The Boulder & the Beautiful (Our Day Trip to Boulder)
After a morning of hiking to Endovalley Falls, Shane and I showered up and headed to Boulder to do a little eating, shopping, and people watching.
I’m convinced that Boulder is the BEST city to people watch in the US – at least Pearl Street in Boulder, that is.
The first place we stopped at was lunch at BJ’s Brewpub.
Of course we had to try out the Boulder’s brews. I’m not sure what I had, but it was yummy – something red, haha
And to eat, I ordered the seared ahi tuna salad, which was fabulous!
While eating, we saw a girl with dreads to her knees, numerous stand up bands, two bands who bonded over a joint, and tons of shoppers with eclectic fashion sense. I love people watching, so I was in heaven here!
After eating, we did a little shopping at some of the local shops up and down the downtown walk. I ended up grabbing a few yoga-ware type clothing items, along with this adorable little bracelet.
I’m not a huge jewelry person, so when I see a piece that makes me smile, I’ll usually buy it
Next, we stopped at Salt for a cocktail and more people watching.
I wanted gin, and per the waiter’s suggestion, had it with soda water and a simple syrup infused with lavender. It was heavenly!
While sipping our drinks, we nibbled on some of the fresh bread with butter and pink Himalayan salt, which tasted amazing.
Then against my better judgment (which was faltering at this point) I let the waiter talk me into another fusion drink – a tequila strawberry basil sangria mix. I have no clue. I just nodded.
I probably should have stopped at the first one, because I got about half way through this one before I felt a little sleepy, and we still had some shopping to do!
I wish we could have had more than just one day to spend in Boulder . There’s so much to do – and it sounds like such a foodie town However, at this point, we’d had a long day with hiking in the morning and shopping it up, so we just stopped at Whole Foods and grabbed a couple burgers.
Even though we’ve cooked several dinners at the house we’re renting, it seems like Shane and I have been GO GO GO ever since we’ve gotten here. I guess that’s kind of our vacation style though. Even on all-inclusive trips, we always book at least two excursions. I guess we just want to live it up as much as we can! However, after I press publish I plan on reading my Kindle and napping until we leave for dinner
Have a great…uhhh….what day is it…Thursday?
What’s your vaca style? Relaxed and laid back? Or action-packed and on the go?