Sunday, November 1, 2009


Dan and I drove up to the hills yesterday to meet some friends for lunch and celebrate a birthday. Our destination was the Wondervu Cafe in, of all places, the town of Wondervu. I wonder how it got its name?The Wondervu Cafe serves some of the best Mexican food in the area. It is to die for. On the outside, it looks like any other roadside business in a mountain town. But, step inside and you're greeting by mouthwatering aromas and a cozy, airy interior. Southwestern art brightens the walls, and in one corner stands a tall cactus plant cheerfully strewn with chili pepper lights. There's an outside patio that we've enjoyed on warmer days. They hadn't shoveled the snow off yet yesterday:) And there's a sweet shop right inside the cafe and a gift shop next door, always a plus in my book. And when you're done eating, you can grab some of the yummy goodness to take home, in the form of jars of Mile High Salsa and Mile High Hot Fudge Sauce.

It's the perfect place to gather with friends on a weekend, watch a football game in the bar, or just catch up with one another. Share a pitcher of margaritas or a Bloody Mary, and feast on huevos rancheros (Dan's choice) or seafood enchiladas (mine).

The drive home was pretty, too. The Rocky Mountains is a major range of mountains that runs from all the way up in Canada through the U.S. to Mexico. Almost 3,000 miles. But, when I think of the Rockies, this is what I picture, having spent most of my life with these mountains always in sight.
It's hard to believe we had two feet of snow on the ground just a couple days ago. That's Colorado for you. We weather the storms and a day or two later the sun comes out and melts it all away. Today, we are back to working on the deck, putting up some more rafters.

What are your plans for the day?


Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

That sounds delish! I love your description of the restaurant. We're having friends over today after church and I made a big pot of chicken and sausage gumbo.


Becky said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the Rockies and still remember my very first glimpse in 1975 on my way to Young Life Camp.

Happy Birthday to your hubby. My hubby's birthday is Friday :)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Beautiful views is right! Great pictures, but next time get brave and take some of the interior, it sounds nice and the food sounds really good :) Sounds like you're having a great weekend!

Joanne said...

What beautiful views you are blessed with! So inspiring, such peace. Sounds like you had a great time. We were off to find flu shots here today. This is just for the regular flu, but H1N1 is so prevalent too. Schools are actually closing for a few days to a week at a time to try to stop the progress!

Country Dreaming said...

Beautiful pics. I love the snow.
We have had a beautiful day and I'm glad the sun was out to help celebrate my birthday today!
Red Lobster was my lunch choice.
I'll have more later on Dreaming.


Joe Clark said...

Ah! The Wondervu Cafe is one of Lexi's favorite restaurants. I've never had the chance to eat there, though I've driven by before and that view is gorgeous! That's one of the nicest things about Colorado. If it snows, it's likely to melt away within the week.

You should check out my latest blog entry on the problems of birth in America. Here's the URL:

Joanna Jenkins said...

The snow covered mountains in that first pic are stunning. Thanks for sharing.


Sarah said...

Beautiful. I can't wait to get back to visit the Rockies some day...Your pictures just make me want to head on down right now.

Have a great week - your date sounds wonderful. I am hoping to maybe make seafood enchiladas tonite, but it's so nice - I should grill...

Kat said...

Hi Karen your drive sounds lovely. How fun to take a nice drive to meet friends for lunch and which that sounded yummy too. I love the photos of the mountains and snow. Glad you had a great time! have a great week.