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Calling this in from Boulder, CO.  We have made an offer on a condo, and it has been accepted.  if there are no unpleasant surprises, in 45 days we will have a second home in Boulder, where My Daughter and her Squeeze can live. 

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ccdesan
Feb. 2nd, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
It's a good time to buy. Here's to a smooth and worry-free transaction!
sleepyjohn00
Feb. 2nd, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
It should be clean, unless the inspector discovers giant ur-gerbils in the baseboards or something.
brthnbabies
Feb. 2nd, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
torakiyoshi
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
Given the prices in Boulder ten years ago, when I last looked at them, I am surprised anyone can afford a first home there, let alone a second. Even in this economy.

-=Kiyoshi, leaving aside his thoughts about non-natives infesting moving into his homeland
leadsporkofdoom
Feb. 2nd, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
You'd be correct. We are in Gunbarrel.

-Maggie, the voice of the affliction.
torakiyoshi
Feb. 3rd, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
OMIGOD! I grew up two miles north of Gunbarrel! The neighborhood in the northeast corner of 63rd and Niwot Roads.

Specifically, right here:

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(I can post that because my family has all moved away. First Dad after the divorce, then my brother, then me when I went to college, then Mom and my step-dad sold it and moved out of state. But my parents built the house.)

Remind me to put together a list of great restaurants for you. We'll start with Juanita's. Do you like Mexican? It's on Pearl Street, a half-block west of the mall. Try the Tequila Chicken, or the Chicken Molé. They're to die for. Or, if you want something a little less expensive, there's Alexandro's, on Arapaho and Broadway. Little tiny place, the menu is entirely a la carte, but quite tasty. If you're looking for slightly more Americanized, the Montoya Family (no relation) own the La Estralita's chain. Unfortunately, they pulled out of Boulder, but you should still be able to find one in Westminster. Stay out of Longmont restaurants; most aren't any good. But do look for the Colacci's family italian restaurants; the Blue Parrot in Louisville is most exellent. Home-made spaghetti, and meatballs the size of your fist!

Ok... a little over-excited, here. Hehe.

-=Kiyoshi, feeling very homesick all of a sudden

Edited at 2009-02-03 05:01 am (UTC)
leadsporkofdoom
Feb. 3rd, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Awesome! The boy lives in Longmont, on S Coffman and Quebec but I have at least seen that street sign!

Amazing, a true built from scratch Boulderite!

Juanitas... loverly food, the closest to trustworthy mexican I can find! Hmm Alexandro's I haven't sen but I wasn't looking. I'll ask for the Blue Parrot next time we need a meatball. There's a rib joint (ha) in Longmont, middle or cute houses, run by a cordon bleu chef and the meat will not stay on the stupid ribs long enough to get it to your face!
torakiyoshi
Feb. 3rd, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
Yep. Fifth Gen in Colorado, and my family's been in the New World since 1582. First child born in N. America in 1588.

If Garcia's is still in town, they're good Mexican, too. And their Deep-Fried Ice Cream is the BEST. (Another family place gone chain. The founder was my dad's barber when he was a kid.)

Trying to think what other restaurants are good. I don't think Gepetto's is still open...

Oh! What am I thinking?! Have. You. Had. Beau-Jo's. Yet?!?!? (If not, go to the one in Id. Springs. It's worth the drive to get it from the original restaurant. And bring some pens! (Especially, make yer dad do so while he's still in town, and put an NLCTC on the walls of Beau-Jo's.)

-=Kiyoshi
sleepyjohn00
Feb. 2nd, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Which is why we're buying it, instead of the kids; we can afford a place where you can't still see the MAYTAG logo on the side of the box.

And, from talking to the agent, if all those hippies hadn't moved in forty years ago, Boulder wouldn't be anywhere near as much fun as it is. YMMV. It reminds me of what James Curley said to FDR when FDR nominated him as Ambassador to Poland: "If Poland's so great, why don't you move there yourself?" ;)
torakiyoshi
Feb. 3rd, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
It's not the hippies: a lot of those are natives. My own family has been there since before Colorado was a state-- before it even belonged to the US, in fact. So it's hard for me to go back, and see the incredible population boom that the Front Range has suffered, knowing that now less than 1/4 of the adults living there were born in Colorado.

-=Kiyoshi
torakiyoshi
Feb. 3rd, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Take your daughter to Beau Jo's. Go to the one in Idaho Springs. It's worth the drive. (Plus, the scenery in the Coal Creek Canyon can't be beat.)

-=Kiyoshi
sleepyjohn00
Feb. 3rd, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
alas, we are now in the airport; we'll have to get there next time. We did hit some pretty good places: Brasserie TenTen, Southern Sun Brewpub, Village Tavern (in Superior). Made up for the hotel breakfast, which was free, and worth every penny of it.
oceansedge
Feb. 2nd, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
woot! congratulations to all!
sleepyjohn00
Feb. 2nd, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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