Falling for Fall

Colorado has been great for many reasons, but one of my favorites has been hiking.  A couple of weekends ago my roommate and a couple of friends and I went to Aspen for the weekend.  We were staying with my friends Aunt and Uncle who wanted to wine and dine us all weekend—I won’t argue with that.  It was amazing.  Relaxing, wine drinking and cheese eating weekend.  It was also the perfect time of year because the aspen trees were changing colors so it made for an icredible hike in the little town of Redfern. It was so picturesque the whole time that it was almost impossible to put the camera down.  We hiked and then enjoyed a lovely cheese, sausage and pear picnic.  I think that was the exact moment that I fell in love with Colorado.
We also got to enjoy the Aspen Farmer’s Market as well.  Rows of beautiful booths filled with produce, pastries and more.  They have peppers in a hatch rotary roasting contraption that was interesting.  With the mountains in the background its hard to imagine a better farmers market.
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Hypothetical: The Official Denver Hot Dog

Check out my first blog post on 5280.com.  It is about one of the things I am very passionate about…hot dogs. When I moved to Denver, I immediately thought, hmm why doesn’t Denver have a Denver dog? So I took on the challenge and found what would be the hypothetical amazing Denver hot dog.  Now I’ll just have to work on making it official.