Taking the Kids — places made memorable in 2018 by what we ate
Mel and Andy dish out their Build Me Up Butternut red chili at the CB Chili and Beer Fest 2018

Taking the Kids — places made memorable in 2018 by what we ate

I realize as I look back over this past year that food has played a role in my family’s most memorable experiences. Here are five stand-out food memories for 2018:

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Taking the Kids — and discovering a hidden gem off the tourist track
Native American jewelry on display at Perry Null Trading

Taking the Kids — and discovering a hidden gem off the tourist track

Still doing holiday shopping? Take your pick of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, handwoven rugs and baskets — entire roomfuls that are handmade by Native American artisans. Of course, you can shop till you drop anytime!

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In Zambia: Empowering women through skills and A&K Philanthropy
At work in the recycled bicycle shop

In Zambia: Empowering women through skills and A&K Philanthropy

This project, one of several here run by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropies, is designed not only to bring money into the village—the bikes sell from $25 to $120, with people coming from Livingstone to purchase them—but to empower women, explained Mabvuto Phiri, who is showing us around the village

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Denver Performing Arts: Xanadu Inspires with Roller Skates and 80’s Hits
Xanadu at the Denver Center for the Performaing Arts

Denver Performing Arts: Xanadu Inspires with Roller Skates and 80’s Hits

Xanadu, produced by Denver Center for the Performing Arts Cabaret, captures the spirit of the 1980s while appealing to many generations. The musical is adapted from the cult classic movie with the same title starring Olivia Newton John and Gene Kelly

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Trading in the arts of Native America – Gallup, New Mexico
Perry Null Trading Gallup NM

Trading in the arts of Native America – Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup is what you might call a “hidden gem.” You might need to work a bit to have your authentic experience, whether deciding for yourself whether you prefer the local red or green chili sauce, the type of Native American jewelry, or whether you want to go hot air ballooning

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