Adventures in Wanderland

I will admit, some times, it is a bit lonely here. I love my family and miss them.

A lot.


But… this isn’t a sad post. ‘Cause my mom came to visit! We had so much fun. We ate. We laughed. We ate some more. We walked around in between even more meals.

Good times.

Here is the evidence:

A sweet pear and rum crepe at Crepes & Crepes,


a mussels-and-lobster dinner (and chocolate cake dessert!) at Le Central (why yes, I did play with the lobster claws… It’s a shame Mom has the only photo…),


A visit to the Aquarium. Where we met many a fine friend!

This poor guy was being harassed by Sharky…


While I posed with him…

…and gawked at the awkward sex-life of Giant Groupers.


Photo Opps!




And Mom’s favorites… the jellies…


Mmm… speaking of jelly (*cough-donuts-cough*)…

here is one of the prettier desserts we devoured over the weekend.

Thank you, d Bar!


And thank you, Mom, for visiting me. Nothing like a girls’ weekend out.

Now excuse me while I plan your next visit…


23 November 2010. Tags: , , , , . colorado, travel. Leave a comment.

Chalky Walking

I took a friend to Denver so that she could take an ESL (English as a Second Language) placement test, and took advantage of the city while I waited for her.

(I once again talked Caleb into being my slave for the day despite the early departure.)

Our first stop was for coffee and food… but the Tattered Cover Bookstore was a close second. I am fairly certain we both drooled when we walked through the doors. It was three stories and endless shelves of new and used book heaven. We walked out with a few books and fewer dollars. Oops. So much for our “spendless day.”

Our third stop was a the Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market. Admittedly, it was a bit less like a farmer’s market and more like an outdoor market, but it was good nonetheless. I got a few tasty samples and with a full stomach, it was time to head to the real fete:

The Denver Chalk Art Festival!

I was super excited because, as you may know, I love art. Especially when it involves fun mediums. Here are a few pictures from the day:

They even had a kids’ corner! Here I captured a little Rembrandt in action:

Our parking meter expired, and so did our day o’ Denver. So long, fair city… I think I like you a little more after this fine Saturday.

7 June 2010. Tags: , , , . colorado. Leave a comment.