Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Golden, Colorado

Approaching Golden
I think Golden, Colorado deserves its own post.  This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.  Nestled in the mountains it has a quaint, charming historic downtown area full of outdoor eateries, shops, parks and a river runs through it!
Golden, Colorado
There are numerous walking, hiking and biking trails and it is dog and people friendly.  We went downtown on Sunday and the scene was one that could have been right out of movie with everyone acting on cue.  People were eating outside, there were walkers and bikers.  A group of motorcyclists were in town, people in the park were playing barefoot on the grass with children; another park had people barbequing.  There were water bowls for the dogs throughout the downtown area and everywhere one went people were greeting each other.  If you have seen the Truman Show, it kind of reminded me of it - almost too good to be true.
Not far from the downtown area is a big beautiful mall with all the shopping one could ever dream of.  We did not make it into Denver, but Denver is probably only 10 -15 minutes away.  Previously I had mentioned Dawn moving to the Boulder area, but she is closer to Denver than Boulder.  I love this place and look forward to other trips here.
Tomorrow I leave for Canada, Belinda returns to Florida and Dawn and Gio (and Fox) will settle into their new life in Golden, Colorado.  May the force be with them.
BLou (a.k.a. Luba)

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