I enjoyed my first trip to Boulder so much that my mom wanted to visit during her recent trip to Colorado. That was definitely fine with me! Our first stop was one of the few places I did not get to visit on my first trip: the Dushanbe Tea House! The tea house was a gift to Boulder from Boulder's sister city in Tajikistan. The house itself is gorgeous, constructed with blue tiles. We took our tea outside under some flower arches. They had a plethora of tea options and I chose a Japanese green tea with matcha and some sort of rice.
We went back to Native Foods Café for lunch, which actually met my mom's approval. Our visit was during the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, so we went to see I Hate Hamlet on the CU Boulder campus. My favorite Shakespeare play is Hamlet so I enjoyed this satire and greatly appreciated the references to other Shakespeare plays. The next day, I visited the Leanin' Tree gallery and Celestial Seasonings for the second time each. I don't know if it was because I was concussed the first time or because the machines were actually operating during the tour, but all of the teas and herbs were much stronger scented this time. We also visited the café and sampled quite a few of their teas. When I saw the literature mug, I thought it would make the perfect souvenir to go with all of the tea I purchased last time. It has a time line of periods in both British and American literature as well as many titles I've read!
Much to my confusion, I woke up yesterday morning to many messages about my supposed trip to Jamaica. After visiting Spice Island Grill in Colorado Springs, I posted a photo expressing that now I was ready to go to Jamaica. I'm not actually going to Jamaica, but the Spice Island Grill is decorated very Jamaican so it was a nice island escape in rainy Colorado Springs. They also have an expansive vegetarian menu, so I got BBQ tofu steaks, fried plantains (which my mom kept calling plankton), and pumpkin soup. Our meal took over two hours...they were on "island time!"
Jamaica is now high on my list of places I want to travel to! Where are some of your dream destinations?
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