Monday, August 21, 2017

Fun in Parker, Colorado

Happy Monday to you all. I hope you had a great weekend and if you are traveling to a better vantage point for the eclipse, that you aren't stuck in traffic. We had a great weekend~some friends came to dinner on Saturday and then yesterday hubby and I decided to drive down to Parker(south of Denver)to check out their Old Town and Farmer's market. Some neighbors had lived there and have raved about it, often going back down. Since hubby and I did not go on a overnight adventure to a new area, we choose to take a drive down. Of course, many folks told us we'd be stuck in traffic-however, we weren't and took enough side roads to avoid any traffic. WE started a book on CD, and got through 2 out of 11 cds. After we walked the street once, we stopped for lunch at the Parker garage. I love Beet salads and while this was good, I'm used to roasted beets and these were pickled. Hubby had a bagel with lox and capers.
The Old Town's buildings are all Victorian in style, which reminded me of Ferndale CA. The Farmer's Market was so huge and crowded that it made it hard to see all of the buildings.
Again, here are the plate size Hibiscus. A neighbor told me she has a tropical Hibiscus, but I thought they were all tropical-at least it is the state flower of Hawaii. Loved the colors.

There were so many dogs with their owners and I have to say they were all well behaved.  Then out of the blue we saw this cute lady.   The owners said they take her to the Farmer's Market every Sunday.  It took awhile to get her to look at me so I could get this picture.  Figured the grands would like it.
Today hubby and I will be meeting the family at a park for viewing the eclipse-with authorized glasses and then have lunch.
I hope you are able to view it.  Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Noreen, The large, dinner plate sized hibiscus are called hardy hibiscus. They, unlike tropical hibiscus, live through the winters and return the following spring.


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