A Little Girl Time

Colorado State ParksI just love waking up to a sunrise over water.  This was my view from our campsite at St. Vrain State Park, Colorado on Sept. 8, 2014.  Not a bad way to start the day, eh!

coffee with a view

I enjoy morning coffee and a sunrise at St. Vrain State Park, Colorado

I couldn’t wait to throw on some clothes and go for a morning stroll.  The waters were calm and the birds were chirping.   Yes, I do love camping near water.Colorado State ParksColorado State Parks Colorado State ParksI strolled around the state park taking in the still beauty of the morning.  It turned out to be a wonderful day filled with explorations and ended with dinner over at LuAnn and Terry’s place.

Thank you Terry and Lu for a lovely evening and to LuAnn for a very tasty meal.

It didn’t take LuAnn and I long to reconnect.  We first met here online as fellow bloggers a couple of years ago and then met face to face in February 2013. We were quick to set up a girls day, but our plans needed to be flexible due to the fickle weather.Colorado State Parks I’d been wanting to explore Chautauqua Park in Boulder and when I made mention of this park to Lu, she was game.  We were both really looking forward to a hike but we awoke to a rainy and dreary morning.  The weather forecast was for more rain, but as we were ready to head out on plan B (shopping at an indoor mall) the skies cleared.Boulder trailsWe took full advantage of this window of opportunity in the weather and set off on the trail at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado.  The trail was a steady uphill climb heading ever so closer to the base of the Flatirons that had me winded due to my nonstop chatting.

Flatirons Boulder Colorado

the Chautauqua Park trail is a steady uphill climb – a view of the town of Boulder and the red roofs of the University of Colorado can be seen in the distance

Boulder ColoradoSince we weren’t sure what the weather was going to do, we opted for a short stroll that day instead of a serious hike and of course, these two shutter bugs had to stop for plenty of photo ops.  Those are the Flatirons in the distance.Flatiron Boulder Colorado After our lovely stroll, we headed over to the Flatiron Mall for a little shopping and lunch.  It turned out to be a day of plan A and plan B.  Yes, it was the perfect girl’s outing that was over way too soon!Flatirons Boulder Colorado Patagonia Lightweight Travel Sling Black The SAK Iris Cross-Body,Black,one size


37 thoughts on “A Little Girl Time

  1. I’ve told her she needs to get a good camera and start blogging. I think she might once she gets on the road and doesn’t have shopping to occupy her time. LOL

  2. Hoping to get a girls day in IL and more in TX, haven’t had much of that this summer and miss it. You’re making us really miss CO with all of the gorgeous pictures.

  3. What a wonderful day! I love hanging out with my girlfriends, and you planned the perfect outing. It’s so much fun to share hiking and photography — hope I can share an adventure with you somewhere along the road. 🙂

  4. It was so good to reconnect with you Ingrid and have some girl time. Thanks so much for being my tour guide. Hope to see you again before we lead Colorado. 🙂

  5. I finally got some girl time too….long lost old friend came for a visit today….I’m so recharged!! You two looked so happy from the trail…spirited souls! Now to find those pants 🙂

  6. What a treat to waking up to a sunrise over wate, then have a cup of coffee 🙂
    I think you read my mind, I have been wanting to search a travel bag like the first one 🙂 Thank you so much, Ingrid!

  7. How fun to have a girls day out. I bet there was tons of conversation, laughs and little husband bashing going on. Only kidding about the husband bashing….maybe, maybe not…hehe

    • Husband bash? I think not…. wink, wink! Perhaps you and I will run into each other this winter as it seems we’ll both be in Texas AND Arizona 🙂

    • We did have a great day and both wished we had stayed on the trail longer. The weather held out until about noon and then the skies opened. I’m hoping to meet up with LuAnn again before we all start our migration south…. finger crossed 🙂

  8. Girl time is essential to life, and if it can be combined with photography and beautiful scenery it’s all the better.

  9. I have this feeling that if you and I ever did a “girl’s day” we would need to take a Bail Bondsman’s card with…just sayin’.

    • It’s probably best you’ll be in FL and we’ll be in TX this winter, or I’d have to kidnap you for a day of gallivanting. Hmm, a trip at the end of next summer might find us in your neck of the woods. Then you can get me into trouble 🙂

  10. Beautiful as usual! I haven’t been on here in a long time – went back to work, and I write so much each week, the last thing I want to do when I get home is write some more!
    I’ve turned my sister-in-law on to your blog though. Her name is Connie Tyler. She and her husband just bought an RV and are in the process of selling their home to go RVing full time!
    She is loving your blog and finds it helpful!
    I hope they enjoy it as much as you do. Have a great week!

    • Welcome back Darla. I can understand why you wouldn’t want to write even more. Thanks for passing along my blog to you sil. Hopefully she’ll start a blog so I can follow her journey 🙂

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