Pumpkin Ice Cream and more…

Cyrus and I are in the middle of closing on our first house in Evergreen, CO–a mountain home!  I thought it would be nice to make a special dinner to celebrate.  We made it to the next step in the process–time for the appraisal next week (crossing our fingers!). Last night I prepared the pumpkin custard…

Welcome Weekend Back in the Cutest Town of Golden

Well this is where the whole RV adventure begin and the inspiration for this blog.  Now I’ve come full circle, and I’m back for good (minus the RV home)… I am officially living in Colorado!  I can’t move in my place until Sunday, so I’m staying with Cyrus in the mean time just a few…

Raining Coffee and Beer

To start the day, I had coffee at Common Grounds prior to an interview in downtown Denver, which I thought went quite well.  Then I walked a ways down the road  and met a friend we all know as Cyrus at Purple Door Coffee.  After doing some work there we had lunch at this awesome…

Neder Nederland

You’ll find a treasure if you stay there… A breathtaking drive on the way to the trail head    The trail to Crater Lakes – James Peak Wilderness Follow Crater Lakes Trail as it climbs steeply for a mile and crosses the narrow spit of land between the two main lakes.  We took a 6 mile trail because…

Out and about in Denver

We were headed to Sassafras (located just near Mile High Stadium) but realized it was Broncos game day so rerouted to Jezebel’s Southern Bistro and Bar to experience this delightful surprise.  I have to say this is my first time to be served in a personal sized cast iron skillet and it was wonderful.  This…

Boulder and Brews

After our hike up in Nederland, we picked up Frank in Boulder and check out the new Avery Brewing Company.  I love Frank’s house, especially his heated pool and his dog Hazel (she appreciates the pool as well).  He offered to share his local beer collection too!  After one post hike beer and collecting all…

Sassafras 

This quaint cafe is tucked in the neighborhood of Northwest Highland- Denver and is a wonderful breaky spot!  We started with a homemade biscuit n mushroom gravy drizzling it with their homemade hot sauce and jalapeno pepper jelly.  I chose the Fried Green Tomato Benedict–the usual option when I can find it–with a side of cheddar…

Glaze of Denver: “Happiness is a Piece of Cake” indeed!

Here is the amazing cake baking oven that rolls and bakes the cake in layers on a spinning wheel sort of mechanism.  A rack of cake rods (or wheels) The glass cake baking room for rubbernecking   The cake bar The options for the amazing final baked creations to try   I prefer Matcha   …

A Haunted House

This 70’s Cold Case that happened (on my birthday…eeek) over 40 years ago made the Lumber Baron Inn what it is today. I stayed in the eerie basement in the “Innkeepers Suite”. The Sunday night I stayed happened to be the Murder Mystery Dinner evening. Just taking a tour of the place before everyone arrives Unfortunately, I…

LoHi

This will hopefully be my near future neighborhood! Rootdown:  my favorite restaurant in Denver so far Maci Cafe, this small Italian gem, is authentically Euro!  I felt like I stepped off the streets of LoHi right into Italy.  They have the perfect espressos (Italian style- short and strong!) with the perfect natural crema and the…

Great American Beer Festival

I have been to Boundary Bay Brewery in WA and Boneyard in Bend!  Sweet to see some of the breweries I have visited in their home towns. These two were getting married…so romantical, a beer fest weddin’! We made out like bandits on souvenirs. We definitely don’t need this many bottle openers; I am sure…