Yesterday was so cold and cloudy in Boulder that Karen and I didn’t even consider going to the mountains. But we wanted to get out after not leaving my apartment once on Thanksgiving.
So we hiked along the South Boulder Creek trail from Marshall Road to the Recreation Center and back. Good thing we wore our warmest clothes, because the temperature in the morning was only 23. It reached an official high of 27.
Hiking as fast as we could, except over a few patches of ice, we went exactly 10 kilometers, in other words 6.2 miles, in practically no time. At least it seemed like that since we were together.
The trail was flat and practically bare of snow. The main attraction is a colony of prairie dogs that have little fear of humans. They are right along the trail.
Here is my personal photographer turned toward the prairie dogs.
Here is one of the pictures that Karen took with her camera.
In the afternoon we drove down to Arvada, a suburb of Denver, to pick up many wonderful spices at the new Penzey’s spice store. Then, we drove a few more miles to the Whole Foods store in Lakewood. It’s the most wonderful market and deli. We had a very fine lunch there.
In the evening we visited my friends Norm and Sandy at their home. We all hit it off so well.