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Comment from: Judy

What a wonderful tribute to Pete Seeger. I have been fortunate enough to have seen him perform many times, often with the very talented members of his family. He is an American icon and truly embodies what it means to be a free American/human being. His positive attitude is contagious and you can't help but have a big grin that comes from the heart, when you see him.

06/05/12 @ 11:25
Comment from: Sarah  

I'm heading to Boulder CO tomorrow, and will be touring throughout that region for the first time. Got any tips?
I posted the Pete Seeger tribute on my facebook profile.

06/05/12 @ 11:57
Comment from:

Thanks Judy. I still can't believe I've never been to the Clearwater festival!

Sarah: That's wild. Boulder is a little pricey, and like here, every area varies a little. Boulder has a bike share program (find kiosks on the streets) that is very cool, especially since there are bike lanes that get you nearly everywhere.

Near Boulder's walking district (Pearl Street Mall), at 2115 Thirteen Street, is the Catacomb Bar and hotel. Very cool old architecture, even if you just check out the lobby.

If you want to see an old town that time has forgotten, visit Gold Hill. They have live music at the Gold Hill Inn. It's worth the 20-minute mountain trip from Boulder.

If you plan to hike Rocky Mountain National Park, do so in the morning, and keep your eyes on the clouds. It's common for afternoon storms to roll in around 2pm. It also gets really crowded on weekends. We didn't get to go, but the locals told us that Boulder has a wonderful city open space park. I think it's called Chautauqua Park. And watch the altitude. My husband had trouble. Drink plenty of water, but save room for beer if you're a beer drinker ... lots of great microbrews.

Finally, if you take any side trips, we spent time in Manitou Springs (outside Colorado Springs). The highlight there was the Garden of the Gods. Another free park, it was a beautiful place.

Have fun!!!

06/05/12 @ 12:51
Comment from: Warren A. Jacobs

My uncle Bob gave me a Pete Seeger record of children's songs when I was a little kid. My Mom told me that Uncle Bob had to get it in Canada, it wasn't available here. I asked why and she told me about the blacklist. What a formative moment!

06/06/12 @ 08:34