Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fun in Fort Collins


Happy Tuesday everyone! After our hike on Saturday, Cam and I did a quick change out of our sweaty clothes and decided to go explore Fort Collins. I've heard a lot of great things about FoCo (Colorado slang) from friends who had visited, so I was excited to check it out.



They had a lot of really cute sculptures all over the place

Making new friends wherever she goes...
Such a social butterfly

The downtown area is definitely really adorable, and I can see why people love this town. It's has somewhat of a similar feel to Boulder, but it's definitely got it's own unique vibe. Cam and I were pretty hungry after our hike, so we headed straight to get some grub at one of the restaurants in the Old Town area. We ended up eating lunch at CooperSmith's, which (to my knowledge) is the only one out of the many breweries in Fort Collins that actually serves food. (Points to Portland on that one; while there are a lot of breweries in Colorado, I don't think the food scene is as prevalent here so not as many breweries serve food, whereas in Oregon a lot of the brewpubs have both great beer and delicious food) CooperSmith's was a pretty neat place that had two different sides on the Old Town Square, a pool side and pub side. Both had outdoor seating so we ended up on the pool side and had a pretty good lunch. I got a yummy salad, and Cam got a burger with some really excellent fries (of which I probably stole half). Both of our beers were decent, I wouldn't say they were great, and Lola was super appreciative that they brought her out a big bowl of water when the waiter brought our waters.




The "you're not putting this on your blog" face
Lola passed out like a hobo during our meal
I seriously cannot take a picture straight to save my life
After lunch, we walked around the Old Town area and checked out all the neat little shops and restaurants. There happened to be a jazz festival going on this weekend, so it was lovely to have live music playing throughout the afternoon. There were bikes everywhere, and in the center of the Old Town area, there is a bike library where you can go and rent bikes for free! I know that a lot of people rent bikes and ride them around to the nearby breweries, so that's definitely something I'd like to do when we come back without Lola! We ended the day by getting some delicious ice cream at Walrus, which I had heard was a must try spot. All in all, I definitely think I like Boulder a little bit better, but we'll definitely be coming back to spend some more time in Fort Collins because it really is a cute little town!

There are lots of stores like this in Colorado which is great

Bike library
I need to come back and check this place out, it looks so cute!
Jazz Festival

7 comments:

  1. Gosh I love Lola and I've never even met her! You guys are soo motivated to go hiking like every weekend. I'm impressed. I have trouble getting Yanki to leave the apartment :)

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  2. hahahah my boyfriend most definitly has the same "You're not putting this on your blog look". He now knows not to dig into his food until I have properly photographed it!

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  3. This looks like fun! That salad looks delicious!

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  4. Wow wow wow - looks like an amazing and FUN time!! Cutie puppy, too :)

    <3-Cami from Serendipitious Life

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  5. Hi Jane! I just found your blog. We actually live in Fort Collins, but have also lived in Colo Springs and Denver. So if you're ever around, just give me a yell! Also, there's a quicker entrance to that trail - it's on the other side of the Reservoir, called Horsetooth Mountain Park. We hike it about once every few weeks!

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  6. A Coloradoan! Adventures of Newlyweds said we needed to come check you out so here I am.

    I live in FoCo or The Fort. If you ever need a Buttercream Cupcakery buddy, you can always give me a holler!

    Old town FoCo reminds me of Pearl Street in Boulder-where Catch and Release was filmed!

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Your sweet words make my day! :)

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