Some non-beer adventures in Colorado

So sometimes when we get out, we don’t drink beer.  I know, hard to believe!  Last week was one of those weeks where we did a lot of fun stuff that was definitely worth sharing.

First up was a class at FoodLab Boulder.  We had a gift certificate and we took a Ramen class.  Totally worth it!  We learned about the ingredients used for Ramen noodles, the long and arduous process for broth, and the Husband discovered a new kind of zucchini!FoodLab_Kitchen

Next up was a Paint and Sip fundraiser for the Pearl Group.  Great night out for an early mother’s day and some of the money went to a good cause!

I also hit up my first Colorado Rockies game.  We stopped at the View House for a drink before we headed into the park.  Beautiful weather for a night out!  The Rockies didn’t win but at least we had some good seats!

And we capped off all of the non-beer activities with a mother’s day brunch at 24 Carrot Bistro in Erie.  The blood orange mimosa with basil was a nice twist!  And a short rib quiche was exactly the mash-up between breakfast and lunch I was looking for!

So not a lot of beer this week but plenty of fun things around Colorado!

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An outdoor 4th of July

 

So with the great (but hot) weather we have been having, it was only appropriate to spend the entire fourth of July weekend outside!  We kicked off our weekend with a quick nine holes of golf at a little course in Boulder County.  They were celebrating their 50th so we got $5 golf.  Hard to beat! Just bring your bugspray.

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On Sunday, we ended up parking at Hoosier Pass and heading out on a trail.  I am still not sure what trail we hiked but best I can tell, we were on a jeep road/county road with a bit of snow (you can see that on the right of the photo).  It was a bit windy and cloudy but we managed to avoid any rain until we were tucked back in the car.

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And no hiking day would be complete without a few Colorado beers.  First stop was Breckenridge Brewery for lunch.  I had a tasty Trademark IPA and a brisket sandwich.  What a great way to relax!  After that, we made an unpictured stop at Prost in Frisco for some German beers and to pick up some brats for the grill the next day.

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And finally, the big event!  We brought desserts and some drinks (a little Polestar goes a long way on a hot day!).  The rest of the spread was MIL provided! It was delicious.  Aside from the patriotic strawberries, we made homemade ice cream from a book from the 50’s and S’mores out on the firepit.

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Overall, a pretty successful celebration of America’s birthday and a glorious way to spend a three day weekend!

Cheers to Friday,

Kim, the Half Pint