Monthly Archives: August 2010
Spicy “Chicken” Sandwiches
Abbey (The Beer)
Abbey (The Person)
Abbey did a great job playing tambourine on stage with the Dan Craig band
I love all birds, and recently bought this little guy from my favorite outdoor market
It keeps an eye on me as I watch TV and eat my vegetables
My dad took me out for an amazing dinner at The Kitchen in Boulder on Friday. What a beautiful restaurant…I had a beer downstairs but we eventually moved upstairs for dinner. They have two different menus for the differing floors, which is really interesting!
While downstairs, I enjoyed the simplistic decor
And picked out what I would have eaten from the menu
Moving upstairs, I quickly jumped on one of the starters – Garlic Fries. They were ah-mazing
They didn’t have any Veg Mains available, so I opted for two starters
And Squash Blossoms with Ricotta Cheese Stuffing
Wow. The Corn Flan was so creamy and savory, while the Squash Blossoms were served with thinly sliced grilled zucchini. They had such a smoky grilled flavor that I would have been happy with just an entire plate of them.
My dad and I both love Toffee, so naturally we chose the Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. Here’s the picture that was taken after we attempted to re-assemble the dish after a few bites were taken…
This might have been one of my favorite meals I’ve had in Colorado. I know I say that a lot, which I can only assume means that the Denver/Boulder dining scene is constantly improving which makes me a really happy lady!
Thanks again, Dad!
What a fun weekend! Here’s my story dans les photographies. (My mom and I are talking about going to Paris in early 2011, so you’re all going to get mini French lessons along the way!)
Enjoying music with 35,000 other people is always amazing
Lots of big Bud Lites were consumed, wrapped in Festival Bandanas
My friend Kellie and I got on a seesaw that powered a sno-cone machine!
I met the Captain (and his wenches)
And got a beautiful hand-screened festival bag which I’m going to use at the grocery store
I had a great time relaxing with my friend John
And Kellie did too
I got my first tattoo (airbrushed, of course)
And Abbey got the chinese symbol for “Dragon” on her foot…badass
Then I met a model? dancer? who knows? from Beta Nightclub
And enjoyed more crowd watching
Then I drank a few Fat Tires, and decided to wear my bandana like a Samurai
Which caused my friend Kyle to cause me Ralph Macchio. So of course, I had to challenge him
I think I won…
Shortly thereafter, the sun began to sink on Day Two
I met up with some old Rapids friends
And we all went to watch Dave Matthews Band
And that was it! La Fin!
The Family that Hikes together stays together
My Aunt Susan (who I got my height, mannerisms & handwriting from) and I
On the trail, my cousin Abby proves that Dallas girls can accessorize anywhere
Little Miss Fashion Plate is more like it!
We crossed some bridges on the trail, which was fun. Did you know I love bridges of all shapes and sizes?
A mile and a half later, we arrived at the big destination, Lily Pad Pond
Your truly w/ the lilies
We then found a second, bigger lake which was a fun surprise
The rest of the day was spent eating pizza and relaxing. On Day three we decided to ride the gondola to the top of Peak 8 and try the Alpine Slide.
Cousins on the Gondola
My dad and brother on the ride up
The slide was really fun! This was the view from the top
The oldest & youngest grandchild – post slide
Killian tried out the maze next. We had fun shouting at him from the observation deck
Happy Birthday to the cousins! Killian is turning 21 on the 7th and Alex is turning 18 on the 8th. Both my grandfather and my brother have August 7th birthdays, and Susan went into labor with Alex on August 6th so we were all excited at the possiblity of having 3 birthdays on August 7th. But Alex, in fashionable style, decided to hang out and not grace us with her presence until the 8th.
After the slide, I had a couple of these…
And the rest of the day was groggy and downhill from there!
Watch out Breckenridge! The Rubles have arrived!
We’re staying in a beautiful house just outside of town. Check out the view from the back deck
First stop in Breck was Crepes a la Cart – my cousins’ favorite spot. Meet Alex & Emily
They have savory and sweet crepes – on the right is my Crepe Suzette (Butter, Sugar & Grand Marnier)
The girls opted for something a bit more decadent – Smores Crepes
We dug in – the crepes were great but probably not the best pre-dinner snack
After crepes, we met our family at Empire Burger for dinner. Here’s me and my foxy grandparents
My cousin Logan spent most of dinner checking out the scene below the restaurant
We dug in to burgers… I had a really tasty portabello sandwich with guacamole
And some out of this world Onion Rings
Crepe + Onion Rings = Happy Tummyache
I had my first Film on the Rocks experience on Tuesday. How can I have lived in Colorado for 4 years and not done that yet? I’ll never know. But – my first FOTR experience could not have been any better. I was screaming and giggling like a 12 year old the entire time. Why? The movie playing was Lost Boys, which I had yet to see. It was so fabulously 80’s and so fabulously cheesy and vampire-filled. I can’t put into words how much fun I had hooting & hollering alongside 8,000 other people at Red Rocks every time Kiefer Sutherland appeared on the big screen.
Here’s some shots from the night…
Meg and I tailgating. It was really windy, and this picture will forever serve as a reminder that I would not look good with a pixie cut…
The view entering Red Rocks. Can you see Denver way back there?
Local opening band – Snake Rattle Rattle Snake. The lead singer Hayley is super sexy!
Some views from around the park
I discovered the Red Rocks museum for the first time. My favorite pic was of Eddie Vedder in 1995
Finally the lights went down, and we were treated to beautiful views
And a Merrie Melodies Cartoon : Duck Dodger!
Then Lost Boys came on and I was immediately entranced by the vision of a vampire Kiefer Sutherland weaving through a carousel on a boardwalk in Santa Carla…
An hour and a half of yelling, popcorn, beer, wind and rain later, the film was over and the happy crowd headed back down to the big city. Good night!