October 20th, 2014
One of our customers emailed a photo of her three year old daughter with the following comments:
“It was Aro’s first time using the Kup Kap. She saw me using it with my tea and wanted some. I made her some vanilla rooibos tea in her favorite panda cup. Then she asked for the Kap.”
Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo!
September 28th, 2014
It’s always an interesting drive home from Fraser Valley over the mountain on US40. This time we saw clouds lightly floating below the Rocky Mountain tops.
For dinner, we ate at the Dairy King in Empire, Colorado, covering 192 acres with a population of 280. It’s a favorite stopping place before driving over the mountain or heading home.
The Dairy King is small but has a friendly staff who serve up tasty food and ice-cream. We ate inside rather than the patio because the temperatures were still high.
Perry enjoyed his juicy burger cooked to order – medium rare with all the fixings!
We really do carry cup sleeves with us every where we travel!
Every time we stop at the Dairy King in Empire, I look at the hand-made pottery on the long shelf. I was looking for a ceramic piece to put bananas in. I was thrilled to see this beautiful jar thrown by a ninety year old man!
September 22nd, 2014
What did I do while Perry worked on the sign? I picked up my water bottle off the broken down picnic table, attached it to my camera bag, and began shooting wild flowers throughout our property. I’ve done this many times but I always find new flowers and plants to photograph.
A busy bee buzzing on the bloom!
Succulent raspberries fresh on the vine.
Blue flowers to chase away the blues.
Even delicate flowers will grow on a rugged mountain.
September 14th, 2014
We drove over 13 switchbacks into the Fraser Valley in Colorado and wound our way up to the top of one of the Rocky Mountains to check on the 4.58 acres of land we own. After arriving, we decided it would be a good idea to put up an address sign.
Perry bought the supplies at Ace Hardware in Fraser. He borrowed a shovel from one of the neighbors.
Dehydration can cause serious health problems in the mountains. Perry put his drink container on a nearby tree stump and began digging a hole for the long metal stake.
With the pole sturdy in the ground, Perry screwed on the address for our beautiful acres.
September 8th, 2014
Teachers love our products for drink containers sitting on their desks or podiums. Kup Kaps help keep germs out of mugs. Their drinks stay hotter, longer when interruptions happen. Kup Kollars stop condensation puddles.
From Annie, a creative elementary teacher in Texas:
“Hi Irene, I thought you would get a kick out of this…. As I was getting some things ready for school, I realized how much my Kup Kollar matched!!! Very cool!! I am all about being color coordinated! Lol!!! I love my black & pink!”
September 1st, 2014
An hour into the Concert in the Park, dark clouds began gathering over the Rocky Mountains. Mary wasn’t going to need her hat and sunglasses for sun protection much longer.
The clouds continued to darken and grow thicker.
When the concert was ending, the rain began to fall as a cool sprinkle but turned into raindrops. We noticed the long rainbow while we picked up our chairs and drinks to walk back to the Burns’ home.
On the walk back, we saw the effect of the setting sun on the clouds over the Rocky Mountains. The Colorado skies had entertained us with a colorful performance also!
August 25th, 2014
It’s always fun to bring together friends and families to the neighborhood park for food, drink, and games. Add in a band playing retro music from the 80’s is the frosting on the cake. Hugh and Perry toast days gone by!
The band leader reminded us of retro clothing.
The kool band really rocked it out. We had fun playing name that tune at the beginning of every band number. Perry won!
August 18th, 2014
I put a colorful cup cozy in my purse to use at the Denver Botanical Gardens because I knew it would be a day of many hues and shades!
I thought, “So many flowers, so little time!”
If you haven’t visited the Denver Botanical Gardens, you are missing one of Colorado’s many gems!
August 11th, 2014
At the Denver Botanical Gardens, a Japanese tea ceremony is served at the tea house located in the tea garden. The tea house was designed by Dr. Koichi Kawana and constructed in Japan. It was then disassembled and shipped to Denver. A team of Japanese craftsmen carefully rebuilt it.
Sean and Pam stopped to read the information sign at the entrance to the tea garden.
The fountain in the tea garden is stocked with fish.
There are several bonsai trees on display. The trees not suited to the Colorado climate are in a greenhouse.
Visit this tranquil garden and you will feel more peaceful when you leave.
August 4th, 2014
When we visited the Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO it was a hot dry day. We found relief at the Café next to a beautiful pond. There were outside tables under a huge shade tree. I bought an iced tea which was very good.
The pond was filled with glass sculptures in the Chihuly Exhibit. Dale Chihuly is known for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement that changed people’s perceptions about glass creations. People have begun to see glass works as art not a craft. He uses the team approach for blowing glass.
We discovered another pond filled with Chihuly’s large floating bulbs. On one side there was a boat filled with more glass designs and colors. This is a beautiful unique exhibit with many displays throughout the Botancial Gardens!