In Boulder, with Rob
Golden, Colorado: My brother and Kris went
back to work today. We so enjoyed spending the past four days with them and were
so happy the kids gave up their weekend to spend time with their old aunt and
Snow continued all night. I looked out the window several times during the night to
see white stuff accumulating on cars and roofs of RV's around us - and
actually on the road. We had about five inches on our car (and picnic table) this morning.
I keep channeling palm trees, but all I get is snow. I just
do not have enough clothing in this motorhome to help me survive this type of
We ran a few errands this morning. Golden has all sorts of stores we needed
to visit. They had a Bed, Bath and Beyond to replace our dead coffee maker
and a Whole Foods to replace our empty fruit larder.
This afternoon we headed up to Boulder (in the Honda) to see our friend, Rob.
The road between Golden and Boulder, Colorado
Strangely enough, there is more snow in Golden than we found in Boulder. A
lot more. It is like Golden is in some-sort of anti-RV vortex.
Tulips, trying to bloom, in Boulder
We drove through the University of Colorado campus (another campus with
gorgeous red-stone buildings) and then had a walk through the pretty
downtown Boulder pedestrian mall before meeting Rob.
Rob is an Oregonian, but attended Colorado State as an undergrad, then
returned to the University of Oregon to get his Masters in sports marketing.
DT recruited Rob to help with the Olympic Trials, and now Rob is working in
marketing in Boulder.
Rob - showing his true colors in 2009, and with me in 2010. Rob is 16 inches taller
We met Rob at The
Bitter Bar (perfect Manhattan) and then walked a block to
Brasserie Ten Ten for dinner. After countless dinners at
Eugene, Rob knows just what we like.
DT and Rob - tonight
I can't write enough about how Dave and I enjoy spending time
with interesting and brilliant young people. Their thoughts challenge
us. Intrigue us. Stimulate us. Keep us current. Give us hope.
Until my next update, I remain, your frozen correspondent.
Dakota Ridge RV Resort - near Golden. Pool, hot tub, putting green,
fitness center, playground, clubhouse, laundry, billiards, free wifi
(fast!), propane, shop. We have a long paved pull-through full-hookup site
with 50 amp. We paid $50. FYI: marijuana is not allowed in this RV park.
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