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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

This Evening

July 13th, 2008 · No Comments

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Nancy and I went out to dinner at Flagstaff House this evening. It was the first time I had ever been there in the four years I’ve lived in Boulder. The last time she had been there was more than 40 years ago.

Everything exceeded our expectations. The food, the atmosphere, the view, and the company was wonderful. Here was the view from our table:

The View from Our Table

The View from Our Table

The food was especially good. I had ahi tuna with hearts of palm, avocado, and an edible marigold as my main course:

My Dinner at Flagstaff House

My Dinner at Flagstaff House

I also had an arugula salad grown at Cure Organic Farms. I know the owner, Ann Cure, from the Farmers Market and Community Supported Agriculture.

After dinner, Nancy asked me it I wanted to go to a performance of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Of course, I said yes!

It was, of course, already sold out of all 1400 seats inside the 109-year-old Chautauqua Barn. We had standing room just outside, which is even better — free and cooler. Much better than a paid seat, like I got a week ago when I went there to hear one of my favorite guitarists, Richard Thompson.

The symphony, one of the greatest ever written, was wonderful. Great too in its scale. A 60-member orchestra and a 120 in the chorus. It was worth standing for.

What a classy evening!

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