Sunday, October 3, 2010

doko kana?

Any guesses to where we went last Sunday?

To be edited with the answer in a few days.

N.B. All photos by DH.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

On Top of the World (part 1)

Jun at 4307 meters.

Well not exactly on top of the world, but I think that Mount Evans, standing at 14,264 ft (4,348 m), is pretty high.

Last Memorial Day weekend Jun and I took a short trip around the Rocky Mountains. It was the first day of the year that the Mount Evans Scenic Byway was open. This byway is the highest paved road in North America.

It can get extremely cold, windy, and sunny so we made sure we were thoroughly prepared for any situation. Besides coats, sunscreen, and a huge lunch we brought items like flashlights.

My favorite part, Summit Lake Park, is actually slightly below the top of Mt. Evans.
The area is surreal and there is both Arctic and alpine tundra. At the time it was still the beginning of the summer so we didn't see anything too green. The lake, of course, was frozen.

I wanted to see some mountain goats but they were nowhere to be found.
Instead we saw a few marmots ...

... and a big horn sheep. Do you see it?

How about now?

Hint: It's not wearing orange. Jun was getting a little too close to the animal.
I didn't want to see him getting gorged while taking pictures.
It's not like he's getting paid by National Geographic.

Some videos: (Please watch the volume, because of the wind some of the footage is noisy.)

To be continued with Lomo shots.

Friday, September 3, 2010

97 cents de shiawase

This week we came across some SIGG bottles while looking around a sporting goods store. The sign listed some discounted prices but probably nothing less than $12.00 or $15.00. However, when I casually picked up a bottle and checked the bottom I noticed a $ .97 price tag. What?! Unbelievable because besides being too cheap I can't trust a price tag/sticker. What stores still use price stickers? DH and I like SIGG bottles so just in case I asked a sales person and yes, it turns out that each bottle cost 97 cents! There was some controversy regarding bisphenol A (BPA) content in SIGG bottles but these bottles have the new coating inside. The designs might be a little old but you can still find them at stores like Target and they are online at Amazon, although they certainly aren't priced as nice. Now I just need to find a discounted bottle brush.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

DAM (Denver Art Museum)

In January we visited the Denver Art Museum. The last time I was there the Hamilton building didn't exist. It was nice to see something that before I only could view in Casa magazine. The building is smaller than I expected. It doesn't stick out in an obscene way and after making several trips to the nearby library I'm completely used to it. It's nice that Denver can offer up so much architecture. One problem I noticed is that although the building looks nice from the outside I'm not too sure the interior can easily house pieces of art. Also I would enjoy the experience more if there was an official museum restaurant located inside the building. Other than that I highly recommend taking a look inside and outside. As an extra incentive every first Saturday of the month general admission is free.

Sweeping up the trash outside.

Just kidding.

Fox Games by Sandy Skoglund