Saturday, August 23, 2008

FINALLY a new post! Birthday!


My friend Julia and I long ago decided that you get a "birthday week"-because one day just isn't enough! Last weekend I had a wonderful "birthday weekend" up in Estes Park. Toni joined me and we spent Saturday wandering through shops and eating! (It was too rainy to get terribly ambitious) I was just beside myself to find a sock store (only socks! nothing else!!) and Toni was a good sport as I exclaimed repeatedly about how amazing this place was. "Look! Socks with crabs on them!!" We also watched the Olympics and I tried some creative drinks from the Estes Park Microbrewery-among them, blueberry wheat beer and apricot mead! (Admittedly weird, but fun)

On Sunday, the skies cleared, sort of, and we went for a walk in Rocky Mountain National Park at the Alluvial Fan. (Which is what all the rocks and debris are called after they flood out of a canyon, it turns out). During brunch it started raining again. By the time we got back to the Denver area, it had cleared up again and we squeezed in a bike ride. It was a lovely weekend, and great to relax before all the craziness of the first week of school started!

4 comments:

The Lindahl News said...

I'm glad you could have this fun weekend before the craziness of school!

And how is it going thus far with your new assignment?

Timi + Andrew said...

seems like you have had a very good time although the weather did not cooperate well!
Best of luck to you for this new school year :)

Cherith said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful celebration.

Timi + Andrew said...

We got some stuff from DNC last week, please let us know if you are interested in baseball caps, visors, stickers and buttons. We got everything double so we have thought of you...
Have a great week at school!