Three days in the passenger seat of a U-Haul went by pretty quickly on the way from New York to Colorado last year. I actually really didn’t mind it. As soon as we could see the Rocky Mountains, though, the next couple of hours felt like they lasted longer than the whole trip collectively up to that point. When we started heading west on 36 and reached the crest overlooking Boulder Valley and the Flatirons, though, it was all worth it and then some.
NCAR’s Mesa Lab, I.M. Pei’s famous building at the top of Table Mesa, is one of the first things that you notice when you see Boulder’s “mountain line” view. I had a great time researching “Eyes to the Sky: Boulder’s NCAR and the Mesa Lab,” posted on Your Boulder on July 8th, about NCAR’s history and the background of the Mesa Lab, both of which are ingrained in Boulder’s community. To read the full post, click here.