For the past 5 or 6 years I have been working 60+ hour weeks. I did not get much time to spend with my kids. I have remedied that. It is important to me to spend as much time with both of my kids as I possibly can. I am also spending as much time exercising as I can. I have decided to combine the two activities and so my son and I are starting to hike the trails around Boulder nearly every afternoon. Like all 12-year-old boys my son loves sweets.
I can often tempt him on a long and arduous hike if I promise a treat. My son loves Gelato. This is always a good temptation. He wants to tour Italy and review Gelato. Seriously, and he is only 12. I love this kid. I told him that we first had to start reviewing local shops that serve Gelato. Our first choice was Lucky’s Bakehouse in North Boulder.
Lucky’s Bakehouse opened in our neighborhood last year in November. We have been there several times. They make all of the baked goods from scratch with great ingredients. Everything is creative and pretty. The Chef Jen Bush is a creative baker who designs beautiful as well as tasty pastries, cakes, pies, bars and other treats.
Ben sampled several gelato and ice cream flavors. Lucky’s makes all of the gelato and ice cream in-house from scratch and uses local ingredients as much as possible.
Ben chose Mango Gelato. Ben described this gelato as not too sweet and a little tangy. He said it was cool and refreshing after his hike.
Next week sampled Two Spoons Gelato Shop on Pearl Street. This place is really great. Every flavor we sampled was excellent. They also use local ingredients and organic as well.
Ben chose the raspberry lemon gelato.
Before visiting Two Spoons we walked up the Boulder Creek trail for over an hour.
As for the two gelato shops Ben’s opinion was that he liked Two Spoons better. Maybe it was the bigger serving? Ben also said he liked Lucky’s since he could get other things as well, like a donut. This kid loves his donuts. We have heard that the Justin’s Peanut Butter ice cream at Lucky’s is literally to die for so maybe another long hike and visit to Lucky’s needs to be scheduled. When going for gelato we will be heading down to Pearl Street to visit Two Spoons. When my daughter read this post she wanted to leave and go to Two Spoons right away. I am making her hike Mount Sanitas first! For those of you familiar with this hike you know she will be earning her gelato.
I love to combine exercise, time with my sweet kids and food reviewing all in one. It just does not get any better than this.