Our recent trip westward didn't end with that amazing visit to Utah. . . . . . it
continued into Colorado for yet another long awaited visit with a blog friend,
Michael MacVean, graphic designer/illustrator extraordinaire,
SCRIBBLE PICNIC host and all around lovely, friendly, funny guy.
Visit Michael's blog HERE.
Today he's back posting about his move to Kentucky and
plans for the future.
We flew from Salt Lake City to Denver, picked up a rental car and drove to
Loveland where dinner with Michael was planned. We were running quite late
due to the airport car rental place being a nightmare, but Michael, bless his polite
English heart, waited for us. . . . . . . .thank goodness!
Michael and I have been blog friends for many, many years and he, like me
always seemed excited at the thought of meeting up someday. We decided this
had to be the year - he's still young but we're getting long in the tooth!
As Utah and Colorado are neighboring states we could do it quite easily.
There was just one hitch, lifestyle changes meant Michael and his wife,
lovely artist, Alexandra were moving to Kentucky just before we were due
to arrive in Fort Collins, Colorado!
Anyway all worked out as Michael returned to tie up lose ends on the dates
we were visiting and we could get together. Sadly Alexandra was not able to
come with him due to work commitments in Kentucky. . . . . but we look
forward to meeting up with her another time.
The second day in Fort Collins we met Michael for a tour around the
really great Old Town section of Fort Collins. Starting with freshly baked
biscuits, muffins, croissants (best almond one ever) and good coffee at
The Little Bird Bakery - which I know Michael and Alexandra will
definitely miss - we enjoyed walking and visiting so many interesting
shops and viewing historic homes in the area.
I love signage and in Fort Collins Old Town area it was awesome.
Strolling around town on a beautiful day.
This was a great small batch chocolate shop - we each had a truffle and picked
two bars to bring home. Gobbled up the truffles but the bars are here awaiting
a special occasion for serving.
This collage shows some the pretty things for sale in the lovely shops Michael
took time to show us. I did buy the French kitchen soap as I was out of it.
The fox on the baby onesie in the center is one of Alexandra's illustrations. . . . .and
I have to say the little dish with the sheep has a quote I totally agree with (Gina that
one's for you!).
Michael thanks so much for making time to see us - we enjoyed it all so much.
Wishing you and Alexandra much happiness in your new home.
Here's to the next time.