Thursday, April 16, 2009

Story time!

Everyone gather 'round.

Sit on your spots. I don't anyone to have to pull their card or sit out of recess...

so, all my good listeners, put your ears and eyes on me.

Over spring break this year, Amy and I went to Denver.
This is Amy.
Isn't she pretty?

We met in Fort Worth the day before and had sushi and bought hiking socks and dreamed happy dreams about snow-capped mountains and cool air.

Amy's best friend from high school let us sat at her house.
Her name is Bianca.
Let's say thank you to Bianca, together.
Thank you, Bianca!

Thank you in more ways than one, because once we shook the imaginary dust from our symbolic boots, Bianca took Amy and me to a really fun sandwich shop named after a dog.


Lots of toys.

And lots of delicious food that made us full.

After handing over the keys to her fiance's car (seriously? wow. let's say it again, Thank you, Bianca!), Amy and I went to the Denver Museum of Art.

It was cool.

It was thought-provoking.

It made us want to create.

It made us want to talk it out.

It made us want to be quiet.

It made us want to say, "wow."

And, "I want to do that!"

And, "This is my favorite!"

And, "You will see this in my house someday."

The art museum had art outside, too.

But, it closes at 6... so we said our goodbyes (the security guard grew up in Muleshoe, Robin!) and went to go watch a play/comedy routine! Hilarious. Denver is so artsy, and I love it.

The next day, Amy and I went hiking.

We got in the truck, and went driving to find...


Earlier, Amy and I stopped by Whole Foods and got some grub: cheese, crackers, turkey and oranges to be consumed while drinking in the prettiest sight in 2009.

Sigh. Isn't it refreshing?

Though, we did have some trouble opening the cheese.

We hiked some in snow.

Before starting the hike, Amy and I stopped by to visit a ranger-type employee of the park service. "What trail should we forge?" we asked....

"Ooooh, is this your first time?" the pretty rangerette asked.

"Yes. Yes it is," we answered. "And we're very excited."

"Well," the rangerette took a breath. "Well, you could hike this or that, or this or that. Or you could hike this. Snow shoes are optional right now."

Optional, we thought.

"Optional?," we questioned.

Month = March

We opted out and went here.

We got turned around a bit.

But we didn't compose our last good byes in preperation of our demise.

We're savvier than that.

We saw a wolf!

And a herd of elk.

It was beautiful.

We went back to Denver, had some gluten-free pizza and went to bed... all so we could wake up refreshed to live in a dream. We visited the Celestial Seasonings tea factory. It was magical. Magical. Magical. My shoulders relax just thinking of the place. Upon arrival, we were welcomed to any tea we wanted. Any tea, and as much as we wanted at that. We went on a tour. We stood in the mint room. I nearly cried. I nearly fainted. It was glorious.

And then we went to Boulder.
Golly. This state just gets better and better.

And then... and then, my friends. It was time to start the wedding party.


Because Kendra is now a Clayton. (story to be continued... give me the weekend :) )


robin said...

GREAT pictures
GREAT story so far!
i like your words, good words they are.
and i really want to go to that art museum now.
do you remember the guard's name??
oh muleshoe.

deepnblue said...

Your favorite painting at the DMA is my favorite too...

I stop by it and stare every time I go. It reminds me of South Dakota.