Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chalk Art 2016

The first weekend of June is Chalk Art festival in Denver.  And every year for the last 5 years, Jay and his buddy Nate hunker down on the hot streets of Denver to turn out some amazing artwork.  Its such a fun weekend to watch all these different artists come out and put down some beautiful and surprising chalk art.

For the last 3 years, Nate and Jay wear matching Kelly Kapowski (Saved by the Bell) t-shirts.  It started as a bit of a joke, but it has turned into quite a "thing"!!  People will come up to the two of them and take pictures and comment on their shirts.  This year, Nate's wife and I decided to join in on the fun and got ourselves Zach Morris tshirts!
Another great part of this year's festival was a wonderful (short) visit from my Miller-twin and her hubs!  They were in town for a wedding, from THAILAND. They've been living there for the last few years and the last time we saw each other was when they were here for our wedding.  I miss these two so much and hope that they'll be moving back to the states soon!!

Memorial Day camping

As usual, Jay and I headed up to the mountains for our annual Memorial Day camp trip!  Usually we take Friday off as well, to give us a nice loooooonnng weekend.  This year, we weren't able to do it since I started a new job and didn't have the time to take yet.

But, we went anyway.  We hadn't made reservations anywhere, but figured we'd find something!  And we did.  We camped near South Fork, CO which is southwest of Denver and about a 4 hour drive.  Worth it. TOTALLY worth it.  The campsite we found was totally empty!  On Memorial Day weekend! What??

It was chilly but beautiful and the best way to spend a long weekend!  This summer has turned out to be very busy and we haven't gone camping since!! But.. don't worry, we've got a few more trips up our sleeves.

Going backwards again - Chicago in May

Since so much has happened and I can't seem to keep up with my posts... we'll be going backwards in time so I can finally catch up with things.

After my trip to San Francisco to see Claire, Jay and I headed to Chicago for a few days!  It was a business/work trip for him, but I was lucky enough to tag along... see some friends and see my dad!

We love playing tourist in Chicago, and this trip was no different.  It was 80 degrees our first full day there, so we trekked out to the planetarium for a fun visit.
The next day, the weather turned windy and cold!!  The next few days remained that way, but it didn't stop us from playing tourist with dad and taking the architectural tour on the Chicago River.  Such a fun thing to do, even though I did it last year with Miss Eileen.
this picture makes me giggle 
All in all, a wonderful trip.  Short but sweet!