To celebrate being back in Boulder, the land of my birth, I went with my parents to have the most Boulderite day ever on Wednesday! We rolled on our Patchouli oil, put on our Birkenstock sandals, and headed out in the cool rainy May weather.
Our stops for the day:
- Chautauqua Dining Hall, where I order a brie pizza and 7 Chakra herbal tisane
- McClintock Trail, to survey the damage from the 2013 thousand-year flood
- The Trident Cafe on Pearl Street, for Puerh Tea and a look at second hand books
- Piece, Love, and Chocolate for locally-made truffles
- Redstone Meadery for free tasters and mead to bring home for our fire ceremony on Saturday
- Whole Foods’ flagship store on East Pearl Street, for dinner fixings
Boulder really has changed a lot in recent years. Even since I graduated in 2010 from CU-Boulder, buildings are going up all over and places I used to love are no more. I had a sense, walking around in the Trident, that it might not be here when I come back next. It might move on to its next incarnation. Secondhand books might be going away soon, as even a Neo-Luddite like me now has a Kindle.
Boulder changes, and it doesn’t. It’s good to go sample while I’m here!