drive to idaho springs
starting on thursday i took one week off of work. it's been really nice. i've got to clean my apartment, go on a few bike rides, make really delicious food and most importantly to relax.
kombucha botanica and a larabar
getting out of the city is nice even if its just for the afternoon. the car ride was beautiful. so many different colors on the mountains as we drove by. it's one of my favorite things to do in colorado. especially when you have music, snacks and good company. ☺
our destination was indian springs. about 40,000 gallons of natural hot mineral water is pumped into their pool. the pool is inside of a dome that houses tropical plants.
green pool water
it was really crowded this weekend, but i still had a relaxing experience. in the dome it's extremely humid, and the water is kept above 100 degrees. my hands were like prunes and i was a little loopy from the heat, but i came out feeling refreshed.
the late afternoon drive home was peaceful. a weekend of being completely off of everything was much needed. my birthday is tomorrow and i'm going to have a pizza potluck. it's going to be delicious!