Ramblings Beyond Real Estate

Sometimes we wake up with ideas and thoughts outside of real estate.   I know crazy!!

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What are you doing on Sunday, April 27th? Well, we can tell you what you could be doing. Head to Pearl Street in Boulder for the annual Tulip, Fairy and Elf Festival. The event takes place on the Pearl Street Mall between 13th and 15th Streets. A performance stage will be set up on the 1300 block of Pearl where entertainment will be scheduled throughout the day. The festival runs from 1pm-5pm. Remember, you can park in downtown Boulder’s parking garages free of charge every Saturday and Sunday!

Pearl Street Mall has been an important piece of Boulder’s history for decades. Luckily, we’ve come a long way from the rickety, wooden sidewalks put up by the original Pearl Street merchants. Today’s pedestrian mall is easy to navigate. Boulder historian Silvia

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Even for those die-hard fitness nuts, finding the time to work out and be healthy can be pretty hard. That is unless you make health and fitness an everyday part of your lifestyle. And, there is no better way to achieve this than by living in a place where it is easy to find opportunities to be fit and healthy. In fact, having access to community resources that will make being fit and healthy simpler is a huge motivator for relocation and a main factor when considering Boulder’s popularity.

Mylife.com recently put out their choices for the top ten healthiest mid-sized cities in America and not surprisingly, Boulder took the top spot. The qualifiers for this honor included things like the number of fast food restaurants in the

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“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson

Today is Earth Day!   Help celebrate this much-needed day of environmental awareness.  We'd like to share just a few simple things you can do to help today on Earth Day, and hopefully every day to support the environment of our planet:

1.  CONSERVE - A few easy ways that you can conserve our resources such as water, electricity, etc.:

-  Water - 

    * Run the dishwasher with only a full load of dishes.  

    * Wash only full loads of clothing on the cold cycle.  

    * Choose "water sense" products when replacing and purchasing products.

-  Electricity and Energy -  

   * If you don't have a

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When you think of fitness clubs in Boulder, there is no other which stands out quite like the Colorado Athletic Club. This amazing facility offers every amenity imaginable, and provides its members with every opportunity to make their dreams of fitness a reality. In fact, the high tech and luxurious fitness club located at 1821 30th Street in Boulder is almost like a dream in itself, with its year round outdoor pool, huge group fitness studios, professional cycling simulator, kid’s club and gourmet snack bar and grille. It doesn't matter if you are just starting out on your quest to a healthier more fit lifestyle, or you are professional athlete looking to gain a competitive edge through innovative training, you will find what you are looking for at CAC!

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Easter Sunday is just around the corner. Do you have plans? If you are lucky enough to live here in Colorado we have found you some great options. 

Why not start off your Easter weekend in Boulder? Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe is hosting their 36th annual Easter Egg Race at 2525 Arapahoe Ave on April 19th. For kids 10 and under this is a fun free Easter activity (don’t forget your basket!). The kids will be split into four age groups, and the races start at 10am. There are four rounds, so don’t worry if you’re running late. This is a free hunt, so expect plenty of competition!

Once your basket is full, head on down to the Children’s Museum of Denver at 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. Here you will find the Bunny Trail Eggventure. This Eggventure goes

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The YMCA is known as the foundation in many communities across the United States, especially if you have children. In Colorado this could not be more true, specifically in the area of Boulder County which is known for its family friendly lifestyle and outstanding community resources. Being a YMCA kid myself, I know the value of their after school programs as well as their swimming and sports programs. I treasure the experiences I had growing up there. In addition to these resources provided for children, they offer valuable adult services as well, including classes, workshops, fitness programs and more. Without the help of countless volunteers and supporters, the YMCA could not offer the plethora of programs they do. As the largest nonprofit in the United

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When you visit Boulder you are sure to notice that the locals love to eat. How will you know? There are restaurant choices everywhere, and being hungry is one thing, but hungry and confused is just no fun. We have taken away some of the confusion and narrowed it down to our top seven local favorites you don’t want to miss. 

  

Falafel King at 1919 14th Street- This place may look small, but don’t let its size fool you. This place is bursting with fresh flavor. As soon as you walk in you will be greeted with a falafel ball, and once you try one of these Mediterranean appetizers you’ll be hooked. Be sure to try a Gyro (impress them and say it right: It’s pronounced “ye-row”). The grilled beef and lamb with tzatziki sauce is wrapped in a pita, perfect

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Ahhhhh, we love Spring Break - It's such a nice retreat from reality and an opportunity for some much needed R & R.  Especially when you have the opportunity to travel to someplace special and classic like Yelapa, Mexico.   

The Smith family just returned from a week long adventure to Yelapa. Yelapa is a small ocean side village located in a cove approximately 45 minutes south of bustling Puerto Vallarta, and is accessible only by boat.  Well actually, you can get there by car part way, but then you would need to bushwhack through the jungle, then hop on an ATV or a mule while riding on very rough roads much of the way, not such a good idea.  Speaking of cars, there are no noisy, polluting, icky cars in Yelapa - none, nada, nice.  Yelapa is not a

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Ever since its start in 1859, as a slow growing town born of necessity (http://boulderhistory.org/timeline.asp), Boulder Colorado has been ever evolving. Are you feeling a little behind on the history of this great town? Want to be filled with more facts on this gorgeous city? Maybe you just need some ideas on how to get your weekend off to a great start. No matter what your fancy we’ve found the right book for you.

Check out our picks of the best books on Boulder and get reading!

Ghosts of Boulder By: Ann Alexander Leggett, Jordan Alexander Leggett, and Wendy Hall
http://www.boulderbookstore.net/book/9781609497361

Boulder: Evolution of a City, Revised Edition By: Sylvia Pattem, Liston E. Leyendecker

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Having a little trouble getting motivated to get fit these days? Maybe a new wardrobe is in order. Nothing like a slimming new pair of yoga pants to help you book it to that five o’clock yoga class. We have found the best places to get your workout in motion right here on Pearl Street in Boulder. Check out our picks and get closer to that new you.

 

Our first stop is Umba at 2043 Broadway. This cute boutique not only smells amazing, but is truly abiding by the green lifestyle that Boulder encourages. Not only do they buy from local suppliers for their comfy workout options, but they stick to those that use all natural material and dyes. This small shop carries products from over 75 local artists at any given time. So why not grab a lavender eye

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