Tag Archives: Manitou Springs

Mountain Mardi Gras

A hot half-minute of sound and images from this year’s Carnivale celebration in my little mountain town of Manitou Springs, Colorado:

In praise of weirdness

Last weekend, my little mountain town hosted its almost annual Great Fruitcake Toss, in which people gather┬áto see who can throw a fruitcake the farthest, the fastest and most accurately. Folks were in a particularly celebratory mood, because the beloved toss had been canceled the previous year. Founded in 1996 as an alternative, tongue-in-cheek use […]