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11.18.2010

homeward bound.

morning hike

i'm gonna level with you. i'm a little bit granola.

and the promise of a week in boulder, colorado (or just outside it) come next tuesday has me breathing a bit easier.

a week of nothing but jeans, dansko clogs, zip-up sweaters, shopping at the spacious whole-foods (as only colorado can produce), family, good food, laughter, morning hikes followed by morning coffee runs, cool-fresh-mountainous air: all respite for the soul.

and then there's thanksgiving. my favorite holiday. something about the glow of a dining room against the quickly-darkening november sky. the people you most love convened in one room offering up gratitude for the gift of one more year.

i'm actually counting down the days...

23 comments:

kathleen said...

i think colorado can make anyone a little bit granola. its quite possibly my favorite place. plus how can you say no to the almond croissants from the spacious whole foods?!

Ana* said...

Another year to be thankful for, thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

Emily said...

Sounds so delightful! Maine has a similar feel of casual coziness! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for the same reasons! So excited!

perfectionisboring said...

This is EXACTLY how I feel about my trip to Portland in December. Literally counting down the days.

Ms. E said...

I live in Denver/Boulder and may I say that the weather today is amaz-ing! So pack some tennis shoes and squeeze in a hike at Chataqua when you're back!

Taylor Yves said...

man oh man, i love the mountains. and thanksgiving is most definitely my favorite--it's the start of the season :)

kara lynn said...

this sounds absolutely magical meg. and now i'm craving the same!

oh and we are ordering whole foods for our sides for thanksgiving. we did that last year and it was the best thanksgiving ever!

AbbieBabble said...

Not gonna lie, I'm a little granola, too. Your trip sounds like just what the doctor ordered. Have a wonderful time!

AbbieBabble said...

Not gonna lie, I'm a little granola, too. Your trip sounds like just what the doctor ordered. Have a wonderful time!

Kate said...

Not gonna lie, you just made me miss home (which is Colorado) so much that it hurts a little bit in my heart. Please enjoy that fresh air and open spaces and the mountains for me! I am not only missing Colorado but Thanksgiving as well this year, since I am living alone in Spain.

Brittany said...

that sounds heavenly. i'm so excited for thanksgiving and your trip sounds so relaxing and refreshing. have fun!

Mocha Mornings said...

Ooh. You just made me want to buy the next flight out of my little city to the cool, gorgeous mountains of CO. I hope you have a fabulous time and come back feeling refreshed!

Suzy said...

Oh, you're gonna have so much fun!! I went to college in Boulder for a year. If you get a chance, you HAVE to check out Lucile's, an amazing creole breakfast place in Boulder! It's adorable and they have sweet tea and beignets! (Don't laugh, but do you eat eggs? I know you don't eat meat--and I don't either, which is a new thing for me, but I do eat eggs--if you do, they have Eggs Jennifer, an amazing eggs benedict with spinach!!) Also, there's the Boulder tea house. Have fun!

D&D said...

im counting down til turkey, family and dimming lights too.

Alex said...

That sounds incredible. Enjoy! And stock up at Whole Foods. Definitely one of my favorite places.

olivia rae said...

you just perfectly expressed how i'm feeling. and colorado must be so beautiful this time of year. xox

becky said...

I hope you have a lovely time. The picture looks beeeea-u-tiful!

Jo said...

Love the Thanksgiving image you've painted. I'm counting down the days as well!!

Anne-Marie said...

This sounds lovely ... but over here in New Zealand, while you are cosying up in snowy Colorado, I will be enjoying early summer sunshine on an east coast beach!

Kelly said...

I can't wait for Thanksgiving, either : )

vintagebarbie said...

I hope you enjoy your vaca. I live in Boulder and the weather has been beautiful lately.

Jessica said...

Your Thanksgiving plans sound positively relaxing! I will be making a 3-day-whirlwind trek to sunny and potentially hot Southern California, most likely wishing I was able to quietly spend the holiday somewhere more like the Colorado you describe. :)

juju said...

Meg, have a safe and fun trip to boulder! i'm jealous, it has to be beautiful there! i live in europe and we don't celebrate thanksgiving, but i had my personal thanksgiving experience when i lived in the states for a year!! it was wonderful to be surrounded by my hostfamily and friends!!!! enjoy your little "getaway"! xoxo