Weekend Adventures with Bubba

One of our new favorite places in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado.

One of our new favorite places in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado.

Swampgas and Gossamer, an art gallery in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado.

Swampgas and Gossamer, an art gallery in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado.

A sign at the knife sharpening booth at the Berthoud, Colorado Farmers’ Market.

A sign at the knife sharpening booth at the Berthoud, Colorado Farmers’ Market.

Flowers at the Berthoud, Colorado Farmers’ Market.

Flowers at the Berthoud, Colorado Farmers’ Market.

Polli, Ries, and Gus at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Polli, Ries, and Gus at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Polli, Ries, and Gus at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Polli, Ries, and Gus at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Gus, Ries, and I at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Gus, Ries, and I at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Ries’ mom arrived on Friday, so we took her to get coffee at Dazbog and grab lunch at Panera before heading home for Gus’ nap. When Gus woke up, we drove up to Fort Collins to pick up Ries, and head into Old Town. We popped into a toy store briefly that looked super cool, and then went over to Mary’s Mountain Cookies, which were delicious. They also sold edible cookie dough, and it was very yummy. I’m kind of picky about my chocolate chip cookies, but these passed with flying colors.

We took her to the pedestrian area with the fountains so Gus could splash around at the splash pad. It was pretty warm, but cloudy so it wasn’t quite as hot as it has been lately.

Next we went to Churn and I finally got to try out their salted caramel peanut butter cup flavor (It was sold out when we went earlier in the summer, and then we were on Whole30 for a month, so I was glad to finally try it.) and it was great!

Then we finally popped into Nuance Chocolates and The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop, which exceeded all expectations and were just amazing, and then we also found an art gallery called Swampgas and Gossamer, which was just so cool, and difficult to describe. It was kind of like my grandma’s house crossed with MeowWolf. We looked in a couple other shops and then headed back to drop Polli off with her brother and sister-in-law, where she was staying.

Saturday morning, she wasn’t feeling great (altitude sickness catches up to you fast), so we went to the Berthoud Farmers’ Market with Ries’ aunt and cousin. It was super cute and featured live music, which was a lot of fun. Ries picked up some honey and I got a free pranic healing session, which was not what I expected, but definitely a cool new experience. We went back home for Gus’ nap and later in the evening, Ries’ mom and aunt watched Gus so Ries and I could go to a movie for our anniversary. We went to see Toy Story 4 , and I’m so happy we did.

Sunday the weather was supposed to be great, so we picked up Ries’ mom and took her to Dutch Brothers for the first time. She loved it, (who doesn’t?) and then we drove up to Horsetooth Reservoir. She was just as amazed as we were, and we got some nice photos of her, Ries, and Gus. Afterward we went to 2nd and Charles—we used to take her to our store in Augusta, so it was nice to take her to a new store, and then headed home for Gus’ nap. Ries and Polli went back out to do more exploring and shopping, and came back and we made dinner before calling it a night.

All in all, a very nice weekend.

-A