Last night my friend Frank came over to the house. I have known him for 15 years through work and we have stayed in touch. He moved to the area 6 months ago. We walked to a large bar that was having an amazing costume party and had a great band playing. There was a T-rex, doctors, dolls, Rosie the Riveter, a hurricane and so many really creative costumes. It was a lot of fun!!
We headed back to Frank's where I met Tola. Beautiful Tola.
On Sunday Frank and I headed to the mountains. We stopped in Frisco for breakfast, to a great place that was really cute. Here is a sign that was posted in the bathroom.
Then we headed out and drove on to Vail. I had never been and was curious. I expected it to have a downtown street similar to Breckenridge, but it didn't. It had an area at the base of the mountain with condos, apartments and hotels, restaurants, shopping, etc. It was very quaint and had a Dutch/German flare in areas with the architecture. We walked around a lot with Tola and went to the base of the ski lift.
We headed out and drove past Dillon Lake, which was absolutely gorgeous with the backdrop of snow-covered peaks. We decided to drive down to the water and walk around a bit. The weather turned out pretty nice for the mountains in the 50s.
We went to Idaho Springs to walk around for a bit and to grab lunch at a brew pub. Quaint little town and very cute. Then we headed back for a bit before heading out to a pub to meet Frank's daughter and husband and niece and husband and to watch the Bronco's and Green Bay game. Denver is a bunch of rabid football fans. :)
On Monday, my *birthday* we went for a beautiful hike that followed a stream. It was well shaded but sunny in parts, and we hiked to the sound of birds and the flowing water. It was gorgeous.
Perfect!! It was a great day and I headed home, happy from the weekend and very happy to see my furry monsters at home. :) Well done, Colorado!!