Well glad to know it's not just me that feels strongly about my Mexican food. :) Thanks so much for all the recommendations!!! Can't wait to try 'em.
Can I just say how much I heart living in the city? This morning I drove through downtown, past the state capitol building, past the US Mint, various museums etc. I love the energy and the people and the big huge buildings. Our neighborhood isn't in a super urban area but we're only 10 minutes from downtown, and I love that. We ARE within walking distance of a historic old street filled with quaint shops, boutiques, bakeries, pubs, coffee and ice cream shops etc. I love anytime we get to go there.
This is the biggest city I've ever lived in, by far. And I've decided that I'm both city AND country, but NOT in-between-y. I grew up on 12 acres and LOVED it. I love the idea of living in the country. But I love living in the city too. I DIDN'T as much like living in towns that weren't near any big cities but weren't rural either (we lived in Santa Barbara, SLO, and Santa Maria when we were in California). So I think if we ever wanted to move out of the city, it would be to live on a bunch of acres or something. But I don't see that happening, because we are quite happy here!
It's been nearly a year that we've been in Denver and it cracks me up to think we made an offer on this house sight-unseen (hey, we could rescind the offer once the house was inspected if we wanted) in a city neighborhood we didn't know a ton about, save for some research I did. Okay, I did a lot of research. But still.
Turns out that so far, we couldn't be happier with our choice. Really. The house has been a lot of work but we've added some value to it and the location is great. The neighborhood is wonderful and we feel like the "culture" of Denver is a good fit for us overall.
So three cheers for the city! And how about you--are you a city person or a country person or an in-between person?