I kinda forgot to publish a blog post yesterday, haha. Actually, I’m pretty sure I completely forgot about my blog after doing an auto-publish post for the cookies from Tuesday. However, I have good reason:
My parents are here! Super smiley face because I haven’t seen them since I last left Florida! Crazy.
I’m super close to my parents, and talk to them on the phone every other day, so I’m so very happy to have them here visiting – and to see why I love this state so darn much.
Unfortunately, they had a bit of a Planes, Trains, and Automobiles experience as they traveled here. The night they arrived, we got an impromptu winter storm, naturally. So, their plane got delayed 3 hours. Then the flight to Colorado was – in my mom’s words the bumpiest ride she’s ever been on. Eeek.
When they finally landed, they went to get their rental car, packed everything in and…it wouldn’t start. So they got a new car, of course. There, they found an unpaid parking ticket, and the GPS wouldn’t work. It wasn’t until after midnight when they made their way to th hotel in Denver, in the falling snow, but not before stopping at a Seven Eleven and picking up a much needed six pack of beer.
Fortunately, the next day and the rest of the week is sunny and in the 60’s – and one day in the 70’s!
They arrived to my house Tuesday morning, and after lots of hugs and catch up, we decided to gallivant around Boulder, where we stopped for lunch at a little place downtown called Shine.
oh. em. gee. This place was absolutely outstanding. It’s a super cute little restaurant whose menu has gluten-free friendly options (and vegetarian) as well as its own microbrewery. As soon as our waiter told us they brew their own gluten-free beer, I had to try it.
‘Twas delicious. For lunch, I went with bison chili, along with cauliflower parsnip mash:
I also split some sweet potato fries with my dad. I cannot wait to go back! The entire menu looked delicious. Ahhh I love the restaurants here.
The rest of the night, we hung out with Shane after he got off work, went to a steakhouse, came home, and passed out.
Then yesterday was all about being ACTIVE! It started out with my morning small group training session at the gym. My mom decided to join in. We went through squats, reptile push ups, step ups, rows, and planks. After class, we took a family walk – my mom, dad, Niko and me – through the neighborhood:
It was a little cloudy still, so it was a wee bit cold (in the 40’s) but was hoofed it for 45 minutes. They could definitely feel the altitude difference burning in the lungs.
If that weren’t enough activity, after my afternoon small group training class, we headed up to Estes Park for a hike. But I feel like I’ve gabbed on enough for one post, plus I’m running out of time. I’ve got a core class to teach and a new client to train!
How are your travel experiences typically for you?
I’ve got to say – I’m usually pretty lucky when it comes to flying! No major mishaps here (yet – haha.)