After my stay at Shambhala Mountain Center I headed down the mountain into the amazing little city of Boulder, Colorado which rests in the foothills of the great Rocky Mountains. I used to live and work in this magical town and when I returned for this visit I couldn’t help but wonder how in the world I ever managed to leave it. I decided it must have been during a bout of extreme insanity because Boulder – with it’s healthy foods, over 360 days of sunshine, and its vast amounts of outdoor opportunities – feels like my heaven on Earth.
After settling into my favorite motel (more on that later) I hit up the Boulder County Farmer’s Market which not only hosts a surplus of local vendors but has live music and is surrounded by Boulder Creek, a great area to bike, walk, tube, and picnic with the family.
I made off with a handful of organic carrots and my main reason for hitting up the Farmer’s Market, Sister’s Pantry chicken dumplings and ginger green tea!
Boulder Creek, a great place to relax!
After filling up on goodies at the Farmer’s Market I hit up a hiking trail that was a quick walk from my home and I used to take often, The Red Rocks Trail in Settler’s Park.
And finally, my motel for the night. As I mentioned before, I love staying in family run motels – the more history the better. I came across Silver Saddle Motel during my 2011 cross country road trip when I stopped in Boulder and couldn’t wait to stay there again! It was built in 1945 and seems to have stayed much the same over the years. Just the way I like it. :)
The next morning I woke and took off for a jog from the motel. Below are some photos from the jogging trail and a couple shots I took from the road as I drove away from the enchanting, mesmerizing, beautiful, perfect town of Boulder, Colorado!
Much more from the trip to come. For now, TODAY is the day I finally arrive at my house sitting location in Joshua Tree, California. So excited!