On Thursday we said goodbye to Clark, Swathi, Sruthi and Soren and then headed to Boulder for the early afternoon. It wasn’t raining on Thursday, so we got a much better chance to actually experience the city. First we headed to the National Center for Atmospheric Research and learned all about weather.
Then we headed to Pearl Street and at lunch at some yummy Boulder sandwich shop. I think it was called Organic Sandwiches, but I could be wrong. Whatever it was, we were pleased.
Then we went to Rocket Fizz where Lydia spent the two dollar bill the tooth fairy gave her the night before. (She lost a tooth on our trip!) She and Mary had $2 each to buy a treat for the plane. I also got a bag of the most incredible taffy in the craziest flavors. Then the kids spent time on Pearl Street playing in the kid areas.
Suitably impressed with Boulder, we then drove to Denver to visit both sets of Abe’s maternal grandparents (who are divorced). First we visited Grandpa Edmondson. I was so sad that we didn’t get a picture with him, but we did get one of his porch!
After our visit, Abe kept exclaiming how mellow his grandpa had become. He mentioned it again to his aunt and uncle during David’s wedding the following weekend, and they told him that the reason his grandpa seemed mellow was because their son had just delivered him a load of weed. 🙂
Then we went to see Abe’s Grandma Forsythe, whom I adore. She told us a story about how God told her to get up and walk. She had not walked in NINE YEARS. When she informed her physical therapist that she intended to walk, they said nobody does that after not walking for nine years. She replied that her physician (the Great Physician) had advised her to try. The therapist consented, and she walked!!! Now she can walk thirty steps!!! We are so proud of her and love her so much.
Then it was off to the 16th Street Mall in Denver for dinner. By then it was almost 9pm, so we just walked a couple blocks before heading into Maggiano’s, which happened to be close and open. Ammon ate an entire bowl of mussels, among many other things. We all ate too much and then headed to our hotel to collapse for the night. Ammon finally slept through the night that night!