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Saturday, August 11, 2012

We Ran Away from Home

Oh yes we did!  David and I ran away from home to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.  Rey, Jen and superdog Rocky stayed at the ranch for us, and we went to Boulder.  Boulder is a great place to enjoy a little bit of city, and a whole lot of beautiful country.

The Flatirons, from our room,

and the Flatirons under construction
(tee hee hee)


For the city portion of our trip, we strolled Pearl Street Mall, famous for its street performers.  There were two bands with washboards, and while the Hokum High Rollers may have had the better sound,



who could resist a boy band featuring a guitar playing, harmonica blowing,  foot-tambourine playing singer, as well as a washboard playing, garbage pail drummer?  I'm giving the nod to the Tumbleweed Wanderers!


But wait, there's more!  Contortionists!  Jugglers!
etc, etc.
This is about all I could watch of these guy,
 and they were just warming up.

No city trip would be complete without some fine dining.

  The city was fun, but we were ready for some country.

We spent some time exploring the mountains, and we did a little light hiking in Chautauqua Park (click it to learn more).  We both love Chautauqua.  Back when David was getting his doctorate at the University of Colorado, he was a runner.  One of his favorite routes was from campus to the trails in this beautiful park.


It was a wonderful trip.

Happy Anniversary, us!!!

22 comments:

Ian said...

Congratulations! It sounds like a fun trip.

jenj said...

Happy #30! Looks like you guys celebrated in STYLE!

in2paints said...

Happy Anniversary!! Looks like a wonderful trip!

Alison said...

Congrats on 30 years! Glad you took some time off to celebrate.

Texan said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! How cute are you two!!! :O)

Kay G. said...

Happy Anniversary! You both look good in hats.

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Congratulations! Thirty years is quite a milestone! :D

Lori Skoog said...

That last shot is so great! Funny, I am from Chautauqua, NY. Did not know there was another one.

Happy anniversary!

Funder said...

Happy anniversary! What a fun trip, and great pictures!

sally said...

Happy days to you both. How wonderful to get away and spend some time together away from all the home jobs. Oh and I love you new header photo!

Kate said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Ruffles said...

Happy anniversary. It looks like you choose an amazing place to spend it. :)!!

Dreaming said...

Congrats to you and David. I am so thrilled that you got away to celebrate. What fun! Pearl Street is one of my favorites. The contortionist was there the last time I went. I love the construction picture. It's great!

sophie...^5 said...

Happy 30th to you guys.....what a great memory and I love the video music....the last picture is truly wonderful....thanks so much for sharing you 2 lovebirds!

Jim said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Boulder looks to be the city that I have thought it to be....full of diverse folks with a beautiful backdrop of mountains.
Sounds like a good time and escape from the country if only for a short time. I know, always good to get back home again.....that was a John Denver tune, that was!

Inger said...

Happy, happy anniversary to you two really, really nice people!

Dream Valley Ranch said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful trip!! I wish I had known so we could meet finally! We are only 25 minutes away from Boulder! Well-this was about you two after all-heehee! So glad you had a great time-I love boulder :) big hug and congrats!!
Xoxo
Sue

sonia a. mascaro said...

Happy Anniversary, Terry and David! Looks like you both had a wonderful trip!

Great view to The Flatirons.
Love the video with the band too!

Wolfie said...

Thanks for allowing us to share your anniversary celebrations! :-) Congratulations on your 30th!

Dom said...

Happy 30th! Sounds like a great getaway.

John Gray said...

I had to look twice at the guy on the mat
I thought he had been run over

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Happy Anniversary ! Well Done You ! Looks like you have had a wonderful trip ....Lovely photos of you by the water fountain.....Jayne