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My Hometown: Loveland, Colorado

Special town-wide Valentine's Day traditions, a vibrant art scene, and the nearby Rocky Mountains make it easy for Becky Erickson and her family to be head over heels for their hometown.

By Caren Oppenheim

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The Benson Sculpture Garden
Brooks Freehill
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The area has a growing reputation as a mecca for art lovers. There are several foundries for producing metal castings. That's why there are hundreds of bronze sculptures situated in various public places. The Benson Sculpture Garden, which we often visit, has 130 pieces. One of our favorites, "Shortcut," shows a group of children walking on a log. I love the innocence it represents and how it reminds us to pause during our busy schedules.

Originally published in the February 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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