Wednesday, May 10, 2006

'Colorado' means 'Red'

Hey everybody, back from a great weekend in Colorado. Very very relaxing. Raul and I went there to visit his friends from Spain. We rented a cabin near Colorado Springs in the middle of NOWHERE, complete with a hot tub and deer that came right up to the deck. We were hoping to see some bears, but alas--it was too early in the season. =)

Some highlights:

*Trying to have conversations in English, Spanish and French (I could write a whole new thesis)
*Introducing the Spaniards to the American Icon that is Super WalMart
*Driving up to the Summit of Pike's Peak (scary, and really hard to breathe).
*Learning that there is such thing as an "Oxygen bar" at the top of Pike's Peak (sadly, out of order when we got there)
*Walking around Garden of the Gods
*Driving through the town of Great Mountain Falls and learning that it had no falls at all
*Climbing up 224 steps at Seven Mountain Falls (at least there were falls this time)
*Driving all the way out to Royal Gorge Park to decide we didn't want to pay to get in
*Discovering we could take nice pictures of Royal Gorge Park for free from the side
*Feeding the pack of deer that constantly hung around our cabin
*Discovering someone (a Louisianian, no doubt) left Tony Chachere's in the cabin
*Introducing the Spaniards to "real" grilled American Hamburgers with "real" Cajun Fries
*Finding out the next morning that the Spaniards got sick and threw up later that night (Raul and I were fine, so don't know what happened)
*Touring the Austin-y city of Boulder and seeing million dollar 2-bedroom "starter" homes
*Visiting the Celestial Seasonings tea factory and hanging out in the peppermint room (cleared out those sinuses!)

I'm happy to report I didn't fall off any mountains. It was a nice and relaxing way to celebrate finishing a crazy if I can just finish that pesky thesis...


At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw! I so wish you'd called me -- I'm like an hour or so from the Springs. Any chance you'll be coming up this way?

We need to catch up! :)


At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*coming up this way again, I meant.


At 7:47 PM, Blogger Court said...

Bummer! I had totally forgotten! You live in a bee-you-ti-ful state! Don't know when we'll be up there again, but let's chit chat sometime!


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