This is Boulder, Colorado: Day 4,5,6, and 7.
Day 4- This was the day that the bicycle rental was happening. I found a shop and then I rode down the street to see if this was going to be a good idea. I looked like a drunken sailor, and my booty hurt! I jumped off and said, “No, I will walk.” The words you have heard your entire life: it is like riding a bike, you never forget….; well, that is not necessarily true.
I walked all the way to the end of Pearl. I loved the name and decor of this chocolate shop.
I had a great lunch and then I walked back to the loft.
A couple told me on Saturday that before I left that I had to eat at Flagstaff House for the food and the view. I started researching this place, and it looked amazing. I called Lyft to take me and then Uber came and picked me up. It was an expensive meal, but it was worth it.
Day 5- Movie day! I thought I needed to rest a little today, and when I arose from a wonderful sleep, it was raining. After working on my classes for a little while, I decided to see Magic Mike and Train Wreck.
The theater on the corner of 29th and Canyon have movies all day, and Tuesdays are $5.50. I saw Magic Mike first. I would give it a 3 of 5. I had a great lunch at Modmarket between movies. Check out the nutrition breakdown of my order. It is really easy to eat well in this town.
The next movie was Train Wreck, and it deserves a 5. I love comedy! It was funny and a little too realistic.
After the movie, I shopped a little and found a great red skirt and a navy dress at H and M. Of course, they were on the clearance rack… Football season is approaching, and I can wear both of these outside of work with a little modification.
The blister on the bottom of my foot on the heel decided today to be a real pain, so today was another rest day, and I do not do well with two rest days in a row!
I walked to the pharmacy for bandages and to the gro. store (which sales Kroger products and takes a Kroger card, but it does not have the name Kroger). Quest bars were cheaper here than at home. I graded after that and watched Little House on the Prairie: Laura had a physical altercation with one of Alfonso’s ex- girlfriends then I watched The Walton’s- Elisabeth broke her legs.
The Basto http://bastaboulder.com/ and the Naked Lunch /www.nakedlunchcolorado.com/ are on the same grounds as the loft apartment, so dinner was at the Naked Lunch, and it was so good.
I wore two pair of socks and a double bandage and I went for the trail. Uber delivered me to the Chautauqua Park. My plan was to hike to the Chautauqua Royal Arch. I made 1.9 miles up, and I was done! The elevation and going uphill and the pretty blister stopped me short of my goal, but at least I showed up. I may not be able to walk tomorrow, but I will hobble through the airports.
Someone asked me why I do this. Well, I thought about it, and this is the best explanation I have. My memory is not the best. My brain jumps from one thing to another like a jumping bean on caffeine, so it helps me to remember if I return to this city, and it also, I hope, helps other people that loves to travel.