|If you know me well, you know I'm a summer girl. I have to force myself out the door when it's below 70 degrees - and I come alive as the thermometer reaches toward 100. I know a lot of you thought I was nuts when I moved from dry, temperate, bug-free Denver to hot, humid, home-of-the-mosquito Alabama, but I tell ya, it was bliss for me (you just stay inside during the hours of 4:00 and 6:00pm when the mosquitoes come out to feed).
But anyway, here I am back in my beloved Denver and it's SUMMER! Yay!!! It's time to play!
HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES
Patio Dining - I love to sit outside on a shaded deck or patio, sipping a margarita. You, too? Here are a couple of links to some "Best of" outdoor dining spots in Denver.
My all-time favorite is Highlands Garden Café - but only when I have a bunch of dollars burning a hole in my pocket.
Dog-Parking - Since most of you last saw me, I have three new dogs in my household. We moved from a country home on four acres to a city home on, uh, 4,670 sqft, so going to the dog park helps my country dogs burn off some excess energy.
My favorite is the one at Berkeley Park (roughly I-70 & Sheridan), mainly because it's just up the street from me. But there are others! Click here for a list. If you ever want a dog-parking partner, just let me know! I'd love to hook our furry friends up.
Rollerblading - When I lived in Alabama, I SO missed the bike paths in Denver. I didn't realize that other cities aren't criss-crossed with roller-bladable trails and paths the way Denver is. My preferred spot is Sloan's Lake, but I can be easily convinced to drive over to Confluence Park to pick up the trail there and cruise thru the city.