Down Town Fort Collins

 

Down Town Fort Collinsby Jenny on November 14

It had been a long cold week in Wyoming. We were starting to feel a little cabin fever creeping upon us. In fact, I have been downright restless! I was ready to go, see, and do!

My husband has, on numerous occasions, compared me to one of those bad dogs that needs to be exercised to prevent destruction! I was at the brink of chewing the blinds to bloody hell!

The Sherpa said “we are taking a road trip.” We initially had planned on hitting the road on Saturday; however, the weather man was predicting ten to twenty inches of snow. So, we thought to ourselves…we better take advantage of the beautiful warm day!

Luckily, we are within an hour’s driving time to Fort Collins, Colorado. The temperature outside was sixty degrees, and the sun was shining. My kind of day! The closer to Colorado we got, the less wind we experienced. Wyoming happens to be a very cold and windy place, in case ya didn’t know.

Mexican Food

Our day started with Fajitas for two at Pueblo Viejo. That means “Old Town” in Spanish. Not to be confused with the tequila from Mexico, which is very good in margaritas!

Downtown shopping

After our bellies were full, we walked the down town area and window shopped all of the amazing eclectic store fronts.

Hotel sign

Fort Collins has really preserved the area and made an environment that inspires the community to gather. The day brought out individuals of all ages walking and absorbing the sites.

Place to hang out

The gourmet aromas drew us in for coffee. My cup of latte was brimming with whip cream and a yummy chocolate flavor. The store was chock full of goodies certain to delight!

Caramel Apples

As I mentioned, the temptation of sweet morsels could be found everywhere. Overwhelmed with photo inspiration at every turn, I snapped away!

My husband the travel sherpa

We had a wonderful day filled with exploration and photography. My Sherpa felt pooped! We took a moment to rest and reflect. We definitely plan on coming back to explore more…another day!

Dwell Photo Shoot

Our wonderful urban abode is to be featured in Dwell Magazine. We are expected to be in the October issue. The architects who designed the buildings submitted info to Dwell for review. After several tenants submitted photos, a free lance  journalist whom Dwell magazine hired came and interviewed us. Several individuals were interviewed to gain a perspective on each persons reason to live here.  After the interview, a photo session was scheduled.

This  photo was taken by Keith Bishop A.K.A “hubby”. The building boasts a commons area for all of the tenants to use for social gatherings. The closed window is our home” Loft B”.

This photo is of Jake Stangel photographer at work. This young, creative individual schooled me and my husband on how to use his camera. It was a fun experience seeing and learning all that goes into a photo shoot. He worked very methodical and talked about how to use the light.   He definitely has a passion for creating pictures. 

  1. Amy ~ Eat. Live. Laugh. Shop. permalink

    What a great day away!!! Glad you beat the snow!
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    • Jenny permalink*We had a great time! The area ended up only getting a dusting of snow! Oh well…it was too nice to be stuck in an apartment!
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  2. Barbara permalinkJenny, I love that you have a sherpa! I love that you call him that and take photos of him. I need me one of those….. Looks like a great day. My daughter has a good friend who is from France but has lived in Windsor and now Ft. Collins for 4 or 5 years now and she’s always telling me we need to go up and spend a day there because the shopping and old town, that you speak of and photograph so beautifully here – would make for a fun day. There’s somewhere she gets truffle fries that sound fantastic. What a fun post. I’m convinced now. We’re going to get ourselves up there. The Empty Nest Mom

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    • Jenny permalink*Thanks for stopping by! I definitely think you should spend a day there! We had a blast! Shopping, food, and people watching…what more can you ask for?
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      • Barbara permalinkNothing comes to mind – if a hot cappuccino is included in the food part.
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  3. Carolyn permalink

    I love that you used the word Sherpa!
    Great photos.
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    • Jenny permalink*Thanks for stopping in! I am a very amateur photographer but love taking pictures!
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