Livengoods in Boulder

The original date on this post was June 9, 2018. It was updated on June 15. The photos were taken by one of the participants of our little family gathering (or a kind person on site). Thanks, all, for your contributions to this post!

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, three of the Livengoods joined us in our little rental house here in Boulder, Colorado (Rick joined us on Sunday, June 10). We’re sorry the rest of the family couldn’t come!

Our many activities fell into the following four categories, and the photos below are categorized the same way:

  1. Games and Entertainment. We solved an Enigma puzzle and escaped from the escape room (you can Google “Enigma escape” for more information about this fun phenomenon). The Livengoods did a very difficult jigsaw puzzle. We went to a Rockies-Diamondbacks baseball game. We visited a butterfly pavilion.
  2. Hiking and Sightseeing. We hiked locally at Boulder Creek and the Enchanted Mesa, and we drove to Rocky Mountain National Park and hiked there. We visited the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
  3. Shopping and Eating. We dined on Pearl Street (for example, Pasta Jay’s and the West End Tavern) at the Chatauqua dining hall, and in the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. We browsed the Boulder Bookstore.
  4. We all enjoyed visiting regional universities of possible interest to Matthew, Miranda, and their friends. Those included University of Colorado (at Boulder and at Denver) and Colorado State University.
Games and Entertainment
Yay! We escaped in record time!
Yay! We solved the puzzle and escaped from the room in record time! What a team!
Miranda getting her butterfly tattoo
Miranda getting her butterfly tattoo
Ellen reacting to her daughter's butterfly "tattoo"
Ellen reacting to her daughter’s butterfly “tattoo”
Rick getting a unicorn "tattoo"
Rick getting a unicorn “tattoo”
Rick showing off his unicorn "tattoo"
Rick showing off his unicorn “tattoo”
Trying on hats at the Butterfly Pavilion
Trying on hats at the Butterfly Pavilion
Twin butterflies
Twin butterflies
Ellen fearing her encounter with Rosie the tarantula
Ellen fearing her encounter with Rosie the tarantula
Ellen enjoying her encounter with Rosie the tarantula
Ellen enjoying her encounter with Rosie the tarantula
Grandma and Rosie
Grandma and Rosie
Swinging near the Boulder Creek path
Swinging near the Boulder Creek path
Whose initials?! (Boulder Creek path)
Hamming it up at the Rockies-DBacks baseball game
Hamming it up at the Rockies-DBacks baseball game
Livengoods playing the Iota game
Livengoods playing the Iota game
Miranda and Ellen doing a jigsaw puzzle
Miranda and Ellen doing a jigsaw puzzle
Matthew at a park along Boulder Creek
Matthew at a park along Boulder Creek
Flowers for the butterflies
Flowers for the butterflies
Hiking and Sightseeing
Hiking at Hollowell Park (Rocky Mountain National Park)
Hiking at Hollowell Park (Rocky Mountain National Park)
Hiking at Hollowell Park
Hiking at Hollowell Park
Hollowell Park Sign
Hollowell Park Sign
View from the Hollowell Park trail
View from the Hollowell Park trail
Hiking at Enchanted Mesa
Hiking at Enchanted Mesa
Hiking at Enchanted Mesa
Hiking at Enchanted Mesa
Matthew relaxing on the Enchanted Mesa trail
Matthew relaxing on the Enchanted Mesa trail
Taking a selfie on the Enchanted Mesa trail
Taking a selfie on the Enchanted Mesa trail
NCAR poster
NCAR poster
View from the plane (taken by Ellen)
View from the plane (taken by Ellen)
Shopping and Eating
Boulder Bookstore in Pearl Street
Boulder Bookstore in Pearl Street
Pasta Jay's on Pearl Street
Pasta Jay’s on Pearl Street
Pasta Jay's sign
Pasta Jay’s sign
Stanley Hotel in Estes Park
Stanley Hotel in Estes Park
Dressed for cool weather at the Stanley Hotel
Dressed for cool weather at the Stanley Hotel
View at Chatauqua
View at Chatauqua
Sunset at Chatauqua
Sunset at Chatauqua
Sunset at Chatauqua
Cute little bunny at Chatauqua
"Minnetonka" for the Blomquists
“Minnetonka” for the Blomquists
Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street Mall
University Visits
UC Denver buildings (physical therapy)
UC Denver buildings (physical therapy)

 

UC Denver
UC Denver

 

Cam the Ram at CSU, Fort Collins
Cam the Ram at CSU, Fort Collins

 

Matthew and sign at CSU
Matthew and sign at CSU

 

Occupational Therapy building at CSU
Occupational Therapy building at CSU

 

Miranda and Ellen on the CSU oval
Miranda and Ellen on the CSU oval

 

Occupational therapy sign (good thought, yay occupational therapists!)
Occupational therapy sign (good thought, yay occupational therapists!)

One thought on “Livengoods in Boulder”

  1. Looks like a beautiful place. Had dinner with Rick on Friday, watching the Warriors sweep the Cavs. Have fun, Miss you all

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