Thursday, 22 August 2013

Colorado



13th, 14th, 15th and 16th of August

All the internationals and I got ourselves to Chicago Airport for our flight down to Colorado. We were picked up at the Airport by our camp friend Annie and her beautiful mum Kate. They drove us back to their home in Boulder were we all sat up drinking champagne to celebrate Natalie's 23rd birthday! Annie and I stayed p late laying on the grass talking and staring at the stars. It was magic.


Breakfast time!


The next morning was Natalie's 23rd birthday! We presented her with a scrapbook of memories and photos and sung her the ridiculously long Birch Trail birthday song.


We went on a driving tour of the area with the whole gang. Colorado is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Seriously, look at that view!!



Emmy is Annie's sister and was one of my TM campers!


The beautiful birthday girl!




After or little tour we hung out for a while before heading to Coors Field to watch a baseball game between Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres with Annie's Dad. It was so different to see a game during the day! But wonderful!!



Annie!


Annie's amazing mum Kate.




In the evening we went to dinner for Natalie's birthday at this pub place and sung the BT song even louder! I'll never get over the view here. Ever.



A giant cookie cake was had


The next day we had a pretty relaxed morning, before heading into 'downtown Boulder' for a spot of shopping and wandering!


Boulder is such a sweet hippie town!! I bought a pair of sandals because mine were falling apart! I am very pleased by them.


Only in America.

That night, we headed into Denver with Annie's Dad Lee and his girlfriend Beth to a jazz club called Dazzle Jazz and saw a show by a trumpeter called Etienne Charles. It was pretty amazing! I ate dessert for dinner because I'm an adult and I get to make adult decisions like that.







The next day, we got early to farewell Natalie who was flying out, and the drove out to Red Rocks!



Red Rocks is a music venue as it's a natural amphitheater! We went on a hike (y'all now how much I enjoy hiking but I persevered).









It was like 32 degrees and there were people like, running and uh, exercising. I repeat, there were people doing physical activity other that leisurely hiking down and up the hill in 32 DEGREE HEAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND.




We were all dying of heat so we drove straight from Red Rocks to a swimming pool in a tiny swimming pool called Eldorado Springs. It was pretty beautiful.


That evening, we went to a street fair in Boulder and had curry and cocktails for dinner. It was a magical final night. The next day I got up ridiculously early and jumped on a plane to Nashville.

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