Memorial Day in Boulder
What a beautiful day and weekend we had in Boulder. The kickoff to summer got off to a ringing start with all of the activities that bring visitors to this area in late May. The Boulder Creek Festival ran Friday night through Monday and featured art exhibits, carnival rides, food, dance and music performances and exhibitors booths. The festival also hosts the annual rubber duck race down Boulder Creek that features thousands of ducks bought by citizens all for a good cause. This is a great downtown Boulder event made even better by the beautiful weather of the weekend.
Another classic Boulder event is the BolderBOULDER 10K road race. This year there were a record 50,000 participants! This year the race was a family event for the Kearney Family. My 10 year old son Jake ran the race alone and posted an awesome time of 49 minutes! My 7 year old son Ben and I jogged it (no walking for the 1st time) together and completed the course in about 1 hour 11 minutes. My wife Kristy walk/jogged the course with her sister. I’m always amazed by the mass of humanity and all of the positive energy lining the course. It certainly makes 6.2 miles go pretty fast! Everyone ends up at Folsom Stadium on the CU campus and there they have an annual Memorial Day presentation honoring a war hero veteran. This presentation is followed by the National Anthem and a military jet flyover, very cool.
As for real estate, I was very surprised that this was a busy weekend. Many people out making buying decisions and writing offers over the past week. This is a very positive sign for our market as we move forward into summer.