Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Low Key Day Three

We didn't have any particular plans yesterday, so we decided to just hang out. After lunch in town, we toured the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Museum. There was a lot of cool stuff there, but I have to admit it was a bit disappointing. It's tucked in a corner of a room full of other museum pieces. I guess I thought given the attitude about mountain biking in the area, it would have a position of a little more prominence. Still, there were some good representations of early mountain bike models, including a couple pieces my husband coveted. It was also interesting to read about the inductees over the years.

After the visit to the museum, we spent the afternoon hanging out by the pool and hot tub at our hotel. Since I didn't bring a bathing suit, I just lounged around and read my book, although I did stick my legs in the hot tub for a minute.
The weather in Colorado has been a bit chillier than I expected. The temps have been hovering somewhere around the high 60s for the duration of our trip so far. I've been taking a hoodie with me most of the places we go and wearing jeans in the evenings. Once the sun goes down it gets really cold. However, it's actually very pleasant in the sun, and the sun has been shining pretty much the whole time we've been here. In fact, we both got a bit of sunburn yesterday afternoon.

While I was reading my book, a couple of hummingbirds flew over to the planter that was right next to my chair. They were fearless. I actually got into my purse and got the camera out and took pictures of them and they stayed there the whole time. It was really cool.
We got cleaned up and went into town to eat at a sushi restaurant called Lil's. It had come to us highly recommended and we were looking forward to eating there. We weren't disappointed, either. We ate and ate and ate. I started out with the best cup of hot and sour soup I've ever had. Then we had an appetizer of scallops wrapped in bacon with some type of a vinaigrette sauce. Next up was sushi. We ordered two kinds—something called cizz, which was salmon and cream cheese with some type of crispy wrapping around the edges and cheese melted on top, and surf and turf, which was beef, rice, lobster and avocado. I was really excited because this is the first sushi I've ever liked, and I've tried several things previously.
My entree was crab cakes. Everything was arranged very beautifully on the plate, and this time, we remembered to take pictures before we started eating. Chris decided to try the elk tenderloin with some kind of cherry reduction. After the meal, feeling overly stuffed, we spent the remainder of the evening at a local bar, the Forest Queen, having cocktails and chatting with the bartender.

1 comment:

Ali B. said...

The food... the relaxing... you are kill'n me! ughhhhh... :) Thanks for letting me live through your vacations.