No weeping…yet; we’re hiking instead.

It’s now Friday the 19th of August.  Yesterday, we walked about 5 miles to find a labyrinth, to lunch with Sky and Eli Roach (who were in down from Steamboat to do pre-school shopping) and, later, to meet some local friends for dinner.

Our walk was longer than expected, since I got the GPS screwed up and took the group on a figure 8 kind of route.  Some grumbles, but it was a fine day for a long walk.  The labyrinth was not the finest we have experienced, but a calming, centering walk nonetheless.

We met a welcoming lady at the church who recommended another labyrinth in Sunshine Parkway, west of Boulder…we will try to find that one when we drive with the Staffords on Saturday.

Sky recommends we meet them at the Mediterranean for lunch…of course, it’s on Pearl.IMG_4963

Eli leaves after lunch to “shop on Pearl”…Aunt Amy springs for many new wardrobe items…yahoo!

We have enjoyed walking through the neighborhood on the way in and out of downtown Boulder.  Many beautifully restored and maintained Victorians along with Arts & Crafts type places.  In Boulder, there are some unusual scenes along the streets – check out the sign with Van Gogh’s ear and the rental sign, featuring a 1-Bedroom for $1,700/month.

The only “for sale” place we find is $1,600,000 for 5BRs and 4 baths.  It’s right above Van Gogh and left of that church-like place.

Sorry I threw in that photo of our rental home’s back yard in an earlier blog post…it’s really quite a stunning property from the rear….here’s what I see when I go out in the alley to dump the trash.

Rear view of 2228 Bluff Street, Boulder.

We are making some contacts in Boulder and environs with some of our friends from other places.  Tomorrow we will hike with Sharon Collins Deakins, who moved here a year ago.  On Thursday night, we entertain friends from Sanibel at the house for cocktails and then dinner at Via Perla (where else, on Pearl Street).  Phyllis Sharp and Robert Jacobowitz live about a block from us on Sanibel’s east end and she is a PiFi, who knows BJ Bauer and some other of our friends.

Here’s an Amy-taken photo of our buddies along with Butch and Louise.

Phyllis is involved with the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel and they are talented ballroom dancers as well.  Phyllis’ colors made us all look pretty bland.

More later about Drew and a Friday sighting of him…he seems to be very happy with his choice of Boulder.

Meanwhile, back at the shore….Cindy Roach and the twins – Garrett and Justin – visited with Suzy and Stan Chaplin at our house on Paradise Bay.  They made some pickles (see proud pickle-makers in the photo below) and then went to Cindy’s house for dinner.  We are so pleased that the Chaplins have been able to hang out and take care of our place this month as we travel the west.







Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 13-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 54 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids (1 in college/1 working). We are helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education. Helping to lead Captiva's Chapel by the Sea.

One comment

  • What spectacular colors!…and that big, furry Tom cat studying your friend amongst the flowers!…and the pickles!…and the confessional part about getting everyone lost! Haha!
    But, I was feeling like someone needed to put a Qtip in Van Gogh’s ear, just so he could (finally!) have the full experience.🤔


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