Color Red

We are in recovery mode from a lovely, but short, trip to Colorado. The focus of the trip was getting together with people we don’t see frequently.

This started off with an airport rendezvous, and we all, Becca, Rey, Ashlan, Carl and myself, left said airport together.

We immediately moved into a bonus round. My sister and her husband were in Boulder for a few days. So we stopped to have lunch. I used to live in Boulder, but barely recognized anything. There was a Safeway that I used to walk to, but my path was now filled with an office building. We did not explore further to find my basement apartment.

Lunch and tea was held at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. It was lovely. The building was shipped from a sister city in Tajikistan, and reconstructed here. Please excuse my few excuses of pictures, they don’t really capture the beauty.

Teahouse ceiling

Sorry, no pictures of the bonus folks, but I have purloined a picture of the immediate family taken by Mark, the photographer extraordinaire.

Next up was the fun Fort and our seat of operations for the next few days.

Again, being with family is our focus.

Three generations

We took a drive up to Horsetooth Reservoir.

And down into town.

Because it is baseball season, we had to fit in a Rockies game.

Coors Field pre-game

An original staff member with original uniform patch

Mr. Beard (yes, really)

Colorado is usually dry. But of course, it started raining in the 3rd or 4th inning. We moved up under cover and the game continued. The Rockies prevailed and we skedaddled to a shuttle that delivered us close to our parking spot.

A weather side note. When we rented the car the rental agent pressured us to at least get the liability insurance that would cover hail damage. The joke became me always scouting for cover where I could move the car if it started hailing. My little brown Honda had hail dents from my time living in Colorado, so they are a real thing. While we were in Fort Collins there was a substantial hail storm in Denver. But we dodged a bullet and the hail this trip.

The next day started at Snooze, a breakfast eatery.

Then it was on to the Denver Art Museum. I enjoyed their mixture of modern and older.

The final outing, after a tasty Thai lunch, was City Park. We walked around, one mile high,

dodged geese

and hung out at a water spray park. The highlight was watching a toddler chasing the water spouts. He stayed dry for longer than you would expect, probably because he kept moving towards where the water had been. Even when he was finally doused, he did not get visibly upset.

The car rental return was incredibly quick. They must be schooled in checking for hail damage. We were whisked to DIA, where we hung out waiting for our respective flights. One last round of hugs and we were off for home.

This was a good trip. Catching up with family, spending a bit of time together.

2 Responses to “Color Red”

  1. margiegf Says:

    You did a lot of wonderful things in this whirlwind trip. Great photos too!!

  2. RegenAxe Says:

    The three generations picture is actually 3 1/3 generations!

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