A Bould Graduation Weekend

I am officially a college graduate!

My family came into town to attend the graduation and to enjoy the beauty that Colorado has to offer. It was a fantastic weekend… Well, that’s a lie. It was actually a pretty crummy weekend that somehow turned out okay, but that is part 2 of this epic weekend. I’ll tell you all about it later.

Now for the good, clean, non-emergency room fun:

We met the famous Boulder Contortionist on Pearl Street and watched him perform while dad ran to lock the car (oops!). He was definitely entertaining, but the Skinner family has never had a hard time finding self-entertainment. We laughed for several minutes about the irony of this door sign. (If only we had known the irony yet to come.):

We left dear little Pearl Street and headed to the Celestial Seasonings Tea factory. I picked up a half boat-load of tea and after sampling almost every flavor, we all were a little giddy. Here is some evidence of the caffeine consumption:

Kendra and I actively intaking…

Sarah and Lauren making friends…

Me taking advantage of the sleeping bear.

It was a good day in Boulder… Next, I only had to tackle the dreaded “Graduation Day”…

But I’ll save that for next time.

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19 May 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . colorado, travel. Leave a comment.

ES Squared Goes on a Hike

Today, I headed to Boulder to meet up with Emily Spriggs (a hometown friend doing her clinicals in Denver). We first found some fantastic sun, sustenance, and shopping on Pearl Street, and then headed to a local trail to finish off the day trip with a hike up Mount Sanitas.

Nothing like beginning the hike with some “fresh” snow. I am not one to┬ácomplain… I enjoy seeing friendly faces on the trail :]

“Do you see all of that, son? One day, all of that will be yours…”

“Cause it’s the circle of life! And it moves us all…”

Yes. There may may have been singing on the mount. But honestly, who wouldn’t be singing with views like these?

At the end of the day… I have only one question: How can two such awesome, food-cooking, adventure-loving, silliness-making girls NOT be in one half of a couple? I’m just sayin’…

30 January 2010. Tags: , , , . colorado, Hiking/Backpacking. Leave a comment.