The Boulder Foothills make for a great photo backdrop (us with Brian & Chantal's daughter Alexandra)
We just love getting to spend time with our great friends and "next-door neighbors" Richard & Kristy
Chipmunk with a prized strawberry
Artist's Point on Flagstaff Road just west of Boulder
Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park
Loch Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park -- a worthy summer hiking destination
End of an era! We sold our 1993 Vandura Van and 1993 Geo Storm and purchased a silver 2005 Toyota Matrix
Alberta Falls on the hike to Loch Lake
We got to know Charlotte, a French exchange student from Corsica
Getting to visit with great friends like Dan & Ayse was one of our main reasons for coming back to Boulder (Dan with daughter Gigi above)
Where We Be
Picture perfect summer's day at Lake Estes near Rocky Mountain National Park
Boulder, Colorado -- Summer
Wow, what an incredibly busy two months in
Boulder! First and foremost, we got to spend lots
of time with our friends, reconnecting after a long
time away. We also reconnected with the great
Boulder scenery, going on a number of local
hikes and bike rides.

On the practical side, we sold our 1993 Vandura
Van and our 1993 Geo Storm and purchased a
much newer and more gas-efficient 2005 Toyota
Matrix. We also sold all the remaining furniture in
our storage unit and moved the remaining items
(mostly boxes) to a smaller 5x10 unit. Trust me
when I say this was a big chore. We changed our
mailing address and worked towards changing
our residency to Madison, South Dakota.

We found a great apartment in South Boulder to
call home for these two summer months. We
found it through Craigslist and sublet it at a
reduced price from two grad students. I also
bought an inexpensive mountain bike on
Craigslist and used it to explore the local Boulder
bike paths (wonderful!). During the hottest
summer days, I swam in the pool at our apartment
complex. In the evenings we reveled  in Mexican,
Thai, and Indian food, watched the Beijing
Olympics, and hung out with friends.