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Old 09-09-2010, 02:22 AM  
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Please give me one good reason to visit Colorado

I would like to plan a tour of the U.S.A.
Would you help me decide where to go by giving us one good reason to visit your State.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:25 AM  
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I can give you a number of good reasons:

Skiing in Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, Monument (or any one of a dozen others) in Winter,

River rafting on the Arksansas in Summer,

The view from Pikes Peak, the Royal Gorge, the Garden of the Gods, or the Great Sand Dunes year round.

You'll hate yourself if you miss it.
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:08 AM  
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Agreed. Also we are the beer capitol of the USA.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:24 AM  
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Hiking, mountain biking, offroading, skiing, snowboarding, rafting, beer drinking, views, cool unique cities, pick your favorite (and that's only off the top of my head)
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:43 PM  
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Hiking, mountain biking, offroading, skiing, snowboarding, rafting, beer drinking, views, cool unique cities, pick your favorite (and that's only off the top of my head)
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:01 PM  
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Don't forget to come here during Frozen Dead Guy Days

Frozen Dead Guy Days is an annual celebration held in the town of Nederland, Colorado.

In 1989, a Norwegian citizen named Trygve Bauge brought the corpse of his recently deceased grandfather, Bredo Morst?l, to the United States.[1] The body was preserved on dry ice for the trip, and stored in liquid nitrogen at the Trans Time cryonics facility from 1990 to 1993.[1]

In 1993, Bredo was returned to dry ice and transported to the town of Nederland, where Trygve and his mother Aud planned to create a cryonics facility of their own. When Trygve was deported from the United States for overstaying his visa, his mother, Aud, continued keeping her father's body cryogenically frozen in a shack behind her unfinished house.[1]

Aud was eventually evicted from her home for living in a house with no electricity or plumbing, in violation of local ordinances.[1] At that time, she told a local reporter about her father's body, and the reporter went to the local city hall in order to let them know about Aud's fears that her eviction would cause her father's body to thaw out.

The story caused a sensation. In response, the city added a broad new provision to Section 7-34 of its Municipal Code, "Keeping of bodies", outlawing the keeping of "the whole or any part of the person, body or carcass of a human being or animal or other biological species which is not alive upon any property". However, because of the publicity that had arisen, they made an exception for Bredo, a grandfather clause. Trygve secured the services of Delta Tech, a local Environmental company, to keep the cryonic facility running. Bo Shaffer, CEO of Delta Tech, is known as The Iceman for transporting the dry ice necessary for cryopreservation to the IC Institute[2] from 1995.[1] That year, the local Tuff Shed supplier and a Denver radio station built a new shed to keep him in.[1] In honor of the town's unique resident, Nederland holds an annual celebration, first started in 2002.[1]

Frozen Dead Guy Days is celebrated from Friday through Sunday on the first full weekend of March. Coffin races, a slow-motion parade, and "Frozen Dead Guy" lookalike contests are held. A documentary on "Grandpa Bredo", called Grandpa's in the Tuff Shed, is shown. A newer version of the film, Grandpa's Still in the Tuff Shed, was premiered in Nederland on March 7, 2003.[3]

Other events include a tour of the Tuff Shed where Grandpa is still frozen; a "polar plunge" for those brave enough to go swimming in Colorado in early March (which generally requires breaking through the ice); a dance, called "Grandpa's Blue Ball"; pancake breakfasts; a market showcasing local artists; snowshoe races, and snow sculpture contests. Glacier Ice Cream, headquartered in the nearby city of Boulder, makes a flavor specifically for the festival (named, appropriately enough, Frozen Dead Guy), consisting of fruit-flavored blue ice cream mixed with crushed Oreo cookies and sour gummy worms. Tours of the Tuff Shed where Grandpa is still frozen were suspended after 2005, after Grandpa's family "became frustrated with Frozen Dead Guy Days", but are expected to resume with the 2010 celebration.[4]

Although Trygve and Aud filed a complaint against Nederland involving money and naming rights in 2005, Frozen Dead Guy Days is still alive, and according to the official website, the most recent celebration was held March 5-7, 2010.[3]




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Old 09-23-2010, 01:46 PM  
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That's awesome!
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:04 PM  
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Agreed. Also we are the beer capitol of the USA.
Oktoberfest down on Larimer Square gets pretty crazy.

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Don't forget to come here during Frozen Dead Guy Days

Frozen Dead Guy Days is an annual celebration held in the town of Nederland, Colorado.

In 1989, a Norwegian citizen named Trygve Bauge brought the corpse of his recently deceased grandfather, Bredo Morst?l, to the United States.[1] The body was preserved on dry ice for the trip, and stored in liquid nitrogen at the Trans Time cryonics facility from 1990 to 1993.[1]

In 1993, Bredo was returned to dry ice and transported to the town of Nederland, where Trygve and his mother Aud planned to create a cryonics facility of their own. When Trygve was deported from the United States for overstaying his visa, his mother, Aud, continued keeping her father's body cryogenically frozen in a shack behind her unfinished house.[1]

Aud was eventually evicted from her home for living in a house with no electricity or plumbing, in violation of local ordinances.[1] At that time, she told a local reporter about her father's body, and the reporter went to the local city hall in order to let them know about Aud's fears that her eviction would cause her father's body to thaw out.

The story caused a sensation. In response, the city added a broad new provision to Section 7-34 of its Municipal Code, "Keeping of bodies", outlawing the keeping of "the whole or any part of the person, body or carcass of a human being or animal or other biological species which is not alive upon any property". However, because of the publicity that had arisen, they made an exception for Bredo, a grandfather clause. Trygve secured the services of Delta Tech, a local Environmental company, to keep the cryonic facility running. Bo Shaffer, CEO of Delta Tech, is known as The Iceman for transporting the dry ice necessary for cryopreservation to the IC Institute[2] from 1995.[1] That year, the local Tuff Shed supplier and a Denver radio station built a new shed to keep him in.[1] In honor of the town's unique resident, Nederland holds an annual celebration, first started in 2002.[1]

Frozen Dead Guy Days is celebrated from Friday through Sunday on the first full weekend of March. Coffin races, a slow-motion parade, and "Frozen Dead Guy" lookalike contests are held. A documentary on "Grandpa Bredo", called Grandpa's in the Tuff Shed, is shown. A newer version of the film, Grandpa's Still in the Tuff Shed, was premiered in Nederland on March 7, 2003.[3]

Other events include a tour of the Tuff Shed where Grandpa is still frozen; a "polar plunge" for those brave enough to go swimming in Colorado in early March (which generally requires breaking through the ice); a dance, called "Grandpa's Blue Ball"; pancake breakfasts; a market showcasing local artists; snowshoe races, and snow sculpture contests. Glacier Ice Cream, headquartered in the nearby city of Boulder, makes a flavor specifically for the festival (named, appropriately enough, Frozen Dead Guy), consisting of fruit-flavored blue ice cream mixed with crushed Oreo cookies and sour gummy worms. Tours of the Tuff Shed where Grandpa is still frozen were suspended after 2005, after Grandpa's family "became frustrated with Frozen Dead Guy Days", but are expected to resume with the 2010 celebration.[4]

Although Trygve and Aud filed a complaint against Nederland involving money and naming rights in 2005, Frozen Dead Guy Days is still alive, and according to the official website, the most recent celebration was held March 5-7, 2010.[3]




I had almost forgotten about that! It has been a long time since I was there last.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:50 AM  
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Aside from the skiing which is pretty good, we have some of the best wheelin in the US. How about Imogene Pass & Black Bear Pass.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:31 AM  
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Wheelin, snoawboarding & hiking. It's all been said, but I can't emphasize it enough!

Besides... Colorado >>> all!
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