Monday, November 18, 2019

Holidays are Here - well they're close

You all know - we make our clogs locally here in the lovely diamond in the rough gem of Minturn, Colorado.  Just a couple of miles from Vail or Beaver Creek.  These houses are lived in year around unlike some of the modern castles you see in our neighboring towns.
Minturn, Colorado  81645

This is an aerial photo of our town where we work and live - pretty cozy huh?  Our factory is located off the photo (about 2 inches at this scale) on the bottom about 2 city blocks north (yes, the top of this photo is south so the bottom is north).  Where we live is about in the middle of the photo.

We are lucky - life is simple here but we live simple also.  It sure can get hectic in life if you make it - trying to keep up with what advertisers say you need.  Do you need that George Foreman grill?  What about the new and improved skis or bike that is out this year?  No - period.  My skis/bike are 10+ years old - do I want a new pair - heck yeah - do i need a new pair or a bike - probably not.  At least currently, I'm able to keep up with most on my old stuff and when I can't - not sure I'll be able to blame it on the equipment - it might just be this old body (but you always blame the equipment and not the engine right?) - HA
new classic - Astrid

So - we sell and make Tessa Clogs.  Do you need a new pair - maybe, do you want a new pair - for sure! :-)
We are proud to say, your Tessa Clogs will last a long time, this is true.  If you take care of them they could be in your wardrobe for years.  Like any article of clothing, you wear it and it does have a lifespan.  Wear your Tessa Clogs hard and proud, we can and will make you a new pair.

Speaking of Tessa Clogs and the Holidays - PLEASE, order as early as you can to guarantee a holiday delivery.  These elves will be working hard but "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in awhile you could miss it".  Hugs all - Clog Guy

Friday, November 1, 2019

Winter is here - NOT ready for it

Most of you know, we live at 8,000 feet, here in the central mountains of Colorado.  Snow comes early and lasts late.  If you don't like snow, you better not be living here.

It is now November 1st, our yard is covered - truly and Really.?.  We love snow, we love to play, ride and ski in it.  BUT - I don't like snow when it comes in October and last till April.  Most of you also know, we like to be outside - I like to ride bikes and it is pretty darn tough to ride when the snow is on the road - heck, you can't even really run once the snow hits the trails unless you don't mind running in mud constantly. 

Wow - 1st world problems here.  Boo Hoo - we have to deal with weather :-)

We had all of the family home and together last night - that doesn't happen very often as time keeps rolling on.  But it was only a night as today, 2 have peeled off to hit the desert in UT and participate in a off road running race in Moab.  3 of us are here together for one more day, then 1 will peel away back to college which leaves 2 of us.  I and the middle daughter will still be around and trust me, will find something to do - not sure what - baking?  I don't think it'll be running being that middle daughter still has cross country running going on. 

I like beer.  Yep - a simple sentence with a period.  I have to say as I was picking up our oldest in

Denver yesterday - I stopped at the Bierstadt Lagerhaus.  All I will say is - everybody needs to find this place and try a Slow Pour Pills.  Truly and Absolutely Delicious - if a picture is worth a 1000 words well check my fresh tasty didn't last very long and get me another Slow Pour Pills.  Interesting enought - it takes about 6 minutes for this beer to be poured so if your thirsty, you need to order another one as soon as you get your first. 

Cheers Everybody -