Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Independence Day 2010!

This July 4th Weekend, Happy Husband and I went to Telluride, Colorado to spend time with his friend Eric (they have known each other since they were kids). Eric has lived there for seven years and we finally made the commitment to drive up to see him. It is an eight and a half hour trek so it is no small commitment to make! Our friend Adam tagged along for the journey.

On Friday night, Remy jumped out of Eric's bedroom window - down two stories! Having seen him do that, I wouldn't have believed it if I had been told. Shockingly, he is fine; no cuts, no broken bones, just a little shock. Little Remy just wanted to walk along to Telluride's bars with his mom and dad.

Saturday was filled with the great outdoors as we hiked Bridal Veil to see the falls. The view is simply spectacular. You can see Telluride from up in the clouds, a picture perfect Alpine postcard town. We were drenched by the mist of the falls, slipping through mud and grass when at its base. What a fantastic hike!

I also have to mention that we ate lunch (and breakfast on Saturday) at The New Sheridan. The food is great and the Bloody Mary's are the best (says Happy Husband as I prefer to eat salads and not drink them). Highly recommend this restaurant/bar/hotel as it is in the perfect location on Colorado Avenue (Telluride's Main Street) right in the middle of everything.

That night we met up with some of Eric's friends and some ASU students/grads like us. Small world, big smiles. We hung out, lit fireworks in a bathtub in a garden and I heard Ween sing a song with name name it. Enjoy it. I laughed pretty hard when I heard it.

Sunday, the Fourth of July, was the parade complete with Air National Guard 4 plane flyover and block party by Eric's condo. They cooked a pig in a Caja China and local brewhouse, Smugglers, provided refreshments. Verrrrry tasty. Dogs were everywhere, people were playing Bags, washers and dancing. We capped the night off with drinks at The Last Dollar Saloon after the most incredible fireworks display.

Had a wonderful time. As someone who prefers to stay away from snow, I didnt really think Telluride had more to offer than skiing and boarding, but I was very very pleasantly suprised. I am happy that I suggested this spontaneous adventure.

Listening to: "High Road" by Broken Bells
Reading: Finished "Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Steig Larsson

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