Greetings from Boulder!

DIA

After an uneventful flight (for which I am profoundly grateful), we arrived at Denver International Airport (DIA) around 7:15 yesterday morning.  M the Younger picked us up and we went to Denver for a few hours since we were going to have to come back to the airport to pick up M the Elder’s sister who arrived 5 hours after us.

Green onions

Having had some time to check things our using the Wi-Fi at the airport, we decided to go to the Cherry Creek shopping district, mainly to check out their farmers market since I volunteered to cook dinner for us that night at M the Younger’s place.

Biscuit Bus

It is a lively market with plenty of people looking for fresh foods.  It was similar to the farmers market held in Boulder, somewhat expensive and mostly organics.  They also have a variety of other booths and tents, from freshly made tamales to wine and artwork.  We left with three bags full of stuff including some of those freshly made tamales to have with our dinner.  (They were delicious!)

We stopped at the Biscuit Bus for a little mid-morning snack.  We had eaten breakfast around 3:00am so it felt more like lunch (or dinner) to us.  The biscuits were yummy.  I sampled some of M the Younger’s grape jelly and bacon biscuit.  It was a peppered bacon which gave it the triple combination of tastes:  sweet, spicy, and salty.

Roasting chilies

After watching the guy above roasting a barrel full of chilies, the enticing aroma drifting through the area, we decided we must have some and bought a bag of ’em to have with those tamales.  With the temperature in the 90s, this poor guy was really sweating it out in his work.

We still had plenty of time before going back to the airport so we took M the Younger, who has been unemployed for a long time, shopping for some much-needed items.  His lovely wife is back in Ohio right now, visiting with her family, so we’ll take her out when she comes back this week.  The good news about M the Younger’s unemployment status is that he finally started work again this past Thursday.  Yay!!

Long's Peak

We eventually made our way back to the airport, picked up M the Elder’s sister, and headed to Boulder to check in to our hotel where we all took much-needed naps.  M the Younger picked us up for dinner which we prepared and ate at his place.  M the Younger and Merdi have a lovely new apartment outside of Boulder.

Today M and I will be renting bikes and (re-)exploring the Boulder bike paths.  C (M the Elder’s sis) will be going on a mountain bike ride with M the Younger since she is the experienced cyclist in the family.  We’ll join up with them later in the day.  It’s possible we’ll fit in a hike somewhere nearby but that depends on the weather.

It is quite warm here (in the 90s yesterday and expected to be the same today) but it is, as they say, a dry heat that isn’t nearly as oppressive as the humid weather we get in the Bogs.  It is also sunny with some lovely clouds rolling in and out.  Storms are expected in the late afternoon which is typical for this time of year.

Flatirons and clouds

The photos are (and will be) straight out of the camera as I haven’t the time or means to edit them.  I am uploading to Photobucket which I hope won’t cause any problems with viewing.  Please pardon any typos.  I’m having to do this on the fly, so to speak, with little time to proof and edit.


10 Comments on “Greetings from Boulder!”

  1. Debbie T says:

    I would just LOVE the Biscuit Bus…that much I know.

  2. Your uneditted photos are great, Robin, and no typos that I can see! Great to hear you both had a safe flight and wonderful that you are taking the time out of your hols to give us all an update.

    Have fun! 🙂

  3. Debbie says:

    Robin,
    I wondered that you weren’t in attendance at the family birthday celebration, now I understand why. Sorry we missed each other this time. Hope you have a great vacation.
    Love,
    Debbie
    PS>Your dad looks great!

    • Robin says:

      Debbie: We had planned the vacation months ago and the birthday celebration was a fairly recent development/invite or I surely would have been there. 🙂

  4. Marcie says:

    Looks like a fun trip!! Thanks for sharing the photos!

  5. Karma says:

    Well, you certainly do a nice post “on the fly.” Photos look great (I’m not a huge fan of photo editing myself, and try to get as much right SOOC as possible). I love the biscuit bus and the sweeping clouds are lovely. Enjoy your trip!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Karma. 🙂

      I didn’t used to be a fan at all of photo editing but have changed my mind over the past year or two after seeing what some folks can do, especially in the area of abstract photography.


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