Colorado Girl

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

So we had a pretty lazy day after the big wild game cook-off.  But the weather had suddenly turned fantastic so we headed down to Boulder for some dinner and a walk down Pearl Street.  

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

People have told Tim and Megan that Boulder is really similar to Eugene, Oregon (where we all spent a lot of time together), but they’re not sure they agree.  I’m with them.  To me, it seemed a lot more ritzy, even with head shops everywhere.

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

From the sounds of it the real estate market is ridiculous, too.

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

University of Colorado…

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Still some dark clouds out there, but it was a beautiful evening.

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

We decided to head to downtown Longmont when we got back from Boulder.  There was some live music, but it turned out to be the old butt rocker sort.  Lots of people down there so that was cool to see.  Turns out it was some kind of class reunion for several different years of ’60s graduates.

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Saturday morning we headed down to the local farmer’s market.

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Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

And later that night we had another event to attend in nearby Erie.  It was a fundraiser for the Boulder Flycasters put on by a company called Rep Your Water, whose owners Tim and Megan are friends with.

As you can see, though, the dark clouds were just taunting me in the distance.  Just waiting until I hit the road again in a couple days.  Curses!!

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

The event was in an airplane hangar.  For $10 you got free beer, food, games, live music, and an unexpected chance to watch a helicopter land right in front of you.  It was kinda crazy because the party was going on right where the heli had to land.  The pilot just hovered out there for 10 minutes while everybody got everything out of the way.  It was pretty intense.

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

I think the craziest part was the super hand lift the guy rolled out of the adjoining hangar, picked up the whole helicopter, and pulled it in like it was a little red wagon.

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

They put it away and the party resumed.  It sprinkled on and off but never got close to shutting us down.  Tim and I ended up going  to a local (biker) bar after getting home so we were pretty burnt by the end of the night.  I was just glad to make it out of there alive.

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Needless to say, Sunday was another lazy day.  I helped Tim install some irrigation to their garden boxes, played a little guitar, and enjoyed the beautiful prismatic day.

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Turned out to be more than I could’ve asked for in a visit with old friends.  Tim and Megan set the bar pretty high pretty early at this point in my trip.  A huge thanks to them for such warm welcoming hospitality.  Things are going to be a lot different for you really soon, but I can’t wait until the next time when I can meet your little Colorado Girl!

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