Saturday, July 21, 2007

Day 22, Hiking, Biking, etc.


We started the day by hiking to the Royal Arch, where we saw this chipmunk. Then we scoped out access to the Third Flatiron, which we're thinking about climbing on Monday. This shot looks up the climb we'll do (there are people at the top of the first pitch, and another party higher up). 8 pitches total.

After a few hours of hiking we went to the Farmers' market for lunch and some veggies. Then we rented bikes and toured the city. It's impressive how much of the city is bike-friendly. There are miles of "multi-use paths" that weave under road crossings so there's no need to watch for traffic.

Halfway through our bike ride we came upon the Redstone Meadery, which we had wanted to visit to sample their mead. Since we were already there... some of their 9 varieties were quite tasty!

After a few hours of biking we walked through an art fair on Pearl Street.

And now... Laurel's reading Harry Potter. She says maybe I can read it while she's sleeping :)


Jackie said...

I wondered if Harry Potter would find his way into your itinerary... :) Enjoy!

Laurie Patterson said...

Laurel, I'm sorry I won't be at school in the fall to talk with you about your wonderful trip. This has been so much fun for me to read your blog. The photos are fantastic. You are both very busy people with hiking, rock climbing and roller blading!! WHAT a VACATION. I got my Harry Potter yesterday too and have started reading.

Keep those photos coming!!

Laurie P.

Brian said...

While Voldemort is electrocuting Harry, Snape grabs Voldemort and throws him down a mineshaft, killing him. Then as Snape lays dying, he reveals that he is Harry's father and Hermione is his twin sister. The book ends with Harry and Ron receiving medals from Hermione, while Chewbacca receives nothing.