After Yellowstone National Park we drove further south towards Colorado. We decided to make Boulder our first pitstop there. The town is known for its beautiful setting amongst the mountains, its outdoor lifestyle and liberal outlook.

They also have a lively  open air mall where you will find various street performers.

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We visited the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park which offers spectacular views of the American rockies. We took one of the unpaved roads up the mountain where the views are steep and astonishing. We even spotted a beaver along the way.

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At the top!

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On the way back we stopped at a small town called Nederland. That is funny as it’s the exact way we Dutch spell our country. It’s a different way to say ‘low land’ which isn’t exactly the case for this town!

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Back in Boulder we also had a lot of fun ‘tubing’. And if you think that it’s just sitting in a tube lazily sliding down the river, think again!

This white river had fast streams, small waterfalls, rocks and it felt like a challenging obstacle course. Needless to say, we fell many times in the (very cold) water and stepped away with a few scratches. It was a lot of fun too though and we could not stop laughing when my husband lost his tube and could not catch up with it.

He therefore went back for a second ‘ride’ and I filmed him falling off and almost losing his tube again. Only a ‘superman’ dive could rescue it this time. Check this instagram video if you like to see the short video.

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One of the great things about travelling, is that it allows me to meet some of my blogger friends. Ana, aka Mrs American Made has been featured many times on this site and was interviewed here. She is just as wonderful and beautiful in person as she is on her blog. She and her family really love the Boulder lifestyle.

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Of course she was game for a little photoshoot.

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And here is what I wore for our meeting. My trusted 7/8 pants from Zara and blue top from In Good Company that you saw earlier combined with a black skirt.

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Next stop, Denver!

Have you ever been to Boulder? What did you do?

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