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Down the road to Boulder CO – Part 1

My husband is a former Boulderite. An original Boulderite he likes to say because he grew up there when it was full of hippies, artists, writers and musicians. Kind of like how it is today but with less Yoga.

With his family still in Boulder it was time for a road trip. It takes about 16 hours of driving to get to Boulder from Calgary. Fortunately CB and Kona travel well and sleep in the car while we driving.

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hanging out in the family garden

Boulder also happens to be a pretty dog friendly place to visit. There a few places that don’t allow pets, for example the Pearl Street mall, but there is plenty to see and do with you dog and plenty of nice neighborhoods to walk around. You might end up seeing some pretty cool houses; not sure how many of you would recognize this one, it’s known locally as the Mork and Mindy house. Nanoo Nanoo!

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No aliens here today

You might run into something like this at the back of someone’s yard.

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There were a number of events happening while we were in Boulder including the Ironman 70.3 Boulder so the hotels were pretty booked up. We were able to find pet friendly accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express in North Boulder. It was a relatively quiet place to stay despite the fact that the hotel was full over the weekend with triathletes. Too bad the guy with the Cervelo team didn’t know how to park his trailer.

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Hmm, full hotel + 1 parking spot per room = major Cervelo parking fail and a few not so very happy guests that couldn’t find parking that night.

I would stay there again even though it’s on the outskirts of town. We’ve normally stayed close to Naropa but this place is more than fine and it had a decent breakfast as well. Plus you drive by Lucky’s Bakehouse and Creamery on your way from and to the hotel. Conveniently located for those ice cream emergencies. I have to admit we stopped more than once.

Boulder 1 1We had a pretty busy 6 days there and spent most of our time visiting with family and friends. We did manage to get in some nice walks with CB and Kona in town and I’ll post about those next week in Boulder Part 2.