Monday, October 24, 2011

Blue Cyclone

This past weekend my friends Charles and Tina along with Tina’s cousin Kevin were in Colorado. I met up with them at their campsite at Great Sand Dunes National Park. We hung out and went for a short hike on Saturday. We hiked to Zapata Falls and a little ways beyond.

Charles & Kevin working their way to Zapata Falls. The falls is around the corner.

Zapata Falls

Me at my cabin

Looking out the cabin door.

Kevin, Tina, & Charles hiking

Lonely Yellow Trees

Charles, Yellow Trees, Sand, & Mountains

Fall Color near Zapata Falls

Fall Color and the San Luis Valley.

After the hike, we went back to their campsite and did some beer tasting. There were some very good beers. Tommyknockers Vienna Amber was my favorite.

The beautiful beer tasting venue.

The Beers (Sunshine & 1554 hidden by salsa)

You might wonder why the Blue Cyclone as a title. Beer drinking and blue ice chest triggered the memory of the song with Charles. Kevin was able to find the song on YouTube through his phone. So we got to listen to it. I didn’t realize there were two parts to the song. Anyway, below is the Ballad of the Blue Cyclone Parts 1 and 2 if you care to revisit this infamous song from the past.