I love vacation. I love being far from home, far from responsibilities and obligations. I love forgetting what day it is because you just don’t need to know. Having 4 glasses of wine at lunch with absolutely no reason to say no or feel guilty. I don’t get enough vacation. I take days off here and there, I visit my folks down south. But I don’t get a week of whatever, whenever… hardly ever. So my recent trip to Colorado to spend time first with my sister and law and then with 2 dear friends was kind of magical.
There was bike riding, eating, drinking, reading, hammocking (I just made that a word), laughing, more eating and drinking, singing, driving, star-gazing… oh and dog loving! Because everyone in Colorado has a dog.
Here are some things I ate, drank and saw…
|Denver skyline, from a bike.|
|A sampler at Odell Brewing Company, in Fort Collins Colorado.|
My friend Emily works in the tap room.
|Crab stuffed, fried avocado at Colorado's Austin's American Grill.|
|Sugar crusted cornbread at Austin's.|
|My friend's husband Dennis made the most amazing grilled|
pizza with a crispy crust, kale, tomatoes and goat cheese. Amazing.
|Welcome to Wyoming. My friend Stacey Doyle and I at the |
Colorado, Wyoming border.
|I fell in love with several canine friends during my trip. Among my favorites were|
Cookie and Daisy, these two loves from Wyoming.
|Wyoming is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.|
|Larkburger. While chains are typically not my thing, good food is.|
This Colorado burger chain specializes in all natural ingredients, biodegradable
packaging and the juiciest, most flavorful burger I've ever had.
Oh, and those Parmesan truffle fries? Decidedly un-chain-like.
|A picnic along the Poudre River allowed time for both |
contemplation and lady giggles.
When I returned, my sister in law texted me: "So when are you moving to Colorado?" I wanted to say, "Tomorrow."