As many of you may already know, I have a local crafts Facebook group called “Colfax Stitch ‘n Bitch”. In an attempt to increase participation, I added another meeting day to include the people who couldn’t manage Thursday evenings. Sunday afternoons seemed a good thing. I also wanted to change up the venue a bit and set up a poll with possible sites and threw in a red herring. With my sense of humor being what it is, that was a given. The red herring? A local bar called The Red Frog that boasts the best mountain view that I’ve ever seen. I haven’t been to that many bars, much less those that feature views, so, take my word for it. It’s beautiful. The Red Frog was chosen, so I posted it was, and quite a few people were excited about the event. There were some members who declined because it was a bar; I get it. Otherwise, I thought I’d see a few new faces.
I showed up on time, made my way back to the patio and was surprised to see how busy it was. In general. The patio part of the bar is just that – open to the elements. With only a roof, there’s no heating, no air conditioning. You deal with what nature gives you. It was 95 degrees F that day. With the shade and a little breeze it was tolerable enough. I saw the one remaining table available and I grabbed it up.
And there I sat for 30 minutes, knitting and drinking my virgin mango margarita. It was delicious. I expected someone to say something to me. A lively bar is not where you’d expect to find a middle-aged woman knitting, but all I got were some second glances and everyone went about their drinking and/or eating. When a spot cleared up at the open viewing area, I quickly gathered up my gear, switched seats and continued to nurse my drink.
All-in-all, it wasn’t a bad time. I rather liked it and intend to return either alone or with more people. As for my group, I called them all wimps! I may not have a group much longer….