Day 5 – Feeling Bolder in Boulder, CO

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Today we spent the day visiting Boulder, CO. A quaint, crunchy town nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. If the breathtaking views weren’t enough to inspire awe, the local culture applied strongly to the hipster side of my personality.

The Bolder Bolder 10K is tomorrow so the city was crowded and street fairs were set up all along the Pearl Street Mall, the main touristy shopping area with restaurants and local shops. We tried a number of energy drinks, including a beet based one that really should not be in existence. I geeked out at the presence of Goodness Garden, the maker of my fabulous sunscreen that manages to make peace with my skin and not feel disgusting going on. I was so excited to see them there that the guy gave me an extra handful of free samples (score!). Although Chris thought my strong brand loyalty to a sunscreen brand was a bit odd… but those with sensitive skin or sunscreen allergies will appreciated my enthusiasm.

We got lunch at a local tavern, a place recommend to us by two ‘telepaths’ we met in a hat shop. They asked if we were heading to or from California and then pointed us in the direction of a tavern right as I was thinking “we should ask them about a tavern.”

Ended the day with a hike in the mud for a closer view of the mountains. Tomorrow we’re back on the road bright and early heading to Elko, Nevada.

Till the next time, Katherine

P.S. Check out some snapshots from the road.

Boulder, CO

Boulder, CO

Boulder, CO

Boulder, CO

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