Monday, June 15, 2009

The week (about) of my move in recap

I had a lot of help preparing for my move, but I especially had help cramming in all the stuff I "had" to do. (Check out my sister's and dad's blogs for slightly different recaps).

One of my friends, my sister and I went to Cheese in Estes Park. We saw some elk on the way in and enjoyed some delicious wine and food (especially the cheese).

I attended my friend's graduation party from vet school and then we enjoyed some beverages at Zquila and Old Chicago with some other friends.

Breakfast at the Rainbow with some friends from Larimer Humane Society. Then my sister and I enjoyed Easy Streets from Odells (my favorite beer), while my friend kept us company. Then we grabbed some food at Coopersmiths (I will miss their hobgobblers and pub chips) and watched a chick flick (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past).

Breakfast at the Silver Grill (I love their cinnamon roll bread french toast) with the bookclub that eats instead of reading books. Then my sister  and I went shopping and I got a massage while she had a pedicure. Then later that day I went camping at Red Feather with some friends and one of their dogs.
Bookclub that eats instead of reads

View near camp site.

Haley teaching Sienna how to get as dirty as possible.

It was back to reality and time to get packing.

My sister headed over early to help me wrap up packing. Shortly after two friends also came to help me out. Then to round out the group two other friends came by. I don't know what I would have done without their would have been much later nights (mornings)! One last friend also came by after work to wrap up the night.
The back of the moving van about 10 pm.
My dad drove up and helped me finish loading the truck. I rehomed my rat with a boy who sounds like a great home and the trip to Bennett should have been much less stressfull then the one to Seattle would have been (thanks Danielle!) Then it was to the Elephant Bar for dinner with the newly graduated Big B, his mom and stepdad and my parents. Much later that night my parents, my sister and brother-in-law helped me clean.

Finished the last minute cleaning and headed out around 6:30 am. Drove to Sun Valley, Idaho with lunch at a great rest stop in Wyoming. My brother welcomed us with a delicious dinner and brownies baked by his roommate.
The moving van with my car in tow.
Clover hiding.
Curious Mars.
The seasoned traveler, Haley.

Spent the day in Ketchum including a hike, wine, appetizers, and dinner.

On to Seattle with a very small detour to drop my brother off at the Boise airport to pick up his new truck. We arrived at the hotel in Kent around 6 pm. After checking in we enjoyed dinner at The Ram (they must be somehow associated with CB Potts because they carry the same beer...I enjoyed the Wit) and watched the Nuggets game (we were the minority cheering for them).

I signed my lease and moved into my new apartment. There was some excitment in the parking lot that made me a bit nervous, but it helped me meet some of the neighbors.

I am excited about exploring a new state, but miss my friends and family! Come visit any time.

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