No, not Loo-UH-vol, Lew-is-vill. I found myself in small-town Colorado today, and it was just dripping with charm. Louisville is near Boulder, so the backdrop is a fantastic mountain view. The main road through town kicks off his the historical museum and segues into restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, and boutiques. I visited not one but two book shops within one block. I had a cappuccino (my usual) and an egg bagel at a small cafe named Bittersweet. BIttersweet it was not!
After my refreshment (read: second breakfast) I hit the sidewalk in search of see what was to see. Picture a quiet mountain town, sidewalks full of passerby, but very little actual noise. There were few vehicles on the road also. The streets off-shooting the main drag were mostly residential and full of cute houses. It also happened to be Small Business Saturday, and since this area seemed to be 90% small businesses, there was quite a bit going on. My treasures for the day included a small animality pig from a fair trade shop, and an intriguing mystery novel set in New Orleans from a used book shop. And the coffee of course!
I had been feeling pretty down lately about working so much that I didn’t have time to have any new Colorado adventures. What a delightful surprise to have a little adventure practically fall into my lap!