Saturday, September 29, 2012

In-between Seasons

If I had a reliable car, I'd make more trips to the mountains.  Seeing as I don't, I went to a trail at the base of the foothills in Golden.
 Remy, my brother, and Terra (parent's dog) joined me as we did a trail hike for a little over an hour.  We would need to be higher up to see the Aspen trees in full color, but leaves are starting to change down here.
 Foothills (entrance to the Rocky Mountain range), and Clear Creek.  Yes, that's the actual name. ;)

 Slight incline, but an easy hike.
 Terra, looking for fish.

 Exercise = heavy panting = flappy tongue Remy.  


 On the way back, my brother and I stopped into the Coors brewery for a beer.  Just kidding.  However, when driving by the factory one is always overwhelmed (in a not good way) by the smell of barley.  Not really a Coors gal anyway.

Prior to the hike, I made a trip to the Farmer's Market.  I have a mixture of seasons represented:

Golden beet bunch (my first time purchasing!), HUGE cauliflower, Honeycrisp apples, big spaghetti squash, broccoli.  $17 total  - a slightly higher total, but I've already had an apple. . .absolutely worth it.

Hope you've had a fantastic Saturday!

16 comments:

  1. Those pics definitely look like Colorado.

    I love Remy's tongue;-)

    So you're gonna be like Maud and do the Beet thing?

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    1. I'm still afraid of red beets, but I do like golden beets - provided they are prepared well. That said, I better prepare them in a really tasty way! ;)

      Yes, the curly tongue does add to his cuteness.

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  2. Looks gorgeous! I bet the dogs loved it.
    I'm not a Coors fan either, really, but that's pretty coolto see the factory. Can one really take a tour?
    Gorgeous farmers' market haul. I love golden beets! And no stained t-shirts!

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    1. The dogs did enjoy themselves! It's about 35 minutes from home, so it's not somewhere we could go during the week but it would be great to do again in a few more weeks.

      The Coors brewery is very institutional-looking. Large, cement. Indeed you can take a tour and sample their products. Growing up close to Golden meant that Peter Coors came to our school to talk about entrepreneurship, and I toured the facility rather young. No beer was imbibed at that time, however.

      I look forward to my beet adventures this week!

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  3. We went hiking today, too, although I would much prefer to hike in the foothills. We love hiking there. :)

    Looks like a perfect day!

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    1. While in college at CU, I did hike more often than now. I briefly considered driving to Boulder, but it's 45 minutes just to get into the city! Golden is great, have you been there? It's pretty dog friendly, too!

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    2. We haven't been there, but I'll have to keep that in mind next time we come through. Colorado has so many great hiking areas.

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  4. Beautiful surroundings!! We have Budweiser near us, yes, a crappy beer. But also can smell the hops/barley. Smells like grape nuts. I love the smell, even though I hate the mega big company...............
    Could so easily live by the mountains.....

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    1. Hi! It was really lovely yesterday, I hope to get back there before all the leaves fall off the trees.

      Ah, yes! How funny, I love Grape Nuts - I should tell myself to associate the Coors smell with the cereal to make it more appetizing.

      Me too! If I was able to work from home, I would absolutely move closer to the mountains.

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  5. I had a great Saturday, but it wasn't anywhere near as beautiful as yours - what a lovely bunch of pics!

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    1. Thanks Joey! We can trade places any time - I'll let you roam around Colorado and I'll go to England. ;)

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  6. What a gorgeous day and surroundings. Is Terra a Shiba Inu? She's very cute. Of course Remy is too. Beautiful haul. I just love beets, and the golden ones are a nice change from the usual red.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! Yes, she is - at 12 years old, she still requests long walks everyday. We gave my dad the day off by taking her.

      I'm looking forward to trying out a couple of beet recipes!

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  7. OMG Ingrid what gorgeous photos! I would totally love to go hiking with you and Remy there one day. So beautiful, you captured it so well! Remy and Terra are so adorable!

    Great Farmer's Market haul! Honeycrisps, yum!! I need to re-stock for sure! I could totally go for spaghetti squash and cauliflower too :) Love everything in this post!

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    1. If I had a better camera, they would be even more amazing - honestly, these pictures do not hold a candle to the real thing! Thank you, and the pups did look extra cute that day. :)

      I should have purchased more, as I am eating through them so quickly. Good eats, to be sure!

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  8. If all else fails with the beets, you can always make beet cookies. Pretty pics. It's been awhile since I've been to CO.

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