Thursday, April 30, 2015

Well, That was a Fun Weekend!

I started my weekend in Vail, CO where I had been most of the week for work. I was out there helping with a state-wide high school business competition that went until Saturday afternoon. I brought myself out to Vail Village to enjoy a nice dinner on my last evening in Vail.

Vail Village is quite quiet the first weekend after the slopes close.

The window displays for this art gallery in Vail caught my attention.

It was closed at the time, otherwise I definitely would have gone in.

Delicious end of the day cocktail.

Moon over the Four Seasons in Vail.

Even though I was exhausted after the busy work week, two hour drive home, and ok ok maybe one too many glasses of wine Friday night, I really wanted to get the most out of the remaining weekend days. Andy and I went to a new brewery, Spangalang, that one of the former brewers at Great Divide just opened. We'd heard good things about the beer and brewery from our friends that had gone, and we definitely agreed and will be return customers! Afterwards, we had a bomber and bonfire night with Shelly and Kevin.

"Uhm...we'll have one of everything, please." 

Spoiled Rhett!

Andy found an NPR listening party in town as part of the Denver Music Summit. Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson were in Denver from NPR and hosted the event where we'd listen to one minute clips of songs, both brand new and old, and the audience would hold up one numbered card from 1-10 giving our personal rating of the song. The songs were chosen by the panelists - Thao Nguyen from Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Xavier Dphrepaulezz from Fantastic Negrito, and Jessi Whitten from CPR Open Air - and they would discuss with the audience their view on the music. Audience members had the opportunity (or sometimes were given the opportunity if they rated a song a 3 and everyone else gave it a 10) to discuss why they rated the music the way they did. It was really fun, casual, and respectful! Oh, and! There was live music by Strawberry Runners and Fantastic Negrito. What an awesome Sunday!

Celebrity hosts Stephen and Bob.

I loved how Bob was snapping photos (bottom left) of Strawberry Runners's performance.

What a great and jam-packed weekend, just the way I like it :o)


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