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Boulder Impact: The Secrets of Smooth Sailing Under the Baltimore Key Bridge

March 28th, 2024
a tug boat pulling a large container ship

  This  harbor pilot boat is approximately 50 feet (15 meters) and is one of the moving pieces in the chess game in which ALL of the pieces move at once Impact on Colorado and Boulder from the Loss of the Key Bridge in Baltimore Boulder and Colorado will experience the impact on our supply chain resulting from the very recent collision of a container ship with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. Coal, cars, parts, and edible soy will see the impact of the national flow of automobiles from Mercedes to Subaru. The container ship crash into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, known as “Key... Read More

Slot Machines For Boulderites: One Armed Bandits or Simply A Fun Game? It’s Up To YOU!

February 29th, 2024

When I travel from Boulder to our our local mountain casinos or to ones in distant destinations,  I like slot machines. I’m prefer the mechanical ones over of the electronic video ones. On my recent visit to the Miami Hard Rock Casino I encountered slot machines which were  video on the side as an option. I liked it. While not an older style “wheel” machine with a large lever and mechanical movements, it still offered the tactile feel which I had missed. The innards of a purely mechanical old style slot machine   The rows and rows of slot machines create an interesting... Read More

Hard Rock Cafe ROCKS! Even by Boulder Standards!

February 9th, 2024

This is Lensworth At Large, bringing you misinformation from the four corners and seven edges of the Earth. I come to you today to share our visit to the Hard Rock Casino in Florida. As I prepare to depart to return to the sunny snowy skies of home in Boulder, I’m taking this time to share with you our visit to the famous, and deservedly so Hard Rock Cafe. And did I say “casino?” No suspense is necessary. We left with more money than we took with us. Because of the ATM! Seriously, if you want “seriously,” you’re reading the wrong blog! The Hard Rock Cafe The... Read More

Turbo-Max Mania: The Wild World of Our Cartoon Commuter Cars Unleashed

February 8th, 2024

    Driving outside of Boulder is hazardous. Some, not all, but some of the drivers on my warm-weather escape are a tad challenging. Truth be told, it can be downright terrifying to navigate the highways outside of our home in Boulder. Perhaps the best way to adapt to this different style of driving is to have a specially designed car, meant for the rigors of aggressive fast and tightly packed drivers and cars. With that in mind, the following Florida Freeway TurboGuardian design is offered to the world. It is intended for safe driving in an unsafe environment. I wanted to share my design... Read More

The Most Beautiful Beach of Lake Tahoe-Sand Harbor

February 4th, 2024

If there’s a place on earth that most resembles what heaven looks like, it is without a doubt, Lake Tahoe. Fortunately, for us Californians and those living in the area, we’re accustomed to going to this paradise as part of our weekend getaways growing up and as part of our normal lives. However, never should this place be taken for granted, or looked past for a second. Lake Tahoe is simply breathtaking. The lake is 13 miles long and 6 miles wide, totaling 72 miles of coastline all the way around. The water can be mistaken for resembling waters like those in the Caribbean or even Fiji, however,... Read More

Exploring the World Through Words: A Collection of Timeless Travel Quotations

February 2nd, 2024
mall, dome, architecture

Even living in Boulder requires travel from Boulder. Here are famous quotations on the importance of travel to the well-rounded person. Traveling offers a wealth of benefits and insights. Seven quotations that encapsulate some of the key reasons why it’s good to travel: Cultural Exposure: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain. This quote emphasizes how traveling exposes individuals to different cultures and perspectives, helping to break down barriers and broaden understanding. Personal Growth: “The world is a book, and those... Read More

Jet-Set Essentials: The Ultimate Guide to Smart Packing for Your Next Vacation

February 1st, 2024
pile of luggages

Smart packing from Boulder can significantly enhance your travel experience, making it smoother and more enjoyable. Here are ten ideas to help you pack efficiently for your airplane trip and vacation: Roll, Don’t Fold: Rolling your clothes instead of folding them can save space and prevent wrinkles. This technique also allows you to fit more items into your suitcase. Packing Cubes: Use packing cubes to organize your items by category (e.g., tops, bottoms, underwear, etc.). They not only maximize space but also make it easier to find what you need without rummaging through your entire suitcase. Wear... Read More

Boulderite Top USA Travel Destinations

January 30th, 2024

Why would someone who already lives in Boulder travel anywhere else? The answer is easy. Because we can! So where should we go? Here are seven top travel destinations for those who call Boulder “home.” Will everyone appeal to everybody? Of course! OK, so not really. BUT these ideas are certain to contain a number of destinations that might not have been on your radar and now can be moved from “off the list” to “top of the list.” For Boulderites looking to travel in 2024, there are seven domestic destinations plus a bonus to consider: Orlando, Florida: A classic... Read More

A Documentary Film for All Coffee Lovers

August 6th, 2023

Part love letter, part visual treatise, A Film About Coffee is a beautiful documentary that explores the growing field of specialty coffee. It’s a short but comprehensive film that ebbs and flows from roastery to farm to café. With interviews from industry professionals around the world—including company owners, champion baristas, seasoned growers, and dedicated buyers—this food doc covers many bases to prove the importance of ethically sourced and skillfully crafted coffee. By showing the hard work and passion it takes to make a great cup of coffee, A Film About Coffee asks viewers to... Read More

Discover the 10 Best Hikes in Boulder

July 24th, 2023

Discover the 10 Best Hikes in Boulder Outstanding hiking trails await you in the city of Boulder, Colorado.  Featuring incredible scenery, Boulder’s tracks provide unforgettable challenges for novices and experts alike.   Before starting out on any hike, always make sure you are prepared for the elements. Well-fitting, broken-in hiking boots are essential – along with several layers of appropriate clothing and a hat. Make sure you take enough drinking water, snacks, emergency food supplies and a medical kit. Don’t forget that your skin can lose a lot of vital moisture during long hikes,... Read More