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To Everything there is a season

"To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose under heaven."



"A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep."

"To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose under heaven."



"A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones
a time to gather stones together."

"To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose under heaven."



"A time of war, a time of peace
A time of love, a time of hate
A time you may embrace
A time to refrain from embracing."

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose under heaven."



"A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late."



From "Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season)" by Pete Seeger who adapted it from the Book of Ecclesiastes. The photos are my own.

My ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad



I went for a ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad. Today the line is a sight seeing excursion. The train makes 2 runs a day from Memorial Day through the first Sunday of October; the trip takes about 2 1/2 hours. I rode on the last run of the season Sunday October 4, 2009.

This bit of living history has a long and interesting past spanning nearly 150 years. At one time the train ran from Denver to Leadville. For many decades the train hauled freight, gold, silver and other ores to and from mines in the Leadville area.

When the Climax Molybdenum mine shut down in 1987 the Burlington Northern Railroad sold the 14-mile line, and all of its assets, running between the Climax mine and Leadville to Stephanie and Kenneth Olsen for a paltry $10. After much refurbishing the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad reopened as a scenic railroad on Memorial Day 1988.

Good night sweetheart. Well, It's time to go.

It appears, for me at least, riding season is over. Sunday evening turned cold and wet, and the rest of the week looks like crap too. Some of the guys will ride their bikes in the snow but I'm a fair weather rider - I don't like the cold and wet. It was raining hard when I came home from work, so tonight I popped the wind screen and saddle bags off the motorcycle and wiggled it into its cubby hole in front of the car. I can always get it out again if we get a nice warm dry stretch of weather.



Sunday was the clubs big outing to ride on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad. Six of us went. I chose to "cage it" - I didn't ride the motorcycle. I and another guy shared a car to Leadville and back. Both of us had been watching the weather forecast and knew it was going to be too cold for us, and it was, otherwise it was an enjoyable day. We left Denver at 10:00 AM and got back at 6:30 PM.







I also shot a little bit of High Def video. I think I have enough to edit together a 1 or 2 minute video later this week.

I got a regular flu shot last week. I don't qualify for the special vaccine when it comes out.

Last week I watched all six episodes of the new Ken Burns series about the National Parks. I learned a lot from watching it but then I promptly forgot what I learned. Good thing there wasn't a test! Last night I watched Inspector Lewis (I am developing a crush on Laurence Fox).

Also see RMMC of Colorado