Boulder, CO was easily one of my favorite stops thus far. We planned it perfectly so that we arrived during their Memorial Day festivities. (Okay, we didn't plan anything.. It was complete happen stance.)
Haley spilt off from me and Karen pretty early. She was attempting to bongo her way back to Pittsburgh. Boulder was apparently much more inviting and happy to give money than Vegas. Probably because the Boulder-ians didn't just lose all of their money in an hour at the penny slots. Or maybe that they're just a more generous people. It's all up in the air.
Karen and I walked around, buying old fashioned root beers, fancy hats, and jewelry from the various vendors that were there. The individuals who were there were filled with life and an energy of kindness. To quote my mom, it's a 'radiated' energy.
We joked and laughed. We were all in great spirits until the rain came and urged the celebrations to disperse.
But before we were forced inside, we had come to grow a love and a passion for Colorado and more importantly, its people. I don't doubt that I'll be back soon. Perhaps maybe I'll even be fortunate enough to live in Colorado.. :)
Also, be sure to check out www.behippylifestyle.com as soon as you can! Bart and Leigh are passionate about the hippy lifestyle, specifically the enjoyment of nature and travel while spreading love and peace. They were the embodiment of the Boulder kindness and love, offering warm embraces to a couple of out-of-towners.
Until next time, Boulder!