Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rocky Mountain Hi

Colorado greeted me with the most beautiful sky on May 10.  Just east of Denver, the airport arises out of what appears to be desert, with its beautiful tent like canopy. My sister, Bebo, was there to meet me, just as promised, and we quickly headed for her welcoming home in Lafayette.  We stopped for a quick dinner and some shopping, and the awe of the mountain vistas once again captured my soul.
Zoey greeted us and provided wonderful feline entertainment for my entire visit. She is such a sweet addition to my sister's life.

By the next morning it was rainy and had cooled down to 50, but we were up and out early with places to go and things to see.  Bebo had saved up a fun list of places to visit. The first being to ogle the array of pastries at "Indulge" bakey.  Oh, my.....some tasty treats were acquired - they escaped the camera.
Our next stop was at the Celestial Seasonings home headquarters in Boulder and that was a really fun place to see, we spent quite a bit of time in the gift shop and then walked through their lovely garden to the tea tasting room.  It was very aromatic, peaceful, and had an impressive array of art on display.

My dear sister in the rose garden at Celestial Season's Co. Headquarters.
This dress, made entirely of Red Zinger tea packets, was in a lovely display in the tasting room.  Amazing.
Below the dress are photos of the window displays at the gift hsop.  The sayings and the paintings are so beautiful and I remember them well from tea boxes.
Sleepy Time
Morning Thunder

The roses were lovely and enjoying the light misty rain.

Love this color!

Next stop, just around the corner, was at the Leanin' Tree Company headquarters, Museum and Gift Shop.  This beautiful sculpture garden greets you at the approach.
Next stop, LUNCH....we shared a very nice soup and a tiny pizza, as we were saving up for an evening dinner to celebrate Bebo's birthday.
The birthday girl at Village Tavern at the Flatiron Crossing Mall in Broomfield, CO.
Home to relax and play with Zoey again....she's reaching out for  my hand here. She loved having Bebo and me sitting on the couch with her.

A few sites seen along the way....interesting bikes everywhere.
Couldn't resist this window....Would love to see one of her parties in action!
So that ends the first several days and I will be back with more pics.
Happy Memorial Day weekend, and we are thinking a lot about those we've lost and especially those in service to our country!  Brave souls to whom we are forever indebted.

It will be a simple weekend here with LM and I enjoying some quiet time, but there will be some time this afternoon with Teddy and Samantha and their parents.  Just going to a playground for a little play and visit. 
Tomorrow, LM and I are going to the movies to see "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and out for a meal.
Ms G sends her love and purrs and she is very happy to have us together.

Fear has been evicted, maybe not permanently, but for awhile.

Love to all!


Lois Evensen said...

What a lovely outing. A belated happy birthday to the birthday girl. We enjoy Celestial Seasonings products, here, too. The calico kitty is very pretty. We have had several calico cats. :)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Love this post. When you share of travels I always feel like I am with you.
Very hot in my area and cannot seem to catch up on yard and housework :)

judemiller1 said...

My sister's name is also Susan and she wears her hair the same way your sister does--and i wear my hair like yours. Glad "fear" has vacated your mind--wish it would come here and take my "anxiety" along with it. Maybe they could take a long hike off a short pier together?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Thinking of you this early morning
and hoping all is well.
Rain during the night and very cool this morning.
Heat will return tomorrow...

Retired English Teacher said...

It looks like you really had a wonderful time in Colorado. I'm sorry the weather wasn't nicer for you.

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