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    April 26, 2009 Times-Call Publication 1

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    Lakeside appeals to all ages

    Pack a picnic with local foods

    Music abounds at Planet Bluegrass

    Rolling cross country

    Saddle up for rodeo season

    Hydrate while on your adventures

    Check out local shopping sites

    A world of cuisine

    An adventure on horseback Fun awaits in Winter Park

    Explore local museums

    Discover nature at localattractions

    Dont miss local arts and festivals

    Feel the water while boating

    Hike to local areas

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    Lakeside Amusement Park

    Full of History

    By Rachel Carter Longmont Times-Call

    f youre looking for a perfectlyplastic Disney-esque experience,you wont find it at LakesideAmusement Park. If youre lookingto drop $35 just to get in the gates,

    or spend $7 on a soda, then Lakesidesnot your destination. If youre lookingfor the latest and greatest in whiplash-inducing rides, Lakeside wont fulfillyour expectations.

    But, if youre looking for a place sofilled with history you can smell it, sothickly covered in nostalgia you canfeel it, so reminiscent of a time mostgenerations will never know or canhardly remember then, absolutely, goto Lakeside Amusement Park.

    Sure, its not new and shiny. Sure, its

    graying and a bit grimy. Sure it is; its 101years old.

    Lakeside has aged, but she has agedgracefully given that she just surpassed acentury, and the park is still beautiful,lighted at night by thousands of bulbs onthe Tower of Jewels and by Art Deconeon signs glowing throughout the park.

    The park celebrated its 100th anniver-sary last year. Lakeside opened in 1908amid much fanfare, people hailing it asThe Coney Island of the West, and TheDenver Post saying Lakesides 100,000lights will turn night into day!

    Denver brewer Adolph Zang openedthe park, which was nicknamed theWhite City for its white Exposition-

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    style architecture and countless lights.Ben Krasner bought the park in the 1930s, and

    his daughter, Rhoda, and her daughter, Brenda,continue the tradition today making it one ofthe oldest amusement parks in the nation andone of the few remainingfamily-owned operations inthe country.

    Lakeside offers 40 differ-ent rides for adults and chil-dren: some newer and scari-er, such as ZOOM, a 140-foot-tall tower that drops itsriders in a near free-fall, butmany are older and morelikely to remind riders of atrip to the county fair orsummer carnival.

    The Cyclone Coaster, awooden roller coaster thatwas built in 1940, takes rid-ers to a peak of 90 feet andreaches a top speed of 50mph. American Coaster En-thusiasts honored the Cy-clone with its ACE CoasterClassics award and in 2003designated it a landmark coaster.

    Park owner Ben Krasner hired the T.M. Hartoncompany to build a coaster similar to one in NewOrleans that he had admired, according to ACE.The Cyclone opened to the public May 17, 1940,replacing the popular Derby Racer.

    Another coaster-like ride is the Wild Chip-munk, which opened at the park in 1955. Unliketraditional coasters with the cars attached in longtrain, the Chipmunk has individual cars that fol-low a compact, jerky track and makes riders feellike the car is going to hurl right off the rails.

    The Merry-Go-Round is original to the park

    and riders have a variety of hand-carved animals(and some chariots) from which to choose.

    The Skoota Boats pool where bumper boatsbounce into each other once was the finalsplash of a log-ride forerunner, Shoot-the-Chutes. Riders boarded boat-like carts that were

    hoisted to the top of a rampand launched down into thepool.

    Other classics include aFerris wheel, bumper cars,bumper boats, and the Tilt-A-Whirl, the Scrambler, theSpider, the Round-Up andthe Matterhorn.

    The park also has twominiature steam trains Puffing Billy and WhistlingTom that travel aroundthe shores of Lake Rhoda.Both trains are from the1904 St. Louis Worlds Fairand have been at Lakesidesince 1908, according to theparks Web site.

    Kiddies Playland is forchildren only; 16 rides forone coupon each 50

    cents a ride that includes a kiddie coaster, acanoe ride, flying space ships and tiny Ferriswheel.

    Entrance to the park is $2.50 per person, paidat the parking lot entrance or at the walk-up gateon Sheridan Boulevard. Visitors can either buytickets to ride the rides, or an unlimited ridewrist band, which runs $13.75 during the weekand $19.75 on weekends and holidays.

    Unlike most amusement parks, visitors canbring their own food into the park for picniclunches and dinners.

    Come by for a visit at 4601 Sheridan Blvd., Denver or call 303-477-1621 or visit www.lakesideamusementpark.com.

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    Cinnamon and cayenne roasted almonds with Haystack Mountain goat cheese goes well with thespring garlic and fresh greens sandwich designed by Longmont Chef Deborrah Traylor. Traylordesigned the picnic with ingredients that can be purchased from the Longmont Farmers Market.(Richard M. Hackett/Times-Call)

    Pack a picnicwith local goods

    Fr e s hTa s t e

    By Susan GlaironLongmont Times-Call

    Food just tastes better outdoors. Thesmell of the grass, the warmth of the sunand the sound of a running creek inspirethe taste buds.

    Lugging an overflowing picnic basketto a favorite lookout awakens the hungerwithin and makes flavors more intenseand satisfying.

    But so often, whats in our basket isless than inspiring. This time, leave thetuna fish and egg salad sandwiches homeand visit the Longmont Farmers Market,which opens Saturday.

    Deborrah Traylor (Chef Deb), whosoften found at the market dishing outfood samples, created an early- and alate-season picnic menu using only foodsfound at the market.

    These recipes are no fuss. Just shop themarket, throw the ingredients in yourbasket along with some plates, cutlery, asharp knife, cutting board and blanket,and drive directly to your special place.

    May PicnicServes twoWhile tomatoes and other warm-

    weather vegetables wont be ready untilthe summer, early May is rich with freshsalad greens and newly harvested garlic.

    Open-faced Spring Garlic and FreshGreens SandwichIngredients:1 small bulb spring garlic with greens

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    2 to 4 ounces Boulder Chevre or ApplewoodSmoked Chevre from Haystack MountainGoat Dairy (suggested by Maureen Reagan,sales and marketing manager for HaystackMountain Goat Dairy, Longmont)

    1 loaf Italian or chiabata bread from theStyria Bakery

    Vanilla Fig Balsalmic Vinegar or CaramelizedRed Onion and Fig Spread (if you use thisspread, put it right on the bread, but omitthe suggested garlic) from CornerMarket Secret Recipes (suggested by CarolAnn Kates, owner of Corner Market SecretRecipes in Fort Collins)

    Handful mixed organic salad greensFinely chop the garlic and some of the green stalks.

    Spread cheese on bread then sprinkle garlic and garlic

    greens on top. Place salad greens on top of sand-wich. Drizzle Vanilla Fig Balsalmic Vinegar over thetop of the sandwich.

    Alternate: Spread Caramelized Red Onion and FigSpread on bread. Spread cheese on bread and placegreens on top of cheese. Omit the garlic.

    Also serve1 package of cinnamon and cayenne roasted

    almonds