Where we stayed: Airbnb: In a Mongolian Yurt called “The Beehive Temple of Love” at Mr. E’s river House in Boulder, Co
Duration: 6 nights
We decided to switch it up on this leg of the trip and instead of staying in our Airstream we stayed on this magical 3 acre property in Boulder, Co. We wanted to be closer to the downtown area, but also needed a place to park our Airstream. Mr. E had the perfect place for us. We were greeted with warm hugs and shown to our Yurt where we were smudged with sage and Palo santo. A special treat for us. The sound of the river right outside is soothing and the property is just so beautiful. They have. We were able to meet lots of cool people here, including Mr E. It’s definitely a concious community experience and we really enjoyed our stay here. Go check it out if you are ever in the Boulder area and please tell him we said hello!
Description of the room on Airbnb:
What we did:
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs- We made a pit stop here on our way to Boulder. Super easy hike for the kids, they got to rise their scooters from the visitors center. You can drive closer to it, but with our large trailer we felt more comfy leaving it in a nice big spot ar the visitor center and walking over. It was a simple walk and really pretty. We got to see Rock climbers climbing the rocks and the boys had fun climbing around too. Definitely worth a visit. We had nice views at sunset and it wasn’t too hot either. After this we went to a local brewery to celebrate Father’s Day!
Pearl Street in Boulder- We met up with with my brother and his family here. It’s a pedestrian only street with shops and restaurants in the Downtown area of Boulder close to the college. We walked around and had dinner together at a local restaurant. We also went to the park here and grabbed some ice cream for dessert. Cute area and what made it super special was my brother getting to meet his nephews for the first time and the kids playing together. So fun! When we left the boys gave big hugs and kisses and asked when they could have another playdate. It was the sweetest thing ever.
Chautauqua State Park- Great trails and learning center for the kids. We didn’t do too much hiking since it was such a hot day, but we did part of the trail and then had a nice walk over to the park and the kids played. After the park we got some organic ice cream at the local ice cream parlor.
Boulder Library– Wow, am I impressed with this library. We got a chance to have another playdate with my niece and sister in law and met up here. It did not disappoint. The library is HUGE and has a nice kids area, cafe and had a cute kids exhibit going on that they were able to participate and play on. The library is also undergoing some construction to create an amazing outdoor kids area. It’s going to really cool! I want a library like this near us!! It even had river views!
Scott Carpenter Park– After the library we got a chance to go this park to have a picnic, roll down hills and play. The kids had a great time while I got a chance to hang out and chat with my sister in law. The park was nice, they even had a public pool with open hours at certain times of the day. That would have been fun to do if we had end time. Next time!
Rockies Baseball Game in Denver– My boys are big baseball fans, so when Quinn heard there was a game going on while we were in town we got tickets and went. We drove to Denver while the boys took a nap in the car. It was an evening so that was a must! We really enjoyed the stadium. You can walk up to the top deck and check out the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains and when the kids get tired of sitting there watching the game there is a small play area for them to run around and let loose.
Estes National Park- Estes is a beautiful little Mountain Town about an hour drive from our Airbnb in the Boulder area. We rode the lift up from … It was a nice, easy ride up to some trails and gorgeous views.
Watched Cars 3- The movie had just recently came out and the boys were dieing to go, so we went to a local theatre to watch it. It was actually a really cute movie. After the movie we had dinner at an awesome healthy, organic cafe called Fresh Thymes Eatery. This cafe is perfect for anyone wanting good real food, and even those with food allergies or restrictions.
Vail, Colorado: We made a pit stop for lunch here after our Boulder trip and on our way to Utah. It’s a Beautiful small ski town in Colorado. I definitely want to make it back here to experience more of this town again one day.
Colorado was a fun and beautiful state to visit. We felt right at home here. Colorado has mountains, rivers, lots of green, local organic food, and lots of conscious people. Every place we visited in Boulder had recycle + compost bins, which was very refreshing. The highlight of our trip was being able to spend time with my brother and his family who live in Boulder. My kids got to meet their uncle for the first time and our kids also got to meet for the first time. They had so much fun playing together. It was a blast catching up with them and spending time. We will definitely be visiting here again, we loved it so much.