Tomorrow, we’re fishing again. Jeff, our teacher/guide, will be taking us somewhere to catch some small mouth bass. I know, I know, we should be catching trout, right? But Mr. Al has a love affair with bass catching and I’m not one to judge since catching anything at this point will be a major event for me. Anyway, we’ll be on a boat in the water and it will be a beautiful sunny day.
So today, we spent the morning waiting for Greta to come and fix our windshield and it was perfect. Did a little online banking. (Don’t you love how you can pay bills thousands of miles from home? Isn’t that so cool? Bless you, Internet.) And we slept in. And read. After our car got patched up, we took a little drive.
What does Colorado have that not many states have besides mountains? That’s right.
Pot Shops…for medicine and for recreational. How can you not go see what one was like? I mean, aren’t you just a little bit curious? We were. Outside, it looked like your basic office space. Inside, it was clean and bright and clinical with products on display and pot leaves stenciled in a pale green border on the walls.
They’ve got helpful things…like ointment to help painful joints and patches to help pain or teas for sleep problems. And not all of the products would make you high. Medicines, you see. And, yes, they’ve got all sorts of cannabis varietals on display in big jars. They also had little candies, cookies and cakes for those who preferred not to smoke. They’re stored in prescription-type containers so they don’t look like candy and tempt children. So we were told. It was trippy seeing it all for sale and it being okay that it was for sale.
I got the biggest kick out of the proprietors. They had been dipping into the product, I do believe, and very happy and friendly folk.
Okay, moving on…
We drove up to Vail, which reminded us a lot of Whistler and, I’m assuming, a lot like most ski resorts. The spring blossoms were in bloom and smelled so good!
Einstein was enjoying the day…I think he’d been to one of those shops.
The GoPro Mountain Games are this weekend and lots of peeps were in town getting ready for that. We enjoyed watching the kayakers practicing in the creek, talked to a couple of them. It’s a great event where people come together to compete, talk about skills and perhaps get picked up by a sponsor. But mainly to gather and enjoy people who enjoy what you enjoy.
Then we came back to Avon. Had dinner once again at the Northside Kitchen. Sam, our waiter, was born and raised in this area. He gave us some great ideas for places to visit while we’re still here in Colorado, sorta noted it all down for us.
Early to bed….gotta meet Jeff at 6 in the morning… I had some more pretty Vail pictures to publish but the blessed internet is very slow.