Hey everybody! I just arrived home a few hours ago from four wonderful days in Boulder. Here's the beautiful mountains that greeted me on Saturday morning as I was driving in.
I went to dinner on Saturday night with the group that Sharon (sewengel) has already written about. I had met Peg and Sharon before, but not the other four ladies, Karen, Sandy, Robin, and Laura. It was such a wonderful evening of laughing and story telling and just a feeling of having known all of these ladies for years. I had so much fun! And the food was wonderful! You know I'm all about that "pretty food".....and it was!
On Sunday morning, I was able to spend some time with my friend Marilyn, who I know from La Veta. Her son lives in Boulder, so she was there for the tapings on Saturday. We had a great morning visiting at Panera. After that, I went downtown to the Dushanbe Tea House. http://www.boulderteahouse.com/ . I have included the link so you can read the story of the history of it. It's very interesting. These first photos are outside in the lush gardens.
This is the painting above the front door:
These photos are from the inside, which was just amazing. I am very drawn to pictures of Russian architecture, so this was such a treat for me to see in person.
I had dinner with very special friends on Sunday night, and then had a late night chat with Karen (kakem) when I got back to the hotel. Karen is a wonderful lady, which I already knew that just from interacting with her on the website. She has a gentle spirit, and has traveled lots and seen many wonderful places. I loved hearing her talk about her life, and also getting to see pictures of some of her beautiful work. I took these pictures on Sunday evening at sunset.
On Monday, we were at the tapings from 7:45 am until 6:00 pm. It was a long day of taping, but very exciting every single minute. Everything I saw will be so much fun when it airs. Lots of great information and learning many new things. These four days strengthened the way I feel about TQS and all it has brought to my life, and to the lives of so many others. As I sat there and observed all that goes into just one taping, it's amazing to watch it come together. It takes so many people doing so many different things.....and then it all works in the end. It raises my appreciation for Alex, Ricky, Justin, and John to a much higher level than it already was. I'm so proud to be a part of this great family of TQS.
Blessings to all! Dana