Friday, August 29, 2008

This Week in Boulder

We've been up to quite a bit this weekend. At the beginning of the week, Dan's folks were still here. On Monday, they headed down to Golden again to check out more tourist attractions. On Tuesday Dan took them to Eldorado Canyon for a morning hike. Tuesday evening after dinner, we brought them to the bus station so they could catch the bus to the airport. It was a busy and fun time for everyone!

On Wednesday Dan and I went bouldering on Mount Sanitas after work. We rode our bikes out to Sunshine Canyon and hiked up the 12 minutes or so to the good rock. We climbed for almost an hour and headed home.

Thursday Dan worked as a volunteer facilitator at Community Cycles. He got to help other people fix their bikes and had a lot of fun. Afterwards, we headed out to Neptune to see a slide show about climbing in Verdon, France. It is a huge canyon with thousand foot blue granite cliffs. All the pictures were just breath-taking. The presenter and photographer were the subject of the cover article for this month's Rock & Ice Magazine. They were also handing out free beer, magazines, and stickers. Very fun.

On Friday after work we headed back out to Mount Sanitas for a little bouldering. We explored some other walls and then headed downtown for the CU Kick-off Stampede. At this pep rally before tonight's big CU vs. CSU rivarly game the marching band and football team walked down Pearl Street greeting their fans. The band sounded good and played throughout the mini-parade. The team just towered over everyone. I even got a mini-football with the CU Buffalo on it!

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