Wednesday happened, but apparently we forgot to take any pictures, so you will have to take our word for it. In the morning we met Sarah and her girls at the Apex for swimming. Clare and I went out to lunch, and then later the kids went to Skate City. Dave made tasty quiche for dinner.
By Thursday we were all starting to get a bit more used to the rocky mountain time zone, which meant that instead of waking up at 2 am and struggling to get back to sleep, we all woke up about 6 a.m. We had an early breakfast, and decided to do a few things around Arvada before heading up to Boulder to see Greg and Mekayla. The boys went to the driving range to hit some balls, and the girls went to Target to pick up a few items of clothing for which the American version seems to fit better than the German version.
Shortly after we got back, we got a surprise visit from Louie and Angie Fender, old friends of Dave and Ellen from Indiana. We chatted with them for awhile, then headed up to Boulder to meet the Ichneumons for lunch at a Mexican restaurant (we have really missed Mexican food). Centro is definitely much more of a hipster fusion Mexican style than Tequillenos, which was a nice contrast. The employees all wore t-shirts saying “build tacos not walls”. After lunch we walked around the Pearl St. mall some, enjoying the scenery, the street performers, and the splash pad. Meg really wanted a snow cone, but the rest of us held out for Sweet Cow ice cream, which was very tasty. Afterwards we hung out and Greg and Mekayla’s house, catching up on all the happenings of the last year. We worked together to make a simple yet tasty dinner of pasta with sautéed veggies and sauce. It reminded me that I haven’t really cooked with friends in a long time. It was really great to see them.