Earlier this week Dar and Sean arrived for their annual Colorado vacation. We have a great little system going! We pay for their trip out here and they spend a few days watching the kids for us. We always do it around our anniversary so we can spend some time as a couple. After that, we all have a blast together for a few days! It's a win win for everyone.
This year Dan and I went to Boulder. We were quite drained from the couple of weeks before and spent most of our time reading and sleeping. But we did manage to do a self-guided historic home tour the first day and a hike on the second. We also enjoyed two fabulous dinners.
The sidewalks along the historic districts of Boulder all made of local stone.
There were so many stately homes from the turn of the century. Here are just a few of the pictures.
We ate at a little Italian restaurant on Pearl Street the first night. Pearl Street comes alive every night with street perfumers.
And on Wednesdays in the summer there is always a band. The band played right outside the restaurant we dined in. We were so glad we didn't choose the patio as a rain deluge came and they all got soaked, despite the cover. The band only got to play for fifteen minutes before their equipment short circuited!
Does my handsome husband not seem to age at all???
On the second day we went hiking at Chautauqua Park. The Chautaugua Movement was big in Boulder around the turn of the century. All that's left now is a park with hiking, a restaurant, playgrounds and a visitors center.
We started our hike with an amazing view of the Flatirons.
After the hike, and more sleeping and reading, we had dinner at a place that specializes in local cuisine. It was delicious!
The next morning we headed back home. The girls had a great time while we were gone. What a wonderful sister and brother-in-law I have!