Little Bear's Adventure's
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Manitou Springs has a fun old Arcade. We visited early, before the summertime crowds.
That was wise. I didn't want a little tot trying to share this saddle with me!
I loved this old zebra-horse, but it didn't move. Beth didn't put in any coins.
I was still nervous, because I couldn't reach the reins.
Near the Horn
She put me up by the horn, because people who aren't great at horseback-riding, like to have something to hold onto.
That works for people. But I couldn't wrap my paws around that horn.
Next I sat on a panda's head.
Beth didn't have a quarter and that's okay. It was slippery, so I would have fallen.
I didn't like the panda eyes staring at me, so Beth moved me to the top of an elephant. It was my favorite.
I was tempted to slither over his forehead and slide down his trunk!
Time to Go
But Beth said it was time to go. Families were starting to wander around.
Beth said she saw a boy chuckling, when he noticed her posing me on the elephant. I told her I didn't see anyone, but she put me away in her bag.
Next time I want to go INSIDE the arcade! Skeeball could be very exciting!
I love snow, but not so much on Memorial Day.
In Breckenridge, I met some friends who were covered in snow. It was almost June. Time for flowers. Not snow.
I sat on the snowy ear of a deer statue and I apologized. "Sorry for complaining." I whispered in her ear. "I heard you had a really, really long winter. I'll bet you're a lot more ready to feel the sun on your fur, than me."
I think she agreed.
Climbing with Ms. Donkey
A lot of friends go on road trips to Colorado. Ms. Donkey and I didn't have time for mountain climbing, but we did climb.
We climbed right up next to some ears.
Ahhhh! The View!
We climbed right up on top of the horses head. We took a deep breath and took in the view.
Surrounded by Mountains
We didn't get to go to the Rockies, but we had a good climb on this old horse. And we got to see the beautiful mountains that surround Durango. That was good enough, for our one day in Colorado.
South Park City
I decided to wander this old ghost town and transition away from all the nature photos... with flowers. So there is a dandelion in this picture, but I'm sitting on an old rusty piece of metal. I like that.
Nope. These are tracks from for an old mining car.
I figured the tall weeds meant that nothing has moved on these tracks for a long time.
Give me a sturdy piece of wood to stand on for a change! I'm tired of flowers that bend under your weight. This worn old piece didn't quiver when the wind blew either!
I'm not sure what this old cart or wagon once carried, but I'm sure these wheels have traveled through a lot of snow and mud. It was beautiful on this June day. Just a little snow in the distant mountains.
One more texture for me on this day! Hay! It was a little itchy, but at least there were no needles hiding.
A Bale of Hay
I've always wanted to climb in a hay stack and this is almost as good. I had a good view of the old steam engine and a wooden water tower.
This was a nice break from all the nature I've been forced to enjoy lately!
It looks like I'm taking a bath. I'm not.
This is real snow and I got to sit in it! This tiny bit of snow was sort of clean.
This snow was too cold and dirty.
Ahh! You can barely see me, but I'm sitting on a nice rocky perch! I love Independence Pass!
These hot muggy temps are making Little Bear reflect on the past...
He recalls nervously sitting on a pinecone, observing his first snow in Lake Tahoe.
And he remembers trying to ski in Utah...
He was still unsure of that wet stuff! He insisted the ski tip be wiped clean for his close up.
But in Colorado he explored the snow in numerous ways.
He posed with horses near the train depot.
He found a fence near a sidewalk...good people watching.
Fur is a useful thing for enjoying the snow. The Bear is not making much use of his in Texas this winter.