An Open Letter to Prince Harry

Dear Prince Harry,

It has come to my attention that you will be visiting our fair state this weekend. As your motorcade drives to Colorado Springs from DIA, I am sure you will be struck by the impressive beauty of the Front Range and the Rocky Mountains.

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You will be attending the 2013 Warrior Games. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, “The teams compete in seven sports – archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. The event is designed to help the recovery of the 260 wounded, ill, and injured servicemen and women participating.” You will be a spectator at the Olympic Training Center for a volleyball exhibition on Saturday and a cycling competition at Falcon Stadium on Sunday.

These are all well worth your time and yet a thought occurred to me. After traveling thousands of miles across the world for these wonderful events, why not sneak out of the Springs on Saturday night to stop by one of the jewels of Colorado?

The Boulder Flatirons

Boulder is by far one of the must-see attractions of our state. It boasts the University of Colorado’s red-tiled roofed campus complete with the Flatirons rock formation in the backdrop. Our college co-eds are the most attractive in the country. No, I am not biased because my daughter attends the University.

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It is within walking distance of many hiking trails. I am sure after being cramped on an airplane for so many hours your secret service would appreciate stretching their legs while taking in the fresh mountain air and views of the Boulder Valley.

It is home to Pearl Street, an outdoor mall filled with eclectic people, shops, buskers and musicians.  After your hike and shopping you could relax in one of Boulder’s popular micro-breweries.  I think they may give England a run for their money, but hey, you can prove me wrong.

Pearl Street Mall

You have probably heard that marijuana use has recently been decriminalized. Although lawmakers are still working out the details, you won’t get arrested for inhaling while you are visiting.

Boulder is considered a foodie town which means it is home to many amazing restaurants, some of which are the finest in the country.

There is a wide range of choices for nightlife including DJ’d nightclubs, roof top bars and places to enjoy local bands.

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Before returning to Colorado Springs, I would recommend stopping by one of our specialty cupcake bakeries open late in case you get the munchies.

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You will be glad you came to Boulder. If you get into any trouble for upsetting the royal itinerary, I would be happy to take full responsibility.

Unfortunately, my unmarried daughter is out of town this weekend. I don’t suppose you would consider extending your stay through Monday.

Sincerely yours,

Susie Lindau

Prince Harry’s photo from Wikimedia commons

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  1. Even if Harry doesn’t come calling, Boulder’s tourism bureau should seriously consider hiring you to write copy, Susie. At this moment, even I want to visit Boulder and I hate traveling above 96th Street in Manhattan! I echo all who give your photos A Big Thumbs Up.

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    1. Oh hey thanks! I had to get out of my jammies yesterday to run downtown and snap that photo of the Flatirons. There was a lot of moisture in the air, so it had to be tweaked a little.

      Today the sun is shining and the air is crystal clear. It is a magnificent day for the arrival of a Prince.

      Sheesh. I am still cracking myself up with this stuff! Hahaha!

      Come to Boulder V! It is a place unlike any other…

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    1. Hahahahahahaha! Hahahaha! Haha! Okay I had to breathe! You are so funny… I’m ready. I’m dressed and have gas in the car. My cell phone is charged for snapping loads of pictures…..

      “Come to Boulder Harry. You’ll have a blast!!!”

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    1. Thanks Hook!
      My daughter died laughing! I caught her at the airport and read it to her before she flew out. She said that as long as I didn’t mention her name, I could post it. Hahaha!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you stopped by to read. 🙂
      Boulder is gorgeous. It is a beautiful spring day, perfect for a visit from “His Royal Highness.”

      Come by for a visit! There is much to see and do. It is only 25 minutes from Denver too!

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    1. Hahahahahahhaha! Hahahahahhahaha! Still laughing. These comments on this post are so hilarious!!
      Oh my God!! I would not fit the Royal Mold and would have a serious problem with protocol!!! To start with, I am waaaaay too out-going and friendly to wait for security screenings like they warned in the Colorado Springs Newspaper.
      Still laughing Scott…. 🙂

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  2. If you aren’t a contributing writer for the Colorado Bureau of Tourism, you surely ought to be…, The city of Boulder especially !!! This was a fun post, Susie. Say hello to Harry for me!
    Paul

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    1. Thanks so much! It was a fun one to write.
      I know right??? I should get paid writing at some point in my life!
      I actually really love it here. You will have to come out Paul!
      I will high five him for you!

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    1. I think he should too! Maybe it is on the Royal Itinerary already. Fingers crossed!
      Boulder’s not that far from the Springs and it is so boring down there in comparison. We’ll see!

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  3. Are you going out to see him? Maybe you could slip him a note with your daughter’s phone number and a picture.

    This was a really cute post, Susie.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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  4. You are hilarious! What a great love letter to Boulder. I really, really hope Harry reads this and comes for a visit. Especially since you made it quite clear that marijuana is legal now. That slays me! Oh, my dear sweet Susie. I love you so much, you have no idea. Can you extend your stay until Monday? Classic!

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    1. Hahahaha! Writing the post cracked me up, but the comments are hysterical!!! Thanks for the FB love Tameri! Love you too!
      Wouldn’t it be something if he showed up on Pearl Street tomorrow night?????

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  5. I loved London when I visited, and I learned the currency thanks to my frequent pub visits (What’s not to love about that?). But if we’re talking spring time, I’m gonna go with you as my travel agent. Nice letter, Colorado.

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  6. How could he resist? If he can’t make Monday but wants to meet her, MAYBE she could manage some rescheduling?
    Don’t blame Harry for the hair. It goes with being royal and getting big-headed so they grow through it. (Hey, I’m a royalist, actually.)

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    1. Hahaha! I will be waiting to see if he makes a Royal appearance. We just got a visit from Julie Andrews (this year’s commencement speaker). She hit Pearl Street and kissed the buffalo on Thursday night! You never know…

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  7. Oh to be in Colorado this weekend! Though for my boyfriend’s sake, it’s probably a good idea I’m in California. 😉 Hope you eat some Harry sightings, Susie!

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    1. I am headed down to Boulder now, but I don’t think anyone would see him until much later. It would be amazing if he did show up!
      At least your boyfriend can sleep soundly! 🙂

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  8. Too funny! Wouldn’t it be cool to meet him in real life! I visited Colorado probably twenty years ago and it was beautiful. We went for a hike in the Rocky Mountain National Park and we ran into quite a variety of wild animals. I’ve always wanted to go back. 🙂

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