Wow, it’s been a long time. We’ve been back in Colorado and dealing with the day-to-day of generating income and trying to finance our dreams.
For the last couple weeks, we’ve been staying in Boulder with Maureen’s brother and sister-in-law. It’s a beautiful time of year to be in Boulder, and they’ve been sharing some of their favorite spots with us. We’re also trying to catch up with other family and friends, and ride our bikes whenever the weather is kind and our schedules allow.
Shortly after we “moved” to Boulder, I had lunch with my friend Laurie on “The Hill.” For those of you who don’t know, The Hill is the residential and business area just above the University of Colorado. Not surprisingly, the ride to lunch was all uphill. We enjoyed a good lunch at The Corner and a great chat. Afterwards, Laurie showed me this sign that she had seen outside a nearby bike shop.
Later in the week, our hostess Debbie took us to boot camp at Scott Carpenter Park. Scott Carpenter was one of the original Mercury astronauts, a Boulder native, and one of CU’s 20 astronaut alums (more on that in an upcoming post). The park is pleasant and conveniently located at 30th Street and Arapahoe Avenue (see Boulder map below). The workout was “enjoyed” by all 😅
The next day, which was coincidentally Homecoming Day at CU, the four of us and Rebbe and Koli went hiking at Chautauqua park. Sadly, Shiloh couldn’t join us on this steep hike. We did not choose the trail with the steady stream of hikers, but we saw many, many people and dogs enjoying this fabulous fall day. Robert made a remark about how lucky he feels to live in Boulder. I think you can see why in some of these images: