The other day one of my WTS hiking buddies and I decided to hang out again and so we opted to meet up in Boulder. Pearl Street is one of the main touristy areas here with lots of shops, restaurants, bars, street performers, play areas, and so on. Some of my recent videos were shot here. You'll notice the brick walkway behind me, the flowers which have sprung up now that it's spring, and the shops on either side.
Anyways, I was walking along Pearl Street and was surprised to find so many people and vendors there, and many of the kids were wearing fairy outfits! Apparently I missed something here... It's interesting to note how the warmer it gets, the more people (both tourists and locals) come in, as well as the more street performers will show up.
Anyways, there was some of the most random stuff going on... including a fire truck which had parked in the street and slowly extended its ladder to maximum height. It's amazing how tall that thing is when fully extended! You also had parents and kids in fairy outfits, face painting and games for the little people, earth conservation type stuff for the big people (that's REALLY big here in Boulder), of course the tulips which have been planted here, and even some awesome marimba players. They were kids from Hawaii playing African music. The music was really enjoyable to listen to and I've posted a pair of videos up on YouTube for you to listen to and enjoy. :)
It's so cool just stumbling across fun random stuff like this... :)
It was sunny at first, then started turning cloudy, and being that this is the mountains and all and the weather is pretty variable, it started hailing! It wasn't the hardy icey hail, but rather small clusters of soft snow.. This was enough to get the musicians to cover their instruments, have the people go inside, and the firetruck to retract its ladder. Then again, maybe 20 minutes later the hail was long gone and it was sunny again! It was pretty chilly all day and certainly windy... There's a saying here in the mountains, "If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes!" and it's so true!