Even from the back streets of Golden, Colorado you can’t resist the view of the plateaus and mountains flanking this adorable town.
After dinner was done on Tuesday evening, I decided to take a ride into town and get some steps in, walking the streets, seeing the sights and getting myself a bit of hot August nights in Golden.
The weather was perfect, as you can see.
And in the intermountain West, those hot hot August afternoons start to cool down as the sun descends behind the mountains, leaving a balmy summer evening at hand for all to enjoy.
People were out in droves…and we ALL stopped to get selfies with the infamous GOLDEN sign:
Hey, I’m getting pretty good at this!
And let’s face it, no one thinks twice of anyone taking selfies in the middle of a street any more!
See what I mean?
He didn’t even blink! Ha!
I was too late to go in here…but I waved hello at everything behind the windows!
I enjoyed the wonderful sculptures!
And abundant flowers vibrantly blooming.
I love the whimsy of this one!
Cowboy scenes on building sides!
Quilt blocks above shop entrances!
Golden is a wonderful place to take time out.
I’m catching a flight home this morning, and due to having to brave my way from Golden back to the Denver airport through obnoxious morning rush hour traffic, I am leaving the hotel at 5:30am.
It’s going to be a zoo – but I’m sure I’ll live through it to tell the tale of once again parking in short term parking – to pick up a luggage cart, to get the luggage to check in. To get the car out of short term parking and return it to the rental car place a few miles away from the airport. To catch the shuttle from the car return back to the terminal to make it through security in time to board my flight.
There will be more Colorado photos to come upon my return home…but probably not tonight as I don’t get home until after 9pm.
It’s been a wonderful, memorable time and I can’t wait to share more about this experience with you.
Bye bye, Colorado! Catch you next time!