Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Visitor of the Week

Goes tooooooo......Lauren! One of my best friends from college came to visit last week with her boyfriend Jared. We went camping for a couple nights up in Summit County with all intentions of going to the Yarmony Grass Festival... didn't happen. We wanted to get single day passes but for some reason they chose not to sell them this year. So we debated back and forth if it was worth it to spend almost $100 per person for a two day pass but only go one night. In the end we decided against it. Instead, we headed to Frisco and went to a brewery for dinner and drinks.

The bartender happened to be going out of his mind and gave us literally all of our drinks and 6 different appetizers for $25! He was apparently in a feud with his boss and was purposely trying to screw him and didn't care if he got fired. OK then. Whatever.

Collin and I being the old losers of the bunch couldn't hang past dinner and headed back to get some rest. The other three stayed out and ended up getting free T-shirts and one of every glass they sold. Wow, that guy is totally getting fired.

We also walked around Breckenridge, had some amazing sandwiches at Duggan's Deli...

...found this in the bathroom...haha!!

and lastly but most importantly, got free to-die-for cookies from Lauren's friend at Mary's Mountain Cookies. YUM! They were ahhhhmazing!

The next day Lauren and Jared headed to Aspen to visit their friend Addison and Collin and I travelled home so Collin could get ready for work the next day. On our way home we stopped in Woodland Park for some wood-fired pizza and a couple of beers. There was also an art festival across the street so we took a look around before heading home to unpack.

Most of Monday I started packing by boxing up my winter clothes, books, sewing stuff, cleaning the oven and microwave and I tried (with little success) to figure out menus to use up our food before the move.

On Tuesday, I headed up to Denver to meet up with Collin who is dog-sitting for our friends Jake and Mari. He finished working and we headed up to Boulder to meet up with Lauren and Jared again after they got back from Aspen! On our way we stopped to pick up my Craigslist purchase: an awesome olive green metal file cabinet for $15!

We got to Boulder and hadn't heard from Lauren and Jared so we decided to walk around Pearl Street while we waited for them to get there. As soon as we parked and started walking over to Pearl St we ran right into them. Lauren's phone had died! What timing!

So, we all walked around, went into a few of the shops, and had a few beers at the local brewery. I got an awesome new ski coat from GoLite for $99 (originally $350!)...queen of deals I tell you! I also learned that the designer of Boulder's Pearl Street is the same guy who designed a part of downtown Burlington VT (where L&J were visiting from), how interesting! They said it looked almost identical in some parts.

After walking around a bit we drove about five minutes to one of Collins favvvvorite restaurants, Darkhorse. We've been there before, very unique place for sure. After wings and burgers, we headed to the air hockey table. This particular time was a little of a downer though because.....Collin beat me in air hockey....for the very first front of my embarrassment. We only had enough quarters for one game per couple so I didn't even have a chance to redeem myself! Boys won....this time.

After dinner, drinks, and air hockey it was getting late and time to part ways. Little sad. We're already thinking of visiting Vermont in the near future and they want to come back to ski/snowboard so plans are in the making! All in all a great time and fabulous to see one of my best girls!

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