Sunday, May 11, 2008

Denver, Colorado

My son and daughter-in-law live in Denver, Colorado. They were married over four years ago and moved to Colorado when my son decided to get his graduate degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They lived in Boulder for two years before they decided they missed living in a large city and moved to Denver. My son has completed his degree, but they decided to stay and make their home there.

The buffalo is the mascot symbol for U 0f C at Boulder teams, and here he is being moved into place in the football stadium on graduation day:

This is downtown Denver .... now called "LoDo," which has become a very chic revitalized area.

I love to visit Denver and stroll around the different neighborhoods -- some of them remind me of Brooklyn!

But, of course I don't have this view of the Rocky Mountains:

Here is the happy couple and their "baby," a Pomeranian pup named Maurizio.

I love them, and miss seeing them all the time, but I'm happy they are happy and have made the west their new home! Children grow up, and move on, but they are always a part of our hearts.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love Denver. My sister lived there for years and I visited. Colorado is a beautiful state and Denver has alot to offer...

Grand Life said...

Oh, your post made me so homesick. We lived in Denver for 14 years and built a cabin in the mountains in Grand Lake. We moved 25 years ago but kept our cabin and now spend summers there. I was born elsewhere but most of our family call Colorado "home". It is indeed a wonderful city.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I also love Denver. My sister used to live in Colorado Springs and I loved to go visit CO. She moved back here to CA which I'm thrilled about but I do miss my trips to CO.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Chat with you soon.

Gina said...

What a stunning view of the Rockies.. better not let my hubby see it, he'll be wanting to book another ski trip this year! I hope you don't have to wait too long between visits! Gx


I am sure you miss your son very much but what a great place to spend holidays, I love how these cities are split into neighbourhoods. He looks very happy with his wife and 'baby' and Denver really does look like a great place to live with so much to see and do. x

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a beautiful city Denver is!

You do know that a grandpuppy is the first step toward grandchildren, right? Oh yes! I have a grandpuggy and, believe me, he reminded me often this weekend that he was my first grandson. LOL!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!
Denver looks so beautiful! I know you must miss them so much. A mom wants her children close but loves them enough to let them go to where they want their life to be. But what a lovely place you have to go to visit them!
Hugs, Sherry

smilnsigh said...

'Maurizio'! I have a Net friend by that name. -giggles- I should tell him that there is a doggie in Denver, named the same as he is!

Seems your son and daughter-in-law have moved to a beautiful area. You have to be happy for them, of course.


Junie Moon said...

What a lovely post and I'm so glad they are happy in their life there. My daughter and her husband just moved to Vail and tell me they're thoroughly enjoying it. Soon I'll go to visit them and learn more about their new area, too.

Mrs. B said...

Hi Pat! I've never been to Denver, but it looks like a neat city. I've actually been thinking lately that I'd like to explore Colorado. What a beautiful view of the mountains! And what a darling couple your son and his wife are!

Beverly said...

Pat, one of my neighbors sons got his under- & graduate degrees there. He has decided to stay in the area, too. It is breathtaking.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Wow - what great photos, Pat! My hubby hails from the Denver, CO area although it's been a long, long time since he was there. What a happy looking couple with their precious fur baby!!...Donna

Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

I used to go skiing in Beaver Creek. Colorado is a beautiful place to visit.

Your son and daughter-in-law are a beautiful couple!

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day.
rue :)

Lisa B. said...

I miss those beautiful moutains! Thanks for the memories.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

awwwww.....what a sweet family! The pup looks like a sweetie.

It is hard having your children far away. I am lucky to have my daughter here in PA near me...but my baby son (24) is in Texas. I miss seeing his handsome face. :-(

Looking forward to a sunny day tomorrow :-) Rosie

Linda's Blue Gate said...

And thats how it should be... what a lovely couple they are... We are going to Denver next week our grandson is graduating from High School... I did know the city was so pretty... can't wait
Thanks for the pictures

Picket said...

Beautiful post girl...I have never been there but it looks fantastic..I know how you feel about missing your son and all...our oldest daughter and her family moved to Oklahoma almost 5 years ago to be around her hubby's family for awhile and it has been so hard on us and her...she is use to seeing all of us every day and being close knit about everything and his family is the opposite...We are hoping they move back soon...hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day..they all grow up and have to spread their wings but they will always be our babies...take care friend!

Tara said...


Here I am traveling again with you! Super!

Cucina Cara Mia said...

Denver looks very pretty. I have never been there and would love to visit. Its not too far from San Diego! Love the old style homes, and they remind me of Brooklyn too. I lived in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst. Hope you had a nice Mothers Day!!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Pat, I've been away for a while, my you've been busy! I love Colorado too, what good lookin kids you have there. You must miss them terribly! But as long as they are happy, thats all that counts!
I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day!

~Cheryl said...

You have a wonderful blog! I was searching for a blog about Ireland, County Meath in particular, and landed in your flower bed. My husband is from Brooklyn; I happily read some of those posts! Eventually I followed your Colorado tag, well, because I'm from Colorado! I am part owner of a B&B south of Denver should you ever have time to explore other areas of that beautiful, mountain state! Happy February to you!