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CODA is driving the coffee company van???

November 24, 2009 Comments off

By Bug

CODA stands for Child of Deaf Adult. CODA is a person who was raised by a Deaf parent or guardian. Many CODAs identify with Deaf and hearing cultures.

One late summer day I was driving on I-25 in Denver, CO and saw this coffee ad on the red and white van. It really caught my attention because I almost thought that was CODA driving a coffee van. That would be GREAT if CODA serves everyone a free coffee in the Deaf community!

I contacted that company and requested them to explain what CODA stands for. Roastmaster Tim responded (See below). Their coffees are named after musical terms, he explained.

Tim can fingerspell and sign a little bit. He took American Sign Language class when he was in high school. If you want to do a tour let them know how many people there are, and they’ll see if they can do it. To learn more about their coffee company: http://www.codacoffee.com/site/index.html

Note from CODA:

The definition of the word coda is essentially the final movement of a symphony, or some piece of music. At Coda we have a slight musical theme, our coffees are named after musical terms. There is a long journey/process a coffee bean must go through before it reaches the consumer, and we feel as a coffee roaster we are the final movement or the “coda” to the consumer. We have heard of the acronym “Child of a Deaf Adult.” I actually took a little sign language in high school. Our intention was purely musical though. I appreciate the inquiry, and invite you in for a tour some time. We’ll give you some coffee, and show you our operation. In the mean time, best of luck to you and yours. Love coffee, drink coda.

Sincerely,

Tim Thwaites

Coda Coffee Co.

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Fookem’s vacation trip: Grand Canyon and Las Vegas

August 4, 2008 4 comments

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The road leds us to nowhere.

Photos by Fookem

The next day, we left in the early morning to visit Grand Canyon National Park. There was two arrows (left/right) sign which road you want to go. The left arrow said ‘South Rim’ and The right arrow said ‘North Rim’. I was not sure which one so I looked at the road map to double check. The South rim was an answer because it led us to Hoover Dam/Las Vegas.

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We entered the Grand Canyon National Park, we saw the rock tower. We quickly parked the car in the parking lot. We went inside and walked upstairs to the top of the rock tower to see huge the Grand Canyon.

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It was so beautiful and awesome. The weather was perfect!

We drove and visited the Hoover Dam. We saw a huge dam! We walked and looked around the dam. It was nice sightseeing.

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The side of Hoover Dam

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Beautiful view from top of Hoover Dam

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Palm tree?

The weather was sunny and so hot! The temperature was 111 at 6pm. Imagine that?

We drove to Las Vegas which was about 20 minutes away from Hoover Dam.

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The famous sign

We stayed at the Circus Circus Hotel for two nights. CHAMP! Anyway, we rested a few hours in the hotel room and decided to cruise around the city of Las Vegas durning the night to get idea what it looked like. Interesting! The next morning, we woke up early. We decided and walked a long way to see many cool buildings until late afternoon.

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The replica of Statue of Liberty

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The replica of Eiffel Tower

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The world of Coca Cola (Coca Cola Store)

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‘My M&M color’ (M&M’s World store)

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My favorite drink and candy, perfect for me to visit both the same time!

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A beautiful fountain.

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Hole in a sock: priceless

We survived through the hot weather! We really enjoyed it. In our opinion, Las Vegas is a place for adults, not kids.

To be continued….

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Fookem’s vacation trip: Southwest of Colorado

July 22, 2008 5 comments

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The hawk circled and got my attention. I picked up my camera and took a few pictures of hawk.
By the way, I don’t have any food for you, hawk. Sorry. (Mesa Verde National Park)

Photos by Fookem

Note from Fookem: If you have not read my first story, ‘I am backkkkk’. I am going to leave put the link here in case you missed. ( https://fookembug.wordpress.com/2008/07/01/i-am-backkkkk/ ).

Anyway, we left our friend, Bug’s house and drove to Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde National Park is located in the Four Corners Area, which has one of the highest concentrations of archeological sites in the United States and borders the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation. Mesa Verde National Park was established in 1906 to preserve sites built by “Pre-Columbian Indians” on mesa tops and in canyon alcoves.

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This is Cliff Palace which is the largest cliff dwelling in North America!

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The Spruce Tree House is the third largest cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde!

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Before entering the site of cliff dwellings and canyon, we were stunned to see burned forest on 52,000 acres.

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We later found out that Mesa Verde has been the site of numerous fires. In fact, between 1996 and 2003, five large wildfires burned over half of the park’s 52,000 acres. The bottom line is that we really enjoyed ourselves about their historical sites. If you plan to go and visit there, we recommend you, it’s a MUST with no doubt.

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We went to the four states corner right after visiting Mesa Verde National Park. Four Corners Monument is a granite marker, southwest of Cortez, which marks the spot where Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado meet. The first marker was placed in 1912 and then replaced in 1992. It is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at the same point.

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We were thrilled to touch the four states at the same time. 🙂

To be continued….

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I am backkkkk!

July 1, 2008 9 comments

Snow in June? (Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado)

Top of the mountain (Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado)

Photos by Fookem

I am BACKKKKK from three weeks vacation with my family. CHAMP!

First stop was at my friend, Bug’s place for a couple days. He took us up to top of the mountain as you already read his story? I am going to put the link here in case you missed his story about us… (https://fookembug.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/fookem-and-bug-on-the-mountaintop-see-videos/).

I had much fun up there with Bug…I was laughing at him when he signed to his mini camcorder.

The trip was rich experience for me and my family, too. Many thanks to my friend, Bug, for a long journey.

Before going up to Rocky Mountain National Park, we saw four deers wandering around on people’s property. My boys were thrilled to see. Hey deer, you never see deaf people like us before? Heh.

I will write more stories and share my pictures with you so stay tuned…

-Fookem

Categories: Photography

Sign Language Squirrel

June 16, 2008 14 comments

Photo by Fookem

What did a squirrel sign? Nut? Eat? More? Kiss?

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