I spend so much time on the road but wanted to get some shots from inside with a bunch of tourists. Most of this was just a regular Thursday in the Summer, I missed out on getting 4th of July because it rained a lot of the afternoon. I’ve been back a few times now but the crowds haven’t been there.
One of the special tours we did recently, a team-up with a bus tour company and the nicest hotel in the area. Colorado Springs has almost 25 breweries around town, these half-day tours focused on 3 of the more prominent ones.
I also threw in one that’s close to the office as I go there now and again. Some of our most interesting spaces are old buildings that have been renovated and repurposed; we have a few breweries around town like that, they used to be hotels, schools, railroad infrastructure, etc. I’m happy to see these buildings given new life instead of being torn down in the name of progress.
More screenshots from this Summer’s film processing. I do it as cheaply as possible but the costs do add up. Leaving the film out of it the total for me was still somewhere around $600 for 30min of footage.
Great memories, though, and hopefully I will get that documentary made at some point.
Back at the beginning of March I took a construction job to keep the cash flowing in. Here is a pic 3 months into my first construction job, and my Made-in-USA Thorogood steel toe boots look like I’ve had them for years and for the most part were very comfortable.
Unfortunately there was a seam where the upper met the toe box that just did not break in, and eventually I had to retire them in favor of a pair of Danner alloy toe boots just to survive the last two weeks I worked there. I don’t miss the job and might go back to it in a traveling position (the money is too good), but I will say it helped me in other ways: I experienced a new way of life, picked up a bit of Spanish along the way, and dropped at least 20lbs.
I just found out one of our drivers died recently. He was a new guy, started back in 2019.
I don’t know that I have many pictures of him, though there is a 4×5 shot that I took right before we were closing down for COVID-19. I got it developed but never had a chance to get it scanned. The pic above was taken in May or June 2020 right after we opened back up after shutdown, the pic below is from Territory Days in 2019, I don’t even know that he had hired on with us yet but he certainly looked the part.