And I’m back! Turns out going camping in Estes Park doesn’t really mean you’ll have internet 🙂 This weekend was jam-packed with activity, and even that I had a BLAST, I’m still recovering from our little break!
Saturday started off pretty calm…we woke up around 8, went to the vet to get heartworm meds for the dogs, stopped at WalMart to pick up a new air mattress, and grabbed a power bagel with honey-almond schmear from Einstein’s. Then we decided to head into Boulder to check out the Boulder Creek Festival and to meet up with Robbie & Stef. We had a good time just wandering around the town, but Stef had to go back to work (the coffee shop she manages had a booth on the creek) and Nate & Robbie decided to go have some beer and man time at Walnut Brewery. I was glad to have some alone time though, and decided to walk around with my camera and just enjoy the busy Boulder weekend!
I just HAD to stop and get some more tart frozen yogurt! This was a small with some chopped mango. YUMMMMMMMM 🙂
LOVE the old wrought-iron gates!
I was wandering through a part of town called Mapleton at this point. Can you guess why it’s named that?! 🙂
This is from the trail head for the Mt. Sanitas hike. I went about halfway up before I decided my knee would hate me if I went any further.
Saturday night we were doing a photo shoot for our friend Jonah who’s releasing his new CD in the next couple of months. The name of the album is “Fight” and he was really hoping for some dark, scary clouds in the background. Well, he got his wish! We had a pretty intense storm blow in, but afterwards I got these great shots 🙂
We went out to Old Chicago for some pizza to celebrate 🙂 Sunday morning was a HUGE rush because we were heading out to go camping right after church. A few hours later we had set up our temporary home in Estes Park:
We made sure to bring out hiking shoes (P.S. Montrail, I wouldn’t mind some free shoes. Just sayin’ ;))
Once we got settled in, the fire-building started:
And there may have been some beer-drinking 🙂
I typically love porters, but there are some stouts that I really enjoy too. This is probably my favorite stout:
For dinner we had garlic & herb marinated kebabs (we just cut up the veggies and chicken and marinated overnight in a store-bought marinade):
We also had chips, cherry cobbler (canned cherry pie filling, yellow cake mix, and a stick of butter. That’s when you know it’s good), and lots of water. Breakfast (no photos, sorry…we were packing) was an egg/sausage/cheddar burrito, coffee, and more water. YUM! We had big plans to go hiking when we left the campsite, but after stopping for some pictures the kids started to melt down. We all decided it would be better to just head home and rest since camping is actually really hard work! Here were our views leaving the park:
Last night we aired out our camping stuff, went on a date to Macaroni Grill (why am I suddenly forgetting my camera all the time?!) where we split the Chicken Rigatoni, and rented Hurt Locker, which I actually didn’t watch. I know it won Best Director this year, but I just hate violence, so I edited photos and slept a little bit. I’m excited about the day we rent Avatar though!
Random question: What’s your favorite 90’s song? OR if you don’t have a favorite song, what about favorite artist? Remember, it has to be from the 90’s though! I had so many favorites, but I used to be a huge fan of Celine Dion’s song from Titanic, and secretly was obsessed with pop music a la Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Mandy Moore, and Christina Aguilera. And I might or might not still love it 🙂
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