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Rzeppa
12-27-2005, 07:04 PM
These don't have radioactive eyes, but I thought I'd share. These 6 were lounging in my front yard when I headed to the garage to rebuild my center arm.

bkg
12-27-2005, 07:47 PM
These don't have radioactive eyes, but I thought I'd share. These 6 were lounging in my front yard when I headed to the garage to rebuild my center arm.

Niiiice...

nuclearlemon
12-27-2005, 09:14 PM
that's not varmits, jeff....that's dinner

JadeRunner
12-27-2005, 10:41 PM
I walked out on my deck at dust last night and watched two medium size Buck's fighting. I love living up here. :beer:

wesintl
12-28-2005, 08:50 AM
looks like dinner to me... :D

timmbuck2
12-28-2005, 03:06 PM
I walked out on my deck at dust last night and watched two medium size Buck's fighting. I love living up here. :beer:

*completely* off-topic, but we hav been thinking about a move to Evergreen or Conifer. do you commute to the city??

T

Rzeppa
12-28-2005, 03:13 PM
*completely* off-topic, but we hav been thinking about a move to Evergreen or Conifer. do you commute to the city??

T Scott and I both commute to Lakewood. He's in Evergreen and I'm in Kittredge. About 1/2 hour each way.

timmbuck2
12-28-2005, 05:26 PM
Scott and I both commute to Lakewood. He's in Evergreen and I'm in Kittredge. About 1/2 hour each way.

I am right at 6 and I-25. How bad is 6 in the early morning? My wife is at 70 and Colorado.

I grew up in small towns in the midwest, I would love to get out of he city. :)

T

subzali
12-28-2005, 06:00 PM
What time? about 6:30 it's not too bad, starts to kinda bunch up for I-25 exit. After that I'm sure it gets worse.

Rzeppa
12-28-2005, 06:52 PM
6th and I-25 would be anywhere from 10 minutes to 20 minutes more. I-70 and Colorado might be a little more dicey, traffic and all that. A lot depends on time of day (which part of rush hour), and also which part of Evergreen/Conifer you might be coming from, as far as how quick you can get onto the highways. A lot of locations include dirt roads which can add 10-20 minutes or more. For example, when I lived in Brook Forest (technically Evergreen), it took a good 15 minutes just to get into downtown Evergreen. As for Conifer, traffic on 285 has really deteriorated over the last 25 years, even with the extra lane they put in recently.

You might consider Idledale, Kittredge or Indian Hills as possible alternatives to Evergreen or Conifer, as far as commute (not to mention home prices).

Personally, I look forward to finding a gig up here like I had the first 5 years I lived here.

In any case, I wouldn't trade my location for anything as far as having deer, elk, fox, racoons and other beautiful wildlife wandering through my yard. It really is wonderful!

timmbuck2
12-28-2005, 09:46 PM
6th and I-25 would be anywhere from 10 minutes to 20 minutes more. I-70 and Colorado might be a little more dicey, traffic and all that. A lot depends on time of day (which part of rush hour), and also which part of Evergreen/Conifer you might be coming from, as far as how quick you can get onto the highways. A lot of locations include dirt roads which can add 10-20 minutes or more. For example, when I lived in Brook Forest (technically Evergreen), it took a good 15 minutes just to get into downtown Evergreen. As for Conifer, traffic on 285 has really deteriorated over the last 25 years, even with the extra lane they put in recently.

You might consider Idledale, Kittredge or Indian Hills as possible alternatives to Evergreen or Conifer, as far as commute (not to mention home prices).

Personally, I look forward to finding a gig up here like I had the first 5 years I lived here.

In any case, I wouldn't trade my location for anything as far as having deer, elk, fox, racoons and other beautiful wildlife wandering through my yard. It really is wonderful!

We love the area, just want to keep our average commute under 40 minutes. I am only 8 miles south of downtown and it takes me 20+ minutes now.

I have noticed that Indian Hills is closer, as are some homes that are in "morrison", but look like they are in the northern end of Conifer. The north end of Conifer (between Conifer 'downtown' and Indian Hills) does not seem too bad. How bad is 285 and C470 traffic? No idea how early we will leave yet. I can change my hours if need be, depends on what daycare we would use for the little dude.

How far down black forest road were you? I saw a house only 3 miles down from Evergreen...

Thanks for the advice guys!

T

nakman
12-29-2005, 08:13 AM
C470 between 285 and I-70 can be downright awful. I've been stuck on it more than once next to Bandemiere, just trying to get to friends' house or something after work. There is a ton of development going on right now in the Conifer/Pine area, so 285 will get more crowded still, but home prices should appreciate in that area, more so than others. We want to get back up there as well, but will most likely try to stay on the north side of the area, away from 285, mainly because we both work north of I-70.

Rzeppa
12-29-2005, 08:27 AM
I stopped using C470 several years ago; I drive the "back way" on the Red Rocks side of the hogback. That's the route I used to take before they built C470. Much nicer scenery, much less traffic. The stretch of 285 between Indian Hills and Morrison really isn't that bad, the worst traffic is between Windy Point and Pine Junction.

When I lived in Brook Forest, I was about a mile or two up Forest Estates Road, which is at the end of Brook Forest Road, the turn off is right past the Brook Forest Inn. Back in those days the Inn used to be an actual Inn, with bar, restaurant and rooms upstairs that people lived in. I've seen it go through so many changes over the years I don't even know what it is any more. There was a time that my band played there back when they had a bar and dance floor.

timmbuck2
12-29-2005, 09:27 AM
I guess anywhere you live in Denver will be a pain to commute unless you live very close to work. My 8 mile drive sometimes takes 30 minutes because of T-Rex and all the back roads I have to take just to get to the highway. If I could work early or late enough to miss some of the traffic, I would love to live up there....

thanks again for the info. I may have to just drive the route a couple of mornings to see how bad it would be.

:beer: :beer: :beer:

JadeRunner
12-29-2005, 10:31 AM
I agree staying on the north side of Evergreen and shooting out to I-70 is a good option.

I'm able to zip out of Evergreen going north to I-70, drop the kids off in day care in east Golden, then on 6th ave. into work at 6th and Simms. Works pretty well, a 25 min commute if I just went straight to work.

Full time day care options are scarce in Evergreen since the Bergan Park Childrens World closed. That's why we have to go to Golden now.

Rzeppa
12-29-2005, 11:30 AM
I agree staying on the north side of Evergreen and shooting out to I-70 is a good option.

I'm able to zip out of Evergreen going north to I-70, drop the kids off in day care in east Golden, then on 6th ave. into work at 6th and Simms. Works pretty well, a 25 min commute if I just went straight to work.

Full time day care options are scarce in Evergreen since the Bergan Park Childrens World closed. That's why we have to go to Golden now.While the north side of Evergreen and the Genesee/Soda Lakes area make for a quick commute on I-70, the home prices up there are astronomical. As for child care options, Scott, have you checked out the Montessori right there by Troutdale?

timmbuck2
12-29-2005, 12:45 PM
While the north side of Evergreen and the Genesee/Soda Lakes area make for a quick commute on I-70, the home prices up there are astronomical. As for child care options, Scott, have you checked out the Montessori right there by Troutdale?

I am going to do well selling my current home, so I have a little flexibility on price. I won't pay what they want in Genesee!!

So the consensus is C-470 sucks. 6 is not too bad. 70 between Golden and downtown is not great. Sigh.



For childcare options and ratings, check out www.qualistar.org

Shameless plug for a great non-profit organization that my wife happens to work for. :)

T

JadeRunner
12-29-2005, 12:46 PM
Yup, that Montessori has just after school programs like the others in Evergreen. Full time day care for the little ones is the problem. I think there are are lot of people that use in home nannys for day care up here.

nakman
12-29-2005, 01:47 PM
So Jeff says.. Personally, I look forward to finding a gig up here like I had the first 5 years I lived here.
then Scott says.. Full time day care options are scarce in Evergreen
I smell a business opportunity.. Zepp's Day Care!

boy has this thread digressed... :rolleyes:

Rzeppa
12-29-2005, 02:31 PM
So the consensus is C-470 sucks. 6 is not too bad. 70 between Golden and downtown is not great. Sigh.
TActually I-70's not bad at all until you are East of around Kipling or Wadsworth. But, 6th is about the same. Scott and I are both West of Kipling.

Rzeppa
12-29-2005, 02:38 PM
So Jeff says..
then Scott says..
I smell a business opportunity.. Zepp's Day Care!

boy has this thread digressed... :rolleyes:Funny you mention that. Linda was a preschool teacher up until this year, now she works one on one with special needs kids at an elementary. Her daughter Ashley teaches preschool. We had talked about turning my vacant downstairs apartment into a preschool, but we now have other plans. Tim and Scott, one of the reasons that child care is so hard to get is that there's no money in it. Teacher pay is around $8-$12/hour, and most working parents simply can't afford to spend much, especially if they have multiple kids. Running or working for a day care or preschool is more a labor of love, and really not much of a business opportunity.

Red_Chili
12-29-2005, 04:08 PM
WELL.... ahem... I visit this Varmints thread and find out it's shifted to kiddie day care.

Oh. Sorry, guess that's still on-topic.;)

Regarding the edible kind, them dinnerdeer look like they just need some worcestershire sauce and some Montreal Steak seasoning to me.

I suppose they's stay on the grill better if you harpooned 'em first. Isn't there a destructive varmints allowance for agricultural eradication in the DOW rules? They've been downright RUINING your prized award-winning roses in your side business now, haven't they, Jeff? Need some he'p wit dem varmints?

Rzeppa
12-29-2005, 04:50 PM
WELL.... ahem... I visit this Varmints thread and find out it's shifted to kiddie day care.

Oh. Sorry, guess that's still on-topic.;)

Regarding the edible kind, them dinnerdeer look like they just need some worcestershire sauce and some Montreal Steak seasoning to me.

I suppose they's stay on the grill better if you harpooned 'em first. Isn't there a destructive varmints allowance for agricultural eradication in the DOW rules? They've been downright RUINING your prized award-winning roses in your side business now, haven't they, Jeff? Need some he'p wit dem varmints?LOL! I kinda had you in mind when I first posted it, surprised it took you this long to notice my varmits :-)

You know it's funny, so often I'll walk out my door and a deer or elk will be standing right in my way and I nearly knock 'em down until I look up and there they are. I'm pretty sure that if I wanted to (and wanted a wild-a$$ed ride) I could just hop on the back of one of 'em like a wild horse or something. Certainly would be easy enough to lassoo one if I knew how to lassoo.

Red_Chili
12-30-2005, 07:51 AM
If you do.... be sure and sell tickets! I wanna be there!

Kinda like wild bull riding. I'd give you three seconds to launch.