Then we took my bike in to get all checked out after the first 1/3 of the ride and strolled around the famous Pearl Street. Totally up my alley. Lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, and street performers. Everything was so trendy and unique, so fun to wander around. Ended the day with a purchase from the candy store and a sore muscle massage bar from LUSH.
Unfortunately, it decided to storm around 4 for the rest of the day and into the night...so no full firework show went off. I think this was the first time, at least that I can remember, that I haven't gone and watched a firework show on the 4th...kinda a bummer. But once it settled down we started walking around and fireworks picked up. I'm not as used to having such elaborate fireworks going off all the time outside of the town show since they're illegal in IL. It was a different way to enjoy the 4th, and even though we didn't get to see a full show, it was neat to be walking with fireworks going off in the background. I felt like I was in The Sandlot.
It was a good first day in Boulder with only a few more days to pack in a long list of "To Do's."