Summer Happenings

It’s finally September! Yay!  This summer was pretty packed for us.  We did so much that I thought I should right a recap to help me remember it all.  

The fun started with a trip to DC for Eat Write Retreat the week before Memorial Day.  We also managed to squeeze in a detour to Virginia to see my sister’s family, a hop up the coast to Cape Cod for some R&R, and a few days in Boston for a friend’s wedding before we finally headed back west.
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After a few weeks at home, our next trip took us to a new part of Colorado (for us).  We went to Snowmass for a short weekend to check out the Culinary and Arts festival, where we saw Hosea Rosenberg of Top Chef fame
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and Alex Seidel of Fruition fame.
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In July, my Dad and stepmom came to visit and we walked all over Denver and Boulder.  I can’t find a single picture from their trip, so here’s a random one of Dan and me.
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My dad had barely left when my mom and sisters came to town.  We all headed off to Breckenridge.
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Keira was thoroughly unimpressed with the mountains, but she still managed to enjoy herself,
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and love was in the air (maybe the water, too).
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Then, in the middle of August, Colorado hosted the first annual Colorado Pro Cycling Challenge.  We decided to watch the final stage of the race.  IMG_20110828_121448

It was a really hot day but we had a lot of fun watching the peloton go by.  I got to see Levi Leipheimer win a Colorado bike race for the second time.  I also discovered that watching a race is much less stressful when your husband isn’t in it.  This was the most relaxing race I’ve ever been to!
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My college friends Melissa and Jessie came to visit this weekend to wrap up the summer, and we ate our way across the front range.IMG_20110904_133029
It was such a fun summer.  I can’t wait to see what fall has in store for us!