Yogi and BuBu in Colorado
|Storm Clouds Over Boulder Colorado|
|BuBu on the road in Rifle Colorado|
|Cliffs practically grow out of the road so the approaches are negligible.|
|Looking out from inside one the caves in Rifle. HARD climbing!!!|
|Late Afternoon over Boulder|
|Late Afternoon over Boulder|
|Boz Skaggs in concert at wonderful outdoor venue in Denver|
I joined 2 climbing gyms, made new friends, explored and caught my breath. In early July I attended the Hanuman Yoga Festival in Boulder and took some amazing workshops. My favorite was with well-known Yoga Guru Sianna Sherman and I learned a lot in just a single session with her. Not that I can do all of it, just that I now have even more to aspire to lol. I spent some wonderful time reconnecting with friends Michael and Clarann whom I have known for many years and enjoyed their amazing and generous hospitality.
More recently, I have been talking to the two major local booksellers in Denver and Boulder and excited that they will be carrying my illustrated Children's Book The Ball in the Hall. I'm really happy to see it in these wonderful bookstores. I saw Boz Skaggs in concert outdoors and it was wonderful!! He did a marvelous job, the venue was terrific and the company was fabulous. I only wished now that I had been able to attend more outdoor concerts here. Next time I hope.
|Starting out a long overhanging lead inside the climbing gym|
|Leading near the top of a big overhang in one of the fabulous climbing gyms here|
|Me with Sianna Sherman after the Hanuman workshop. I am WAY more tired than I look here|
One of the more unexpected and cool things I experienced here was something I stumbled into completely by accident. I was just driving down the highway in the middle of nowhere and a little voice insisted rather urgently I take the next exit. No idea why and at first I thought it might even be a dead end. But then I drove around a bend and there were half a dozen or more cars all parked close together right beside the river, which was just jamming with late spring runoff. I saw a guy with a surfboard so I parked and followed. I mean how often do you see surfboards about 44 million miles from the coast? Not like the tide comes in with tasty waves to the middle of the Rocky Mountains all the time... So down the road, around the corner and under a bridge and there I find a bunch of people all surfing these incredible waves right in the middle of the Colorado River. It is simply awesome!!! What a treat, but then of course I really wished I had a board or a kayak or ... something!!
|Surfing the Colorado River - where's Gidget and Frankie???|
There is such a wealth of beautiful places within a very short drive as well. Major ski resorts such as Aspen or Breckenridge are day trips here. Estes Park at about 9000 feet is gorgeous and has some fantastic rock climbing too. I feel like I have barely scratched the surface here and so many places I want to come back to or see for the first time. I'm definitely coming back.