Carl Poch
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Merry Christmas
 (that beautiful blonde is my wife - Nancy)

Why do we live on the 'top of the world'?
We first came to Cripple Creek in 1977 and fell in love with the town.  Initially, our first small home (now my office) was only a summer home while our four boys were in high school and college.

Each year we seemed to spend a few more days, then weeks here and hated to leave.  Both Nancy (a librarian) and I (a college teacher) retired in 2005.  Two years earlier, we decided to restore our final home; it took two full years to take an 1894 victorian that had been vacant for 63 years back to it's 'original glory'.   I think if you look at the picture below, you can understand why we are here to stay.
This is the view from the balcony of our home.  In the distance, the Sange de Cristo mountain range.    It's hard not to have a smile on your face when you "walk to work".  My office is around the corner only 300 feet from my home so you won't hear me complaining about the long, tough drive to work.
My office 413 Main Cripple Creek
My Home 611 E. Golden Cripple Creek
As a Grandfather of seven, I must take this chance to 'brag'; here they are - or more correctly 'were' as this was taken at a thanksgiving reunion in 2012  While each is five years older, Grandma and Grandpa haven't aged a day - sure!

My Grand-daughter, Tiffany, bottom row, second from right returned last year from Nicaragua having served with other young adults in an orphanage.  She is completing her 3rd year of college (all on line).