Beer and Outdoor Frolicking (Golden, CO)
There’s something about being in a place that brews a lot of beer that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The thought of all that water flowing down the mountainside feeding itself into happily fermenting vats, or rows of beer bottles clinking merrily on shelves. Ah yes, it gives the place a truly cozy feel. Now, the minor fact that we don’t drink beer (much) doesn’t distract from the outstanding atmosphere which can easily be supported by a few margarita’s and the company of good friends.
And that was how we found ourselves in Golden, CO.
Located just ~10 miles outside of Denver this cute little town produces more beer per capita than any other city in the US, but boasts so much other play too. Set picturesquely in the foothills of the Rockies, it’s an adult playground with an outdoor feel. You can river-raft Clear Creek in the AM, go for a jaunt at the local Farmers Market and then top it off with a Mocha at the corner coffee shop. Then, in the afternoon you can drive on into Denver for a Rockies game and spice it up with a few pre-game drinks at one of the many local breweries.
Our friends from California, Matt and Tracie joined us for the week-end and we did all that and more. We’ve got another week here so plenty of time to get into trouble and do it all again. I gotta say, I’m starting to love Colorado….
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This is a great post. We’ll have to visit there on our way out..
Lovely to “meet” you on our blog. I’ll be following your new adventure with interest too!
I don’t know if you’re still notified on comments to posts this old, but I’ll give it a try anyway. (Your most current post concerns Taggart’s health and it seemed disrespectful to go off topic on that one).
First, thanks for making the decision to start a blog on your journey. I accidentally stumbled across it while googling for info on full-time RVing (“10 Things I Wish I Knew Before…”) I continued reading from there, skipping ahead to read topics that particularly interested me, and now have gone back to start at the beginning. I appreciate your “down to earth” approach to life on the road and truly enjoy your writing style and sense of humor.
“So”, you may ask, “Why comment now?”. I was tempted to comment after reading your first-year campsite reviews that valued shady campsites over sunny ones (I realize that solar is now the reason, but it still seems funny to see you ding a place that doesn’t provide enough shade). I was able to resist until I read this sentence in the post above, “Now, the minor fact that we don’t drink beer (much)…”. I decided I had to comment on that (after I stopped laughing).
I am an “insane” planner and hate being blindsided by a problem. I want a contingency plan in place for everything, even though I know that is not possible. I am coming to believe that following your and Paul’s “evolution” over the last six years, I will see that “surprises” are inevitable all problems can be fixed. Thanks in advance for that!
…I may even develop a taste for beer…
Safe travels, and give Taggart a scratch under the chin for me!
I do still get notified, and it’s alsways fun to see that folks still read my old posts. It’s also interesting that I put more focus on shaded sites in our first year, but I think much of it was because it was SUCH a hot summer. I remember spending most of that year trying to avoid the heat…and failing. Shade was precious.
Oh and our beer habits have definitely changed. In fact there was a period we didn’t drink ANY beer (right after we went gluten-free) and it’s really only the last few years that we’ve re-introduced it in a serious way. How things change, eh?
Cheers for commenting!