A Weekend in Colorado

I stepped off the plane after landing Friday evening  in Colorado and headed home. The next day we were already back in Denver just walking around Downtown and taking in the sights. I could tell that this was already going to be a fun weekend.

We had a cheeky little stroll through Larimer Street downtown and 16th Street Mall, finding small festivals along the way.

Sunday morning brought a blast from the past when we went down to Boulder for the day like we would always do when I was younger. First up was a hike through Chautauqua which sits right at the base of the iconic flat irons.

While we waited to be seated for lunch at the Dining Hall, we wandered the Chautauqua area and its classic sophistication.

I forgot to take pictures of our lunch, but I did snap a quick shot of our doughnut appetizers with lemon curd and chocolate syrup. Let's just say that they weren't on the plate for long.

From Chautauqua we went into Boulder and all around Pearl Street Mall. Later in the afternoon, we went over to Lauren's to visit their new puppy!

NALA IS THE MOST ADORABLE LITTLE NUGGET. She's an eight week old golden retriever who is so playful and fluffy. Definitely one of the highlights of my time home.

Monday rolled around and we hopped in the car to go to the Ed Sheeran concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It's a famous venue and easily my favorite. Red Rocks offers sweeping views of downtown Denver and the front range while being surrounded by towering red rocks (heyyyy). The acoustics are also amazing.

Our seats were higher than we wanted so we arrived there at 3 pm to wait in line and hopefully get a planter on the side when doors opened. Doors opened at 6 pm and the opener didn't go on until 7:30 pm....lots of waiting, but it was so much fun.

When the time came to go in, we strategically planned our positions. Gina and Lauren would run ahead to save a planter and the rest of us would carry blankets and chairs in. It was a mad house. We forgot that general admission was rows 1-40 so practically everyone in line lost their cool and charged. Cristin and I were laughing the whole way in and took our good old time. But we got our planter! What a view!

Ed's performance was flawless as always. This was my second time seeing him live, but I think it was special since it was at Red Rocks. He performed all of my favorites including a few mashups and a new song he's working  on.

Tuesday arrived and we went back to DIA and I got on my early flight back to Seattle. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend home and I can't wait to go back later in the summer!