On Saturday, 19 September, the Pikes Peak Section happily turned out en masse for a Weekend of Happiness – something we all need just about now! We gathered at the Academy Hotel bright and early, got our driving directions, and headed out for the quaint little ski town of Nederland, CO, home of the “frozen dead guy,” with the SLs leading the way. After a scenic drive, we arrived at our destination just in time for lunch and a whirl on the carousel.
The carousel is a true work of art as well as a labor of love for its creator, Scott Harrison. He completely restored the 1910 Looff carousel,
including the 1913 Wurlitzer band organ, and painstakingly created the 56 carousel figures, carving most of them by hand. Talk about a blast from the past! After that serving of nostalgia, we just had to visit Augustina’s winery, right next door, where we sampled wine flights and picked our favorites. Then it was on to shopping and seeing the sights.
Up bright and early Sunday morning, we breakfasted at Ned’s and hit the road for another scenic drive, ending up in Boulder at the iconic Dushanbe Tea House. It was the perfect ending to our happy weekend. Karen Absher put together another gob-smacking event for us and showed everyone how it should be done! Our hats are off to her and Clark. Check out all the pictures on our Facebook page at MBCA Pikes Peak Section