I just returned from an amazing long weekend in Colorado, and hope my travel hangover lasts for weeks.
We have been visiting Boulder, in July, for almost a decade. Bill plays in a golf tournament while I hike, spend time with friends, and enjoy a break from technology. Over the five day visit, we see little of each other yet the energy from tournament activities and daily adventures make up for time apart. It's a bit of a boondoggle!
Arriving in Denver at noon, we gather our luggage, pick up a rental car, and drive about an hour towards Boulder. Bill arrives for his practice round one minute before tee time. Whew! With him dropped off safely, I head to Pearl Street for a lunch/shopping date with a dear friend. It's the day before my birthday so I treat myself on a mini shopping spree...
A few hours later I met Christy for dinner before driving up the canyon to their home.
I'm up, dressed and out the door by 6am. Eager to hike and start the new year surrounded by nature. A thousand foot climb to the top of Mount Sanitas, followed by a three mile run before meeting a new friend for coffee at 9am.
After my coffee date, I joined the guys for lunch. Their tournament starts at 1PM, two rounds of afternoon golf. Christy and I played in a golf scramble, barefoot. Happy to report we finished in third place!
Meanwhile, the guys lost both matches. A rough start. In the evening we attended a safari themed social, play 18 holes of mini putt golf, food, travel stories and dancing.