This past weekend was a busy one – so busy I didn’t take many pictures of our adventures!
Saturday we continued our summer tradition of volunteering with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. It’s a pretty good deal – act as an usher to support the staff, and you get to see the performance for free! Of course, that does mean being there an hour ahead of time, and staying for almost an hour afterward to clean up, but it’s worth it! Despite being held on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, this is not an average college production. There are professional actors from across the country who take part in the festival, giving some of the best performances I’ve ever seen. One thing in particular that I enjoy about the CSF is when they give the play a different setting. In this case, we were seeing “The Taming of the Shrew” set in 1940s Little Italy! It gives a different perspective on a classic text. Thankfully after a hot summer day, it cooled down by the evening for the outdoor performance. And the threatening rain held off!
We got home really late that night, and the next day was another packed day!
Sunday started off with church in Boulder, then a trip to downtown Denver for the Greek Festival! It’s hosted by The Assumption of Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and as we discovered last year, it’s a blast! There’s dancing, music, shopping and best of all – FOOD! So much Greek food!! We used a Groupon this year, which limited our choices of what to eat (but it was such a good deal, I’m not complaining). We enjoyed Greek fries, gyros and loukoumathes! I was also pretty excited to find bags of Greek coffee on sale – we’ve run out at home, and sometimes the options of drip coffee, French press, and espresso just aren’t enough. And despite the fact that the last thing I needed to purchase was another cookbook….I splurged and got another cookbook. (For the record, this brings my total of Greek-themed cookbooks to two. We won’t talk about the 29 other ones, three family recipe collections, or the fact that there are still cookbooks of mine back in NY.) I really do love community collection cookbooks, because you get a peek into the traditions of other families.
This past week, Peter informed me that he has every weekend from now until the start of the school year planned out. Time for me to clean my camera and get ready to write more entries!