Tuesday, November 14, 2023

A Trip of Conspicuous Consumption - A Day in Boulder, Colorado

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Between leaf peeping season and ski season there must be a lull in travel to Denver, Colorado. Frontier Airlines runs round-trip flights between Detroit and Denver for about $50. Of course, that’s just the base fare. If you want to check a bag or even use the overhead you are going to pay more. However, with a bit of care and maybe not too much conspicuous consumption you can make a quick trip to the Mountain West for very little money. Andy and I have done this before. It’s time to do it again.

Photo taken Nov 11, 2023 at 10:07 PM

Walking down Pearl Street in Boulder. There are places with hour-long lines for breakfast nearby. We found Illegal Pete’s and had massive tasty burritos - no waiting (that would change later in the day). Now it’s time to explore. Andy, in his Bushcraft Spain, poncho leads the way.

—November 11, 2023 at 10:07 PM.

Photo taken Nov 11, 2023 at 11:39 AM

While the outdoor stores like Montbell, Fjallraven, Patagonia, and others are the main draw don’t forget places like The Poster store. Photo by Andy Mytys

—November 11, 2023 at 11:39 AM.

Photo taken Nov 11, 2023 at 2:49 PM

If shopping isn’t enough maybe you’ll catch a street performance like this one by Sam Malcolm. It was more fun for his interaction with the audience than the jiggling which was good too.

—November 11, 2023 at 2:49 PM.

What Did We Get?

Let’s see: a pair of nice leather gloves - for use mostly around the fire or when dealing with wood, a very soft and warm balaclava, long john bottoms, a trekking pole that I then returned because  even though it folds real small - about 12” - I wasn’t sure I could take it as carry-on (I’ve bought it from the online store), a pair of comfy house/travel slippers.

 Andy bought a scarf, leather gloves, Nomex gloves, hiking insoles, a very light travel bag,  slippets, and something else. He also got a haircut to tame the mass. 

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