some of the city's streets, warning us not to dump anything down there so we don't pollute the river.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Groovy Cruiser

Maybe you have see one of these cruise by? There are a few about town. A few in the window in the bike shop on Abriendo. Knitting and crocheting has gone beyond granny blankets and scarves.  Its become a trend to knit around different objects, such as these bikes, trunks of trees etc. adding a touch of charm here and there. Nice.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tucked Away

If you are an avid fisherman, perhaps you have come across this little gem, but it was a nice surprise to us. Out on a marathon walk we passed this mosaic 1/2 circle bench.  A lot of people wouldn't notice it unless they were fishing near Runyon lake, or out on the bike path. Or, of course visiting the nearby Peace Garden. Recently we have seen some unique images, that I would love have in my yard, this mosaic bench, the obelisk light post and the owl statue, but alas, I still get to enjoy it in my big back yard of Pueblo!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Obelisk of Light

One of our favorite "landmarks" of the city, this historical light post is seen in City Park at the foot of "Monkey Mountain".

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Last Leaf Standing

Alright, I was told this wasn't the most interesting photo to use, but I disagree. Look at those leaves up there still holding on for their dear lives! Are they taunting us, telling us not to put our rakes away so fast? Or are they holding steady and waving proudly like the American and Colorado flags nearby? This photo, taken in windy Pueblo West, shows most of our glorious yellow, red and orange trees are gone.  But, a few survivors still cling. Perhaps till a more vigorous snow comes along and knocks them off? What are they waiting for?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thank You to Our Veterans

While reading names from the Veteran's Bridge, the graphical lines of the walk way from the street caught our eye. Almost like a modern work of art in itself.

Friday, November 9, 2012

"Who, Who"

"Who, Who", can tell us where this wonderful little gem is?  I wish on a fixture on my house!
hint: Isn't he scholarly? Leave us a comment if you know who ( I mean where)!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Still Thriving

We don't know what caught our attention first. More wonderful ironwork tucked around town or this lively rose bush still thriving. We are enjoying every ounce of this autumn!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Reader's View

I spy a cupola, a college, a convention center and a red barn. What do you see?
(photo snapped from the third floor of the Rawlings Library)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Don't forget to VOTE today!

The American and Colorado flag fly outside Fountain International Magnet School on Pueblo's East-side.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Scenes from the Weekend

We imagine this scene may look pretty familiar to a lot of you. Pueblo may be a city of diverse backgrounds but we come together on a lot of things and one of them is our love of the breakfast burrito! Rushing to weekend sports games, taking one to family members for breakfast and coffee or picking one up along the way of running errands, breakfast burrito lines are long on the weekends. Well, and during the week too! Here the Saturday line at Burrito's Betty runs out the door. As it usually does. And those who stop, know the line will be long at any given minute, so we just go with it and join in the conversations going on as we anxiously await our turn. 

Editor's Note:
Though we do admit we have our favorite stops, nothing beats the homemade ones brought to our front door made by deal ol' dad. They are made with whatever whimsical ingredients he has that day, and we even rave that he can knock the top contenders off their throne, but mostly we suspect they are so good  because they are made with love!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Still Enchanting

Remember these? We haven't done a "Front Door Friday" in awhile so we thought this week was the perfect time to reuse a location. Remember the fountain we showed a few posts ago? Well the beauty extends beyond the fountain itself and into the doorway of the plaza where it sits. Still enchanting this time of year.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Did you run into any of these last night?

We hope your Halloween was relatively "bat free". Unless you stopped by the zoo to visit this guy!