Wow, it's hot outside. Not saying that there are always fires here, but there is a huge billowing cloud of smoke from north of Estes park. Last night we had a great time at the Truck It! food fest at Gateway Park. I think they are beyond needing the city's approval since they've found so many regular venues to serve food. Boulder guvmt can be so picky about what events they allow and what they disapprove (noting the emergency ordinance they will enact to have a Flagstaff finish for the bike race but they don't allow food trucks in the city for little family type festivals.) It's still beautiful here, though. Ran into an old neighbor with a new daughter named Nadia.