Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Fun Facts

For your Friday, here are some fun facts about our great state of Colorado. (I assume they’re true, as they come from the Colorado Tourism Office.):

--The world’s largest flat-top mountain is in Grand Mesa.
--Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America.
--Ouray is home to the world’s first ice-climbing park, which opened in 1995.
--At 10,430 feet, Leadville is the country’s highest incorporated city.
--The Stegosaurus is the Colorado State Fossil.
--Colorado has 54 fourteeners and the highest mean altitude of any state.
--Glenwood Springs is home to the world’s largest natural hot springs pool.
--The Kit Carson County Carousel in Burlington is the oldest wooden merry-go-round in the country and the only one with its original paint.
--The Colorado state insect is the Hairstreak Butterfly.
--The Great Sand Dunes were created by wind and ocean over 1 million years ago.
--Grand Lake is the largest natural lake in the state.

Have a great weekend!

Mystery Photo:
I took last week’s photo from the rooftop patio at Noodles on Laurel and College.

Where in Fort Collins was this week’s picture taken?