Fun With Friends – Part 2 – Boulder

Day one with Patty, Rita and Julia was in Denver. Fun With Friends – Part 1 – Denver Day two was spent in Boulder. We started off with lunch at the Dushanbe Teahouse a place I have introduced to you before as well. The Dushanbe Teahouse I love bringing guests here because it so different and unique, plus the food is very good too.

Julia, Patty and Rita standing outside. All of these tiles were hand made and shipped over from Kazakhstan.

It was once again, a scorchingly hot day, so the first thing we wanted when we sat down was something cool and refreshing to drink. We started off with one of their specialty house iced teas. It hit the spot.

And then we ordered. We shared some shrimp cakes,

then we ordered some chicken curry with purple carrots,

and Patty ordered a shrimp salad.

After lunch we were all deliciously satisfied and ready to move on to our next adventures.

As soon as we left the restaurant the street was setting up for a farmer’s market and the bread vendor had their breads out on display. They were mouthwatering. But no one was there so we couldn’t purchase any. Julia said we should have just taken some, since they are from California and their new law states that you can’t be prosecuted for stealing anything under $950. We would have had to steal A LOT of bread to make that $950 limit, but we were good. We only salivated over the breads, we didn’t take any. Darn! We talked about going back and getting some of the bread after we came down from the mountain, but we all forgot about it. Next time.

One of the many things Colorado is known for is its mountains. We have them all around us. After lunch, we headed up the Flagstaff pass. It was filled with very sharp hairpin twists and turns, but it was a very beautiful drive. We made quite a few stops along the way to take in the vistas. Here we are with a gorgeous view of Boulder below.

Boulder is only about 15-20 minutes away form us, but sometimes it seems like a whole world away. The mountains in Boulder are known as the Flatirons because of the flat side on the front.

A Boulder boulder.

After our fun Boulder adventures it was time to come back home. I cooked us a simple meal of Thai inspired pork loin with rice and vegetables that we all enjoyed out on our deck. While we driving around through Boulder, we saw a doe, but since I was driving and there was no place to stop, I couldn’t take any pictures. While we were enjoying the cool evening out on our deck we saw a huge great horned owl it our neighbor’s tree, but it was so dark none of my pictures came out. You’ll have to settle for a stock photo instead.

We did our best to make sure Patty, Rita and Julia all got to see as much of our beautiful area as possible in their short time here. I think we succeeded. 🙂

Have a great day and always live life to the fullest. Stay cool, stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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