Tanya is mountain biking in Crested Butte, Colorado today and will check in soon!!
Howdy Guys and Happy Saturday!
First things first - a little vent "sesh." Yesterday, both Tanya and I were doing our respective Scoop at much the same time, but from two different geographical locations.
I was in New York, here on Long Island and my dear cuz was driving, on the road from Las Vegas to Colorado. Generally speaking, we usually blog at different times, but due to circumstances of each of our schedules yesterday, our blogging was happening simultaneously. Long story short, when this is the case, sometimes, our web server gets a bit wonky and will not save everything that one of us is writing.
Well, such was the case with our joint story yesterday:
Local Mini Road Trippin’ Vol 5 -
Queens and Staten Island | Embracing the
NYC Outer Borough Waterfronts
The end of this article was cut off and didn't make it into yesterday's blog, so I've added a link above for you!
Here's a little news story for you -
Squirrel Attack Elisa's Decorative Pumpkins
Yup - me and Gianna bought these two lovely pumpkins last Monday to decorate our front porch. Well, yesterday I noticed that some "creature" had started to gnaw on each of them.
Well, lo and behold, I went to leave the house this morning and I saw a huge hole in both of them!! As I got into my car in the driveway, I saw one of the culprits return to the scene of the crime and caught them in these photos!!
Tanya is on the go today in Crested Butte, Colorado, a place that she has wanted to visit for a while for some down and dirty mountain biking!!
Well, her and Dave B made the drive from SoCal beginning Thursday evening, first stopping in Las Vegas and then moving on yesterday to Colorado and arriving in Crested Butte yesterday afternoon.
As Tanya is blogging about her first-hand experience at this location known not only for its winter ski season, but also for its warm weather biking and scenic meadows full of scintillating wildflowers, I'll be taking the lead on filling you in on some interesting facts about Crested Butte.
Set in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, this town is home to Crested Butte Mountain Resort with its many downhill ski and mountain-bike trails and a history that dates back to the mid-1800's.
10 Interesting Facts About
Crested Butte, Colorado
1. Crested Butte is known as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado because of its meadows full of wildflowers.
2. The former coal mining town is now called "the last great Colorado ski town".
3. In the 1860's and 1870's, when coal and silver mines began to open, many new towns began to form and Crested Butte became a supply town to these surrounding areas.
4. With the close of the coal mines, the town of Crested Butte did not revive until the 1960's when a ski area was built on Crested Butte Mountain.
5. Crested Butte hosts a number of unique festivals and parades throughout the year. Among these are Winter Carnival, Butte Bash College Ski Week and Mardi Gras, Extreme Board Fest, the Crested Butte Bike Week, Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte International Film Festival, the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, and Festival of the Arts.
6. The Town's population was 1,487 at the 2010 United States Census.
7. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Crested Butte has a total area of .85 square miles, all of which is land and lies at an elevation of 8,885 feet above sea level.
8. As of September 2018, Vail Resorts paid $74 million for Crested Butte, Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire and Okemo in Vermont's Okemo, in addition to owning Vail, Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone resorts in Colorado.
9. Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport is located 30 minutes from Crested Butte and is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines.
10. Crested Butte got its name in 1873 when geologist Ferdinand V. Hayden was on an expedition surveying the Elk Mountains. From the top of what is today known as Teocalli Mountain, Hayden referred to present day Crested Butte Mountain and Gothic Mountain as the "crested buttes", which became the Town's namesake.
Here's to a fantastic Saturday and a great Sunday!!