Pirate’s Cove in Englewood, Colorado

Pirate's Cove in Englewood, ColoradoI missed out on Adult Night at Pirate’s Cove in Englewood, Colorado. It’s fun to take a swim in the lazy river and do a little serious people-watching. The weather was threatening to ruin things, so I decided to pass and work some more on my web design. I highly recommend Pirate’s Cove in Englewood, Colorado as a little gem for cooling off on those hot summer days.
My first summer squash of the season was deliciously sweet in my salad today, which included buttercrunch lettuce, also from the garden. The tomatoes are looking great, although I swear the so-called cherry tomatoes are shaped more like grapes. They are still green, but it won’t be long now.  Denver has been getting monsoon rains in the afternoon with some flooding. That hasn’t happened in the last several years. The garden likes it.
PS Pirate’s Cove in Englewood, Colorado is due for an expansion as of 2016 and plans are in the making. I put in my own two cents worth, asking for more senior hours maybe once a week. That way if it rains on the one day allowed for seniors, we have more options.

 

Gardens in Vail

Gardens in Vail

Betty Ford Gardens in Vail

We spent part of the 4th of July weekend with friends in Vail, Colorado. The temperature was perfect for a little sightseeing, biking down Vail Pass and enjoying the music and Farmer’s Market. We spent some time at the Betty Ford Gardens. Admission is free and it has grown since the last time I was there. There are fountains and several levels with both ramps and stairs for easy access. For those, who may want an easy-going day to enjoy nature and sunshine without a lot of sweating, this is a great place to spend some time. Don’t forget to go through the gift shop, which is designed for your inner gardener. The gardens in Vail are a pleasant repast, but even if you don’t want to give up bike riding for a day, you can enjoy individual patches of gardens in Vail neighborhoods throughout town.