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Super-DuperMoon, making a rare appearance on November 14, 2016

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On Monday-November 14th, you will be lucky enough to experience a front row seat to the largest Super Moon since 1948! A Super Moon or Perigee Moon appears to balloon up to 14% larger than an Apogee full Moon (traditional moon) and beams up 30% brighter!

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November 25th, 2034 will be your next opportunity to witness this spectacular gift of nature, so be sure to savor this moment. The best way to see this interstellar stunner is in a dark, open area, but, if you would like to add some bigger then life illusions to your experience, catch the moon as it rises along the horizon! It will appear even more magnificent!

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The moons’ peak will be at 6:52 am on Monday morning, not to worry, that does not mean that it won’t be brilliant that evening, you might even need to wear your sunglasses!

Moondance anyone….?

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Road Trip~Halloween Ghost Town Tour!!

What a chilling idea for a  Road Trip this ominous Halloween weekend!

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If you dare to explore these capitivating destinations you can begin your adventure Northeast of Silverton at Animas Forks, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Once an enlivened mining town reliant on the Gold Prince Mill, now all that remains are the deserted homes and businesses and possibly a few misplaced spirits from the past…

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 Next stop…St Elmo, where a few current residents are known to mingle with former residents of this enchanting town. Maybe saddle up to the bar in one of the saloon’s and feel the effects of more then one kind of Spirit!

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Next you are off to Climax! At 11,360 feet above sea level, this was the highest human settlement in the United States! Nearby, the Molybdenum Mine reopened operations in 2012, but the town of Climax remains forlorn and mysterious for those who dare to explore what remains of this bygone era!

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If you haven’t been dispirited yet, then you are a true Ghost Town “die hard”! You are now off to Independence, where gold was first discovered on July 4, 1879! At one time 1,500 residents called Independence their home, if you’re lucky you might run into one or two…..Independence Pass was named after this town!

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If you’ve made it this far unscathed, then Eureka is your final destination! Nestled along the Animas River, Eureka’s lively hood stemmed from the mill, it’s remains resemble ancient ruins in an abstract way.

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Be safe and enjoy your adventure!

Happy Halloween from Gateway Real Estate  ~  ghost Bahahahah!!

 

2016 Global Solutions Forum

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Come and get inspired at the 2016 Global Solutions Forum in Vail.  This event is a collaboration of SStS Partners, alumni, global liaisons and businesses to discuss strategies in global education and ethical leadership. There will be a public venue at the Global Solutions Forum on

 Friday, October 14th from 8:30a – 12:30p. 

This event will be held in the Peter Abuisi Theater

at the Vail Mountain School.

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The entire forum will run from October 13th – 16th

Reservations are available on-line.

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All Aboard!

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 Have your Ticket ready for a spectacular “Fall Foliage” Train Tour!

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The Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad Company offers

2 1/2 hour round-trip scenic rides. The train will be departing from Leadville until October 9th!

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am & 2:00pm

Monday thru Friday: 1:00pm

Adults Tickets: $37.00    Children 4-12:  $20.00    Children 3 and under: Free

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National Parks 100th Birthday!

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Happy 100th Birthday, National Parks! From August 25th – 28th you can enjoy our National Parks for FREE!! Here is a list of Colorado National Parks to enjoy:

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Florissant Fossil Beds National Mounument, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Mesa Verde National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park.      

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~Colorful Colorado~

Get out there while Summer is still here!

 

Family Fun Fest!

Every Saturday through August 6th the town of Vail offers a wonderful Family Fun Fest from 11:00-3:00!

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Located in Loinshead plaza, you can cool off with the Water Balloon Toss of Death or check out the Science Tent and learn about many of the fascinating animals in our area and their habitat’s!

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The Creation Station Tent provides a vast amount of creative art opportunities for young imaginations to explore! Kids can jump and play in the Bounce House or check out Play Town and build a Giant Jenga, along with numerous other games! Hula-Hooping and the Pizza Toss of Champions are all part of the FUN!

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Eagle River Jam & Backyard BBQ

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  This Saturday May 21 from 10-4 the town of Eagle is hosting the Eagle River Jam & Backyard BBQ at Chambers Park, located behind the Back Bowl!

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Moe’s Original BBQ will be providing lunch for purchase, although Hot Dogs and Root Beer Floats are available free for Kids under 12! 

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Distillery Tastings from 12-1, cocktails offered and locally brewed Beer from Bonfire Brewery available all day!

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The Platonics will be providing LIVE music throughout the day!

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Free Raft Trips and Fly Casting Clinics and plenty of activities for the kids! Hope to see you there!

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