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132 – Discover Colorado with Lindsay McMahon

Today, Lindsay takes us on a journey to discover Colorado, one of the most stunning mountainous states in the western United States. On our 3-day trip to Colorado, via audio, we’ll not only get a taste of what it’s like to be a tourist there, but hear from a local’s standpoint what culture, beauty and adventures awaits us.

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American Culture and History - The Donner Party
Culture and History

The Donner Party

For today’s American Culture and History lesson, we’re going to learn about The Donner Party. Let’s go ahead and begin with the fact of the day. We’re going to be talking about the Donner party. Just to be clear, when I say party I mean group. A party can consist

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Travel to Colorado

Colorado, was the 38th state to join the Union, and it’s located in the central western part of the United States. Wyoming lies to the North, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east and Oklahoma to the southeast! If you head to the southwest corner of Colorado, you can visit Four Corners, the only place in the United States where you can be in four states at once. Yup, place your hands in Colorado and Utah and feet in Arizona and New Mexico!  Voila – four states!

Colorado’s history is long. For 13,000 years it’s been inhabited by Native Americans (such as the Apaches, Comanches and the Shoshones), Ute tribes still inhabit the southwestern part of the state. It wasn’t until 1876, that Colorado was officially admitted to the U.S. and Denver was dubbed the capital! Denver is known as "the mile-high city" because it sits exactly one mile above sea level.

Today the state is a hotspot for outdoor activity and adventures on all types of terrain: Stunning red rock formations can be found in the south, arid plains to the east, and the breathtaking Rocky mountains can be seen throughout. 

If you enjoy summer hiking, hundreds of trails await you and with varying degrees of difficulty: You can take easy strolls through shaded forests to lakes and waterfalls or gear up for rigorous hikes in alpine elevations. Afterall, 58 of Colorado’s peaks are over 14,000 (4,267 m) feet. ( “the fourteeners”). 

Since Colorado is in the heart of the Rockies, it’s a mecca of ski resorts and cozy lodges. After a day of intense skiing or snowboarding, you can join apres ski festivities, which wouldn’t be complete without a craft brew from one of Colorado’s many local breweries. 

So if you like good food, beer and outdoor activities, perhaps Colorado is the state to visit!

12 Movies Filmed in Colorado

The following movies were filmed in Colorado. Beside each popular film, I’ve added the genre and linked it to the IMBD page to help you decide which one to watch!

  1. Dumb and Dumber (Comedy)
  2. The Hateful Eight (Drama / Crime / Mystery)
  3. The Prestige (Drama, Mystery/Sci-Fi)
  4. City Slickers (Comedy/Western)
  5. Away We Go (RomCom)
  6. Cliffhanger (Action + Adventure)
  7. BLACKkKlansman (Biography + Comedy)
  8. Winter in Vail (Comedy/Drama/Romance)
  9. A Dog’s Way Home (Adventure/Drama/Family)
  10. The Magic of Ordinary Days (RomCom)
  11. Cold Pursuit (Adventure Drama)
  12. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (RomCom + Musical)

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