We came down and rested for a bit and then went to dinner. We went to White House Tavern and had a good salad and fries and tabulah. Then we explored a couple of the art galleries. One of the galleries had these wire mesh nude women that would cast amazing shadows on the wall. We were both actually impressed. We were going to go to a movie (Battle of the sexes) but we thought we would have more fun watching a movie at the condo by the fire. Also, the name of the movie theater is pretty disturbing.
So we hopped in the hot tub, it was just us and a boy who was happy we we were there because his mom wouldn’t let him swim when there was nobody there. We weren’t quite as happy he was there stealing our romantic hot tub time. We hopped out of the tub into the heated pool. We talked and laughed and had fun. We showered and built a fire and watched a cheesy 90’s movie my best friends wedding. Then we snuggled and slept.
We played a little tennis at the rec center, on beautiful courts surrounded by snow capped mountains and fall leaves.
Back to town for a nap and then back on bikes to grab some lunch and go eat it on the trail. We grabbed some trail mix and bannanas at king soopers and then biked down to the main “sante fe” trail that runs on the outside of town past the john denver sanctuary. It was beautiful, right next to the river but it was a little cold! Luckily we found a bench right in the sun (even though it was cold, that didn’t stop us from getting sunburned!) and ate our trail mix while we talked about high school. A little chipmunk came up behind us and kept stealing little pieces of our trail mix. We were starving and almost ate the whole big bag!
We slept in the next morning and then lounged around reading for awhile. We made our own breakfast, sweet potatoes with avocado and hot sauce packets that we had gotten from city market. And we fried a couple eggs. In butter, because that’s what we had! We were stuffed. We packed up and it was time to check out 😔 So we wanted one last activity to do and I suggested an epic bike ride and Tara was on board. I thought that the hunter creek trail wouldn’t be wet if we started on the jeep road that was on the NW side of the creek so that it faced the sun. So we parked at the BLM parking lot and had to bike STRAIGHT UP the roads to get to the trailhead which was miserable and we made it to the trailhead and from there it was pretty and beautiful and a great time and mostly flat. We biked a long ways, past the bridge, past hummingbird rock, and into the “great valley”. It was beautiful but MAN if the trees on the hillside still had their leaves then Tara’s leaf-o-meter would have been totally full! Even so it was still really nice. We biked back in like 30 minutes after it took us almost 2 hours to bike up.
(The road behind us is a private road that leads to a beautiful house secluded back in that tree grove. I want to live there.)