RussVegas Half Marathon

This weekend, Russellville Downtown will be abuzz with runners!  It’s time for the fourth annual RussVegas Half Marathon, organized by the Russvegas Foot Race Foundation to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital. This is a wonderful event no matter if  you are a runner…. …or a spectator cheering them to the finish! The event started as merely a … More RussVegas Half Marathon

Redstone Coke Ovens

Along the roadside of Colorado Highway 133 at Redstone is a real head turner.  A row of ovens, beehive in appearance, stand silently among the tall grass, a unique fragment of state history. Built at the end of the 19th century by Colorado Fuel and Iron (CFI), the Redstone Coke Ovens were used to refine … More Redstone Coke Ovens

Redstone, Colorado

Redstone, Colorado, established in the late 1890’s,  has stood the test of time, weathered the highs and lows, and, most importantly, has appreciated the importance of preserving the past.   It’s a place that visitors go to step back in time for just a moment or two. The restored buildings are colorful and inviting.  The … More Redstone, Colorado

Crystal, Colorado

We tore ourselves away from the beauty of Crystal Mill to hike an extra quarter-ish of a mile on the trail that continues past the mill….. the ghost town of Crystal. Settled in the 1860’s and incorporated in 1893, Crystal was a town that developed due to silver, zinc, and lead mining in the … More Crystal, Colorado

Crystal Mill

It is known as one of the most photographed places in Colorado. The day we were there, we were joined by several other curious onlookers, a handful of construction workers intent on maintaining the integrity of this 1892 powerhouse, and a grey hoodie. Apparently, one of the workers arrived early that chilly morning donned in … More Crystal Mill