Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another Great Weekend in Boulder

This past weekend was another reminder as to why I love living in Boulder.

My weekend began on Friday with a excellent dinner with friends in Denver at Potager.

Saturday morning we decided to venture back into Denver to check out the Psychedelic Experience exhibit. A "poster show" of the late 60’s San Francisco music scene and the anti-establishment counterculture which co-existed throughout the city and the country. If you are in the area, I defiantly recommend stopping by. After touring the museum for a bit, we decided to head outdoors and explore downtown Cherry Creek and grab some lunch. We ate at a wonderful Mediterranean cafe with a great outside terrace for dinning. The house made mozzarella and wood fired pizza was just what we needed.

Returning to Boulder later in the afternoon, I took care of a few chores and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. It was the first nice weekend in a while, so we took it upon ourselves to watch the sunset over the mountains at the Flagstaff House, where we enjoyed appetizers and champagne . It was nothing short of romantic. As the sun began to set, we headed back into town and decided to have dinner at Mateo where I had the petaluma chicken, fresh tarragon, beurre fondue, and watercress. Jason enjoyed the Maine lobster raviolo beurre fondue, and peppernatta. For dessert, we dined at Frasca with friends and enjoyed homemade gelato and some aperitifs.

Despite our activities from the previous night, Sunday we decided to hike up Royal Arch. Known as the Boulder's "stair master," it was a challenging hike, but the view at the top was well worth it.

Ahhh, what a great weekend!