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Monday, March 13, 2017

Random Catching Up: Nederland, CO 2/19/17

It was a Sunday. I needed to get out of the house. I'd been having trouble doing that since I broke my ankle in October. Mostly, I just couldn't walk for a while. Then it just turned into a bad habit. I thrive on being outside, but sometimes I forget how refreshing it is.

My initial idea was to go to The Train Cars Coffee Shop and do a little remote working. I did manage to find it, wandered through.


The outside of the train cafe


Inside: the menu and staff. They were very friendly and I will take some time there my next trip out that way. I love the sign: "I just want to sip coffee and pet my dog." I'm surprised that wasn't enough to entice me to stay there.


Seating inside the train cafe

I didn't stay there though, finding myself rather indecisive. So Kobi and I wandered down to a park, a short distance away, where we found a little winter wonderland.



I loved the iced-over pond and cross-over bridge. The temperature was moderate and there really wasn't that much snow. Just the remnants here ... at least where I was. I didn't explore much more that day.


Another bridge ... a cross-over from some of the town homes to the park.


Looking out over Barker Reservoir in the distance. I wasn't up for going too far on the snow-covered path. I was still pretty skittish about slipping.


My favorite sound comes from streams and creeks.

After our little wander, I went to another coffee shop I'd passed, New Moon Bakery and Cafe and landed there for a short time. The staff explained several dishes they liked, but I stuck with tried and true, coffee and cake. But I was restless as Kobi waited in the car. I didn't manage to get more than 15 minutes of work done.

In addition, I'm too connected. I got a text while I snacked that my new external drive was waiting on my doorstep. So, I headed home. I didn't want something that valuable sitting out in the open for too long.

I need a road trip. Something I can get my head wrapped around. Something I can get excited about.

4 comments:

  1. At least you got started! Even though my morning walks with Belle are one of my favorite things, there are some mornings when I have so much to do that I balk about going. I'm grateful she won't let me get by with that. I'm always glad I went. I wouldn't have been able to relax knowing my puppy in waiting in the car, either, though. I'm sure you'll have something planned soon! I'm glad you're well enough to walk again!

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    1. Thanks Barbara. Yes, getting out can sometimes be a challenge. Glad Belle pushes you to do so.

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  2. I feel the road trip itch too now that things are finally settling down here. But first lots of painting so hopefully the warmer weather holds off for just a bit longer. Love the look of that train coffee shop.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I'm anxious to see you paintings and and where you next road trip may take you.

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