Home Again

Welcome!  Last Friday I told you we were taking a trip to Colorado to visit with one of our three daughters.  Well I’m happy to say we made it home safely.  I’ve been spending the last few days resting up and stowing away our gear.  Today I finally got around to chronologically arranging my receipts.  As I sorted them I thought what better way is there to recreate our travels than by sifting through a pile of receipts.  They obviously have a tale to tell.  From the receipts I compiled a list of our favorite hideouts.  Here’s the list I came up with.

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Extreme Pizza

Five Guys Burgers and Fries  Their French fries are to-die-for.  However, be cautions when ordering them.  The small order is enough for a party of four.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill  Very, very delicious

Omelets Etc, 1616 South Eight Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Wonderful, wonderful omelets and pancakes.  A must visit.

Toast  First time I ever ate at one of these restaurants was in Chicago.  Really great food.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco  They have unbelievably fabulous food!  We were lucky to dine at Wahoo’s twice during our visit.

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Gifts and Antiques Shops

Gatherings Furnishings & accessories for your home.  We found this neat little shop on our last visit to Colorado.  We just had to include it this time as well.

Littleton Antiques & Such  Great little shop with loads of vintage finds.  In my search for tea cups, saucers, tea pots and even a child’s little tea set I hit the jackpot at this shop.  Definitely a must see.

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Great Places to Purchase Gourmet Food Items

Savory Spice Shop  The BEST place to buy organic spices, blends, flavorings, etc.  Although they offer online shopping the preferred method is an in person visit.  How else can you taste-test their wonderful concoctions.  Savory Spice Shop’s Taco Seasoning is always on our shopping list.

The Chocolate Therapist  If, like me, your favorite food group is chocolate, then you MUST visit this store.  Yum, Yum!  Note:  as I am typing this I am sampling a small bag of their Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Seeds.  Also making the trip home with us were Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, as well as the following four chocolate bars:  The Purist (72% All-Natural Dark Chocolate), Extreme Therapy (72% All-Natural Dark Chocolate With Organic Cacao Nibs), Super Hero (72% All-Natural Dark Chocolate With Whole Almonds And Tart Dried Cherries), and Blue Suede Shews (72% All-Natural Dark Chocolate With Blueberries And Cashews).  From my list of purchases perhaps you have detected that I am a fan of dark chocolate.  Dark chocolate is not the only chocolate they carry.  They have many fine offerings in the milk chocolate arena.

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Fabric Stores

LadyBug Hill Quilts  Great little fabric store tucked away in Colorado Springs.

Nana’s Quilt Cottage, LLC  Of course a trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to local fabric stores.  This shop is run by a very sweet lady. Although her shop is small in size she has it packed with tons of patterns and wonderful fabrics.  She even carries an inventory of unusual sewing accessories and supplies.

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Well that’s a wrap.  I’ve just taken you on a whirlwind tour of my all-time favorite shops in the Colorado Springs area.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.  Why not at least visit one of their websites and see for yourself.

See you next Friday.

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