Colorado Birthday

It’s been 1 week since my birthday and I think I need to fill you all in on how we really celebrated. Eric had to attend a conference for work in Golden Colorado and I decided to tag along on the free hotel stay, so SURPRISE! we went to Colorado last week!

We left on Wednesday night and flew straight to Denver (don’ t you love direct flights?!) and then hitched a ride with some other work guys from Eric’s company to our hotel in Golden. I was fighting a nasty cold for the first few days and got to spend 2 glorious days laying in bed in my hotel room ordering room service and taking multiple naps as I watched free HBO. Best 2 days I’ve had in a while and they were exactly what the doctor ordered. Eric was busy attending conference sessions and making presentations.

So where is Golden Colorado? It’s in the surrounding Denver area and is a small college town. The Colorado School of Mines is located there along with the Coors brewery. This is the main street:

After about 3 days in Golden, we headed closer to Denver where some friends from college live and they were nice enough to let us stay with them for 2 nights. It was so nice to catch up with them and a little strange to think that college was over 5 years ago…time sure flies!

Anyway, the trip was great and we are finally getting back into the swing of regular life again. The trip was also the reason the blog has not been quite as active this week, things just got crazy.

Next week, I’ll fill you in all all the food and fun from Denver complete with more pictures and travel suggestions.

PS – Anyone still following Top Chef?! We caught up on last week’s episode of restaurant wars last night and watched the latest episode with Charlize Theron and Eric Ripert! The food last night was incredible, the best they’ve had all season. And I was happy to see Beverly go home, she was working my nerves with her kitchen etiquette. How about you guys? What did you think?