Adventures in Colorado: Take 2!! Hehe! I was just now looking through all my pictures from the trip when I realized I still had more to cover from day one!! Apparently that crashing on the couch photo was just a quick nap. I had completely forgotten that the same day we arrived in CO was the same day that the Bohemian Festival was happening and being that it was Sunday, it was the last chance to check it out. It was only a couple blocks away from the apartment and completely free to the public, so the 4 of us took a stroll to check out the goods. Here are some lovely shots of the happenings from later that first day.
Let’s take a walk, Shall we?!
I was amazed by how perfect the weather was in the middle of the day! The sun was out and shinning brightly. Gardens and veggies growing in every other lawn! There were bicycles everywhere! The trees were pretty amazing too! So different from home!
<—I came across this neat painting of Buddha on the side of a garage. I LOVE IT!
The houses there were older and beautiful! Everyone was different and full of character. I could imagine myself in each of them. The greenery, the life, and the colors pulled me in immediately. From the moment I arrived in Fort Collins and started walking the streets I began to dream of one day moving there.
I kept passing each house and seeing a veggie garden front and center or tucked away in the back yard…! It reminded me of how difficult it was for me to keep everything in my veggie garden at home alive and thriving, with the constant heat and having to water all the time. The heat made it difficult to tend the garden at home. BUT HERE!! Everything was flourishing!! I could picture myself here spending so many joy-filled moments in an organic veggie garden of my own. How wonderful!?
We finally made it though all the cuteness several blocks and to the festival. There was much going on there! Blocks and blocks of tents and people. Selling everything you could think of: spices, hoops, tai chi classes, dresses, dunking roller derby girls for charity! Even Encouraging words! Well, those were free!
We walked around down town and scoped out what everyone had to offer! It was a lot of fun! Check out the Zombie band we saw and the bicycle-built-for-many down below! Even the electrical boxes are pretty in Fort Collins!
We walked around a bit, Paula purchased 2 prints of some paintings from this really great artist. I wish I would have gotten shots of the prints at the time but it slipped my mind. I purchased some seasoning that accompanies bread and olive oil. After sampling some I couldn’t pass it up.
On the walk home we stopped in at the grocery store and picked up a few things to make dinner that night: Vegan Spaghetti and “meat” sauce! Yum!
We called it a night with a game of Apples to Apples! I totally whooped ass! And check this out! The final score was Daniel, Daniel, and Paula, tied for 2nd place with 17 cards each! And me placing first with 27 cards! What are the chances of THAT! Pretty neat, huh?!
Well, that’s all for now!! I’ll post again tomorrow! Its off to relax before bed for me! My brain is about to explode. I apologize for the scattered and unpolished post, but I’m tired! Nighty night, everyone! Sweetest dreams!