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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends! I hope that you are enjoying the traditional beginning of summer while still remembering those who died in Military service to the USA. I also hope that no matter how you celebrate, you do it safely.

I had a really good time yesterday. Trent and I went to the Boulder Creek Festival with two of our friends. I don't know if any of you have ever gone, but we really enjoy it. It's really fun to walk down a few blocks of the Pearl Street Mall and see the various booths and get tote bags and keychains and other freebies.

Then you walk over to Boulder Creek and sample all kinds of things like energy bars and drinks, organic milks, fruit smoothies, all kinds of stuff. There are booths with a dozen or more varieties of honey. There's skin care and massages and spiritualism and art and jewelry. And people of all shapes, sizes, and types. And their dogs. I really enjoy seeing the dogs jump into the creek and have fun, or just chill out. We saw one dog who snagged a pizza crust off the ground while his master was looking the other way, and another who tied to drink his master's beer while being carried around.

And all kinds of food, from game meats to Hawaiian stir fried noodles and veggies, meat on a stick, shave ice, pizza, bratwurst, funnel cakes, and more. There are vendors of organic produce, Philly cheese steaks, crepes, and corn on the cob. Yum. You can sit and watch the greatest show on Earth, the human race, while you have something to eat or drink and go through the bag of goodies you have collected. No, it's not the swag tents at the Academy Awards, but everybody likes to get a few freebies now and then. 

If you have a chance, they will be doing it again tomorrow. Take the kids and have some fun. Have a little snack and get some swag, Boulder Style. Get a free massage. Sample freebies of food and then chill out with some food and drink and listen to some live music. As far as bringing your dogs, I wouldn't. There's so many people that it can be scary for them, to say nothing of getting stepped on accidentally. Just hang out, and just be, and just enjoy yourself. I know I did. And now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go and put away all of my totes and such. I'm already looking forward to next year!