Today was the first full day in Boulder. My plane landed at around 11:30, Boulder time, so we had a lot of time to adventure around the town. Stepping right out of the airport I saw the mountains. Right there. So beautiful it almost looked like a fake backdrop. Everywhere you look here it does.
I love my New England town, don't get me wrong. But this is a whole new look on what some people wake up to everyday. I really want to move somewhere totally new when I graduate from college so this is 100 percent going on the list. Anyways, we got into Boulder and drove around campus a bit. We were starving so getting food was an ASAP kinda deal. The downtown in Boulder is such a fun place. Street performers, tons of shops, cafes, restaurants, bars all super pedestrian friendly.
Corey and I went to a place called Lindsey's Deli... It was a deli/ice cream combo eatery. Everyone working there was so friendly. Honestly everyone here is very friendly. I’ve been told that the west has the nicest people, but I don’t think I truly believed that until now.
We walked down by Boulder Creek. This section is really cool because you walk under a bridge and the rushing rapids are at eye level. All that’s holding back the water is the wall you’re standing next to.
Around Pearl Street, there was an outdoor farmers market. We walked through it, trying every free sample...duh. There was nothing I didn’t like! Everything was locally grown, fresh, most bread products gluten free, and delicious. I think Corey and I agreed that the fresh cilantro salsa was the best thing we tried. It was so crunchy granola, there were people selling granola. That's when you know.
Corey showed me around campus later on. The University of Colorado Boulder is stunning. I feel like I’m writing a rave review on the area...
Two random things I loved about the campus: 1. They have a to scale diagram of the solar system starting at the observatory and leading all the way down a path through campus
2.The quote on the front of the library After all the adventuring, we headed back to Corey’s place and chilled with his friends. Always love meeting new people. AB
Day 2: Last day in Boulder Entry 1: Right now it’s only 1:00 a.m. I’m on CT time so I woke up kinda early, but it was ok because Corey and I knew we had to get a lot done. We leave TOMORROW for Mount Rushmore, our first Road Trip stop. We just brought things to his storage unit, got breakfast and hung out with a few friends this morning.
We also roughly mapped out everywhere we are going to go, and times we want to roughly make every place by...Not sure how well we will be able to stick to that, but at least we are trying, right?
Tonight there’s going to be a party for one of their friends birthdays and Corey’s going to have to say goodbye to all of his friends, since he’s going to Australia for the next semester..Lucky..
AB Entry 2: Still on day two Boulder. Corey and I were going to hike but between seeing all his friends and needing to do some errands like get food for our trip, we drove up the mountain instead. My kind of hiking if you ask me ;)
Just kidding, I love hiking…But we are going tomorrow anyways so as long as I got to see the Boulder view, I didn’t really mind. The drive up was cool anyways. Colorado is so beautiful. I do love New Hampshire but wowie wow wow are we missin out… Two random observations about Boulder: 1. Trees I’ve never been to a place where there are no trees all around. When we were driving from the Denver airport to Boulder, everything was flat...I've never seen anything like it.
2. Nose rings No joke, every girl I’ve met who lives or goes to school in Boulder has a nose ring. The hoop kind. I know that’s a strange observation and when I told Corey he thought for a second and then laughed because it’s true! It’s just nothing I could ever pull off… Can’t believe we get on the road tomorrow!