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It's Finally Summer in Denver!

Those who know me well know I’m a summer girl. I have to force myself out the door when it’s below 70 degrees - and I come alive as the thermometer reaches toward 100. A lot of my friends thought I was nuts when I moved from dry, temperate, bug-free Denver to hot, humid, home-of-the-mosquito Alabama, but I tell ya, it was bliss for me (you just stay inside during the hours of 4:00 and 6:00pm when the mosquitoes come out to feed). But anyway, here I am back in my beloved Denver and it’s SUMMER! Yay!!! It’s time to play!


Patio Dining- I love to sit outside on a shaded deck or patio, sipping a margarita. You, too? Here are a couple of links to some “Best of” outdoor dining spots in Denver.

My all-time favorite is Highlands Garden Café- but only when I have a bunch of dollars burning holes in my pocket

Dog-Parking  - Since my last Denver summer, I have three new dogs in my household. We moved from a country home on four acres to a city home on, uh, 4,670 sqft, so going to the dog park helps my country dogs burn off some excess energy. My favorite is the one at Berkeley Park (roughly I-70 & Sheridan), mainly because it’s just up the street from me. But there are others! Click here for a list. If you ever want a dog-parking partner, just let me know! I’d love to hook our furry friends up.

Rollerblading - When I lived in Alabama, I SO missed the bike paths in Denver. I didn’t realize that other cities aren’t criss-crossed with roller-bladable trails and paths the way Denver is. My preferred spot is Sloan’s Lake, but I can be easily convinced to drive over to Confluence Park to pick up the trail there and cruise thru the city.

Did I mention how much I LOVE the Summertime???