Now that I’m back in San Francisco and have settled into this rain and cold weather, it’s time to share how I really felt about Colorado. Remember when I had written this post about talking to a new guy & when we first caught up? Well, this guy’s name is Bryon and I was fortunate enough that he was willing to show me around :)
When I had first arrived in CO, I stayed in Denver the first night (which I’ll get to later) and couldn’t wait to see mountains! So, the next day, we drove over to Boulder! Now, if there’s such a thing as being infatuated with a place, those are the feelings I have towards this beloved base of the Rocky Mountains.
I’m not going to lie though. My stamina isn’t as strong. Bryon took me to Chautauqua Park and I really couldn’t take walking up a simple hill. But, that’s ok! I guess I just need to build my endurance and hope that next time I plan to explore the outdoors to this extent, I’ll be able to take it. But, seeing the Flatirons up close is all worth while. I definitely recommend it.
One of the greatest moments I had was when we walked through a part of the Boulder Creek Path & were surrounded by trees! I literally couldn’t let go of how much nature existed, especially since I always get that urban feeling in SF. Taking a simple nature walk with Bryon and enjoying scenery was a huge eye-opener for me. You really just get to center yourself and re-assess a part of your life because there aren’t any distractions.
And I also noticed that people in Boulder really live the active lifestyle and just enjoy the outdoors. Something you don’t get to do often in San Francisco (unless you’re in Dolores Park that is, haha). But, the funny part about my visit to Boulder was how much it felt like San Francisco. Especially when we were walking through Pearl Street Mall, basically their downtown. The people, the fashion & style and just the whole vibe made me feel like I was back in SF, but with mountains and a high altitude of course!
All in all, Boulder was amazing. What can I say? When you’re walking through a busy street and you look up and see mountains… ya kinda get mesmerized!
More on my Colorado travels later! Stay tuned!