*This post is full of made-up words. So, for your convenience I have provided a “key” of sorts at the bottom of the post.
Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Colorado with my parents for one of Dad’s many fabulous business trips…well, fabulous if you’re not stuck in meetings and such… So, basically Madre1 and I had a blast!
We went with Dad on the same trip a year ago, so we were looking forward to revisiting some of our favorite places, as well as discovering some new ones.
Goodbye, my beautiful mountains! I heart you!
HEL-LO, Rockies (and mucho2 dirty airplane window)!
I love the patchwork-quiltiness3 of aerial views. It’s like a toy car mat!
I don’t know which cities to compare Denver too. It’s Salt Lakesque5 in size, but culturally very different. I guess you could say it’s a city all its own.
And here we have the Denver Capitol Building.
I thought these buildings were perdy6 cool…and suddenly I was craving waffles... ;)
TAH-DAH! Guess what we found on 16th Street? Mad Greens! We fell in love with this place on our last visit, so the first thing I did off the plane was Google-text the closest location. YUM!
On the road to Boulder.
Here’s a view from our mini-balcony.
Madre wanted to see Toy Story 3…so we did. Then Dad wanted to see Prince of Persia…so…we got ourselves the world’s most succulent subway sandwiches from Firehouse Subs and snuck them into Dad’s movie! I recommend the Chicken Salad Sub with the works. YUM!
Then, we went out exploring and found this beautiful view of Boulder's epic Flatiron Moutains. Aren't they cool?!
This is what I would look like as an art student at the U of C. Isn’t their Art Building beautiful? I love the architecture.
It wouldn’t be a "Lindsay Kay Vacation" without my signature photo of a squirrel!
I think this li'l fella was plum tuckered.
The entrance to the campus library.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling inspired to learn!
My drawing class days have given me an appreciation for perspective shots.
We made our way to Boulder Creek. This is the place where we saw three or four couples walking their horse-dogs8! I guess Boulderians9 have a thing for massive pooches.
This quote was engraved on a memorial bench along the creek.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
We saw people rope-swinging and several others tubing and kayaking down the creek. It looks like a river to me, but whatever. Next time I’m bringing a tube…
...then again, this is where we saw the nude hobo…so, maybe I’ll just stick to the hotel pool.
Then, we made our merry way to the Twenty Ninth Street outdoor mall for, again, FIREHOUSE SUBS!
Someone was even nice enough to park my Mini Cooper in the covered-lot for me.
How sweet ;)
This is basically where the trip ends (mwer mwer mwawr10). For the rest of the evening the parentals11 made flight and travel preparations and we took off bright and early the next morning.
Check out that Boulderian9 sunset!
The sunrise the next morning at like…5:30AM!
Back at the Tipiesque12 Denver Airport.
1 Madre – a reader asked me recently why I call my mom “Madre.” It is, afterall, the Spanish word for “mother.” However, other than that, I’m just known for having an abundance of strange nicknames for my close relations.
2 mucho – here I go using Spanish words again. “Mucho” is the Spanish word for “much” and I guess that I’ve just made a habit of speaking Spanglish on a regular basis to mix things up a bit.
3 pathchwork-quiltiness – having the look or feel of a patchwork quilt.
4 Vannaing – referring the displaying-gesture made by Vanna White, assistant to Pat Sajak on The Wheel of Fortune game show.
5 Salt Lakesque – having the look or feel of Salt Lake, the capitol city of Utah.
6 perdy – an unusual way to say the word “pretty.”
7 deliciosity – having an abundance of deliciousness.
8 horse-dogs – referring to dogs that are as big as horses
9 Boulderians – a person, place or thing from Boulder, Colorado
10 mwer mwer mwawr – depicting the sound a trumpet makes when something disappointing happens. Most often heard in cartoons.
11 parentals – an unusual way to say “parents.” Originally coined by my friend Lindsey.
12 Tipiesque – having the look or feel of a Native American tipi dwelling.
Wow, suddenly lunch is soundin' real good. Have a perdy6 day, folks!