We’ve arrived! And man does it feel good… Before we get any further we have to thank Paula and Jeff for putting us up in Fort Collins while we scrambled around the greater Front Range area looking for places to live. They were INCREDIBLY accommodating and just plain fun to hang out with too!
After leaving Hailey just over a week ago we are all settled into our new home here in Golden, CO. Our new home address is:
1140 9th St Unit B
Golden CO, 80401
Of course winter arrives the DAY we decided to start packing the cars!
Echo Canyon was beautiful with a dusting of new snow! Made for crazy driving, as my windshield wipers were epically slow and lacked wiper fluid.. but we made it.
Downtown. Loaded with cool shops including a mountaineering and gear shop!
Robyn and I went for a walk this morning and found this nice coffee shop overlooking main street and the surrounding mesas.
The newest brewery to open in Golden.
Yup. The Atomic Burger has a Front Range Cousin. Send treats!
Excited to go chat with these guys about my family history of mountaineering in the area.
Golden City Brewing Company. Headed back to check this place out tonight!
When this brewery opened they joked about being the second largest brewery in town (to Coors). Now there are 3 other micros to choose from.
Still not exactly sure what the laws are here, but people walk around smoking bowls like cigarettes.
Front of our new place! Nice little sunny yard and a fire pit. The whole thing was a barn on a historic estate back in the day. As a house now it offers a slender layout with high ceilings.
The kitchen as seen from the living room. The stairs lead up to the bedrooms, bathroom and a small laundry room.
Robyn and Trixie owning IKEA. New queen mattress, frame and area rug.
Assembly. Aside from shattering some things… I think I did an alright job, hasn’t collapsed yet!
Although we had temps at -15 F, crazy winds and a random window collapse to deal with our plants made it to Colorado in relatively good health. Lucky for them there is a nice big sunny window to rest under in our new room.
The first of what will become a pile of CO climbing guides. Shelf Road is 2 hours south and offers great winter climbing. Looks fun!
Our room. All moved in!
The closest of the four micros. The Mountain Toad is only 2 blocks (past the murals) to our house. Seems to be packed every night and they offer some great beers. IPA’s were nice, a bit piney and resiny as they warmed.
Looking at a map it’s fairly easy to see why Golden felt so much more like home than Boulder or any of the other surrounding towns initially did. Golden is nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and insulated from the greater Denver area by large mesas. Unbelievably, you can be in Denver in just 20 minutes and even ride the light rail into town (Blazers play here in Feb!). Walking around town in Golden though, you would never know how close Denver was.
After some hectic days of unpacking, moving, cleaning and organizing we are finally settled. Our pharmacies are switched, mail forwarded, climbing gym memberships secured and local microbreweries (4 of them!) located. No time to get too cozy though… We leave for SLC and then Mexico in just two days!