Headed to Seattle

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When flying out of DIA (Denver International Airport)’s East Terminal, make sure you stop by Chef Jimmy’s Bistro and Spirits for a Spicy Bloody Mary. They actually infuse the vodka themselves; we always ask for the spiciest seeing as it’s absolutely delicious.

We are off to Seattle, friends! Fly out this evening and fly back to Denver Sunday night. Steve and I (Kirsten) found tickets for $58 each way via Frontier Airlines and couldn’t pass it up. Look forward to many random photos and stories as we bum around this great city for a whole 48 hours with zero plans and even less accountability. Cheers!

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Colfax Ave’s Goosetown Tavern

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Watching the game at Goosetown Tavern. Click on the picture to visit their Facebook page! Make sure you like ’em! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

Last Friday, we stopped into Goosetown Tavern, located in our neighborhood on Colfax. A few of the Denverspeax crew directed us here because of the relaxed atmosphere, great staff, and delicious food. We sat at the bar, watched the New Orleans Saints pound the Philadelphia Eagles, and devoured the most delicious nachos in the universe. Oh, you think I’m joking?

Seriously.

Best. Damn. Nachos. Ever.

But we’ll get to that- let’s talk about the place for a second. Like I mentioned, it’s located on Colfax, between York and Colorado Blvd. Finding parking can be like a scavenger hunt, but because the Cleaners / Laundromat located next door was closed, we decided we more than likely wouldn’t be towed if we parked in their parking lot. Across the street from Goosetown Tavern on Colfax, there’s metered parking, and better luck down the side-streets as well. This will definitely be a location we ride our bikes to once the snow clears up! Goosetown is open 7 days per week, 11 am – 2 am for your visiting pleasure.

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Nice view from in front of the bar. Click on the picture above to be redirected to their website! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

In addition to a creative, daily Happy Hour, each day having a naming convention inclusive of some fantastic punk band, Goosetown also provides an eclectic menu, trivia night, and random events / parties. Sitting right across the street from the Bluebird Theater, Goosetown is a perfect place to catch a drink and meet up with friends before and after the show. Another plus: pool tables!

Everyone we came into contact with at Goosetown was friendly; it was super easy to hold a conversation with the guys and gals that worked there. We all chatted about football, traveling, music… Not for a second did anyone put off that “I’m cooler than you” vibe. You know the one I’m talking about, right? Everyone’s felt it before. Nope – not at this place!

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Try out the Southern Pork Nachos at Goosetown – click on the picture to see the menu. Credit: Steve Mercer, Jan 2014

Now, let’s get to the food. If you haven’t checked out Goosetown’s menu, please do – there are so many interesting dishes; some of which utilizing home-made sausage! From Potato Cheese Pierogis to Southern Pork Nachos, there are so many good choices that it makes it difficult to order just one thing. We opted for the Southern Pork Nachos, consisting of shredded, barbeque pork atop tri-colored tortilla chips. Add shredded, cheddarjack cheese, fresh jalapeños, and ‘slaw and you’ve got yourself mouth-watering, deliciously-crafted Southern Pork Nachos. Two of us wiped out an order in under 10 minutes, and needed another.

Make sure you visit Goosetown Tavern, a local establishment providing much love to the city of Denver. Great for watching a football game, meeting before/after a show at the Bluebird, or to relax and shoot some pool. Hope to see you there, Denver!

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Travel: National Forest map app now available for Android, iOS devices

FINALLY! Can’t wait to check this out for iPhone today.

Summit County Citizens Voice

New app puts national forest info at your fingertips

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — Along with the many mapping apps already available for smartphones and tablets, the U.S. Forest Service is also putting its popular national forest maps online for Android and iOS devices.

“This mobile app makes it easier than ever to plan your visit to a national forest or grassland,” U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said in a press release. “By putting important forest information right at your fingertips, it will encourage more Americans to get outside and explore their forests.”

The PDF Maps Mobile App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc., is available as a free download from iTunes and the Android Play Store. The app provides access to Forest Service maps, such as motor-vehicle-use maps, which are free while pages from national forest atlases are 99 cents and forest visitor maps are $4.99. Prices are…

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Skiboarding at Breck, Colorado

Headed out to Breckenridge, Colorado, today to have our first pow (powder) day ever. After one run, with goggles freezing and being advised to head indoors due to the initial signs of frostbite, a few of us have been hanging inside the T Bar for the remainder of the day.

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Outside, the temperature is an impressive -1F with a “feel” of -25F with the wind and altitude.

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Don’t get me wrong – we love shredding…but with the Epic Pass, we know there are always opportunities.

Be safe out there – don’t push it at the beginning of the season! There’s so much yet to come.
Breck knows how to show you a good time regardless of visibility…

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Beautiful Colorado Sunset – 1/3/2014

Did you happen to take a look outside tonight at the beautiful sunset? No? No worries – check out the below!
No filters, simple iPhone 5c shots – one with fisheye lens.

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Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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Fisheye lens. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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