Well, we're back from Boulder, and had a fantastic trip! I can see why people love it there so much - we had perfect, 85-degree, sunny weather every day, and cool 65ish (great for sleeping) nights.
Some of the highlights:
- Shopping & dining on Pearl Street, where TJ got pulled into a street performance (see the video series on Flickr):
- Spending 5 days at a gigantic cabin in beautiful Estes Park, gateway to the Rocky Mountains.
- Seeing all sorts of wildlife, like badgers, marmots and elk (oh my!) and hearing the crazy coyote calls at night
- Attending my first Rodeo - complete with Wranglers, Coors, Dodge pickups, and these showgirls:
- Not to mention this bucking bronco:
- Returning to Boulder for breakfast at Chautauqua - a park & recreation area originally created in 1898 to bring culture to rural areas - and photos of the Flatirons
- A visit to the Dushanbe Tea House, a gift to Boulder from its sister city of Dushanbe, the captial of Tajikistan. The house was hand crafted and built by over 40 artisans in Tajikistan and then taken apart and shipped to Boulder where it now stands. My pictures don't do it justice, but it's really quite beautiful, with hand carved and painted ceiling, walls, columns, and ceramic panels representative of the Persian Empire.
...and much more!
Here's the full photo set: