We'll we're back in cyberspace after a a fun-filled weekend with my parents. It was so much fun having them here! We did a bunch of great stuff. We picked Mom and Brian up on Friday night at the beautiful Denver International Airport whose architectural design was modeled after the mountain peaks of the Rockies. Chris and I decided that we wanted to go inside the airport to welcome my parents but because I had only ever dropped or picked people up from the passenger area, it was like the blind leading the blind to find out where we could park and then find the place inside that we could stand to meet my parents. To twist matters even more, my parents airline was changed and we were in the wrong terminal! It all ended up working out, but it was definintely something to laugh at looking back.
The weekend was filled with AMAZING food that was cooked by a group effort at our apartment and also some incredible restaurants downtown. Thanks to a major grocery shopping trip to Safeway from Mom, we were able to do some killer shish-ka-bobs! (P.S. Make sure that you read the sign on the check-out isle to find out whether it is an express lane. We forgot and had already unloaded almost 2/3s of our overflowing cart! Totally embarassing!) The definite favorite was The Broker, an 1800's bank vault turned restaurant. The atmosphere was so cool and you actually had to walk through the 23,000 pound door to get to the dining area! It was fun. :)
Saturday, we took a trip up to Boulder to do some wine tasting at the Boulder Creek Winery. BCW was great and the wine was delicious! It is owned by a family and their little store was constantly busy the entire time we were there. A woman came in who used to work with my mom years ago back in Michigan! What a small world! After we had all purchased our favorite bottle, we headed to downtown Boulder to check out the festival that was going on the Pearl Street Mall, their famous pedestrian mall right downtown with street performers and all kinds of unique shops and restaurants. The place was packed! We had a lot of fun going in and out of the stores and listening to all the music that was playing. It will definitely be a place that we frequent - think Saugatuck but mountains instead of water. :) Very cool.
Sunday was super-relaxed as we drove down to see the construction on my new school, stopped by Chris's office, and then went to the Cherry Creek Mall. Chris and I had yet to go in there and couldn't believe our eyes as we walked past Sak's Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany's and Co., Cartier, Coach, Louis Vitton, and Movado stores. While the mall did have some "regular priced" stores, we'll just say that I won't be shopping there very often. We ended our evening with a trip to the movie theater to see a sneak preview of "Cinderella Man." AMAZING! SEE IT! SEE IT! SEE IT! It is the most incredibly done story that I have seen in a long time. Definitely worth the money!
Alright, I'm sure that all your eyes are blurred and tired from this massive post. Have a great day and go put some eye drops in.