Archive for the ‘Kup Kollar’ Category

Frasier Valley in the Rocky Mountains

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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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.

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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.

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With the pole sturdy in the ground, Perry screwed on the address for our beautiful acres.

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Texas Teacher loves Pink

Monday, 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.

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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!”

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The changing canvas of Colorado skies

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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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.

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The clouds continued to darken and grow thicker.

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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.

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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!

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Colorado Springs Summer Concert in the Park

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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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!

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The band leader reminded us of retro clothing.

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The kool band really rocked it out. We had fun playing name that tune at the beginning of every band number. Perry won!

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Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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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!

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I thought, “So many flowers, so little time!”

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If you haven’t visited the Denver Botanical Gardens, you are missing one of Colorado’s many gems!

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Chihuly Exhibition at Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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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. 2014 June 14 Botancial Gardens Denver 43 glass statue in pond_72

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.

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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!

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Sand castles at Ft. Walton Beach

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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After Perry taught his seminar, he joined me at the beach with sunscreen on and his water bottle in hand. We set off to find sand castles and sculptures.

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I awarded this creative castle First Place for Size and Complexity.

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The shark’s teeth were carefully placed seashells to win the Most Scary Award.

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This castle won the Most Creative Award because it had a moat with a bridge, bird feathers to represent flags, and a beautiful top wall.

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An eight year old boy built this castle. He won the Cuteness Award just because!

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White sandy beaches at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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I always have a water bottle and sunscreen with me when I go to the beach in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Salt water dehydrates a person quickly. My fair skin burns in 10 minutes.

This is important information worthy of mentioning on my blog so I decided to shoot photos for a blog post. I thought it should be easy; however, the ocean decided to challenge me!

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Even small waves became a problem causing me to run after the water bottle or sunscreen before the wave took them out to sea!

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Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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Mary Mac’s Tea Room isn’t your typical tea room. The menu will list southern food dishes rather than tea flavors. In southern style you will eat fried foods, several vegetables, bread with butter, and drink several glasses of iced tea. Because I grew up in the south — that’s kool.

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While my cup wrap soaked up all the wet on my cold glass, I enjoyed some of my favorite foods — fried catfish, black-eye peas, friend okra, and carrot raisin salad!

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Georgia – large sweet peaches – peach cobbler for dessert!

 

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A portrait of Miss Scarlett reminded me of her tumultuous relationship with Rhett Butler in the movie “Gone with the Wind” which I’ve watched many times on Turner Classic Movies.

Rhett Butler: “Here’s a soldier of the South who loves you, Scarlett. Wants to feel your arms around him, wants to carry the memory of your kisses into battle with him. Never mind about loving me, you’re a woman sending a soldier to his death with a beautiful memory. Scarlett! Kiss me! Kiss me… once…” And he kisses her passionately. That’s hot!

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Exploring Atlanta, GA by foot

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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Perry and I ate at One Caffe Coffee before he taught his seminar. His latte coffee was “solid, better than Starbucks”. I enjoyed Twoleaves & a Bud peach flavor tea. Our food was fresh and tasty. That’s kool.

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Having no destination, I began walking. I found familiar pink flowers on Edgewood near a freshman GA Tech dormitory. I call these my birthday flowers. Growing up, my family had a large bush in our backyard that was in full bloom every June. My Mom always took my birthday photo in front of this bush.

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Moving on, I came upon a statue in John Calhoun Park. Done in 1993, it’s called “Ancestral Totem” by artist Ayokunle Odeleye. It was refreshing walking among the shade of the trees on this hot Atlanta day. 

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Farther on I found Hurt Park that was part of the 2007-2008 Urban Intervention: The Beltline. The exhibit by artist Pandra Williams was called “Return of the Native Garden” planted with drought-resistant plants. I found it interesting that the street side walk was originally built around trees bordering the park.

Exploring Atlanta, GA in the summertime was very interesting. That is hot – very hot!

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