Sunday, July 15, 2012

Denver, Here we came.

"How long is the drive from here to Dallas?" is something we overheard in someone's conversation walking in downtown Denver.  We didn't holler "twelve hours!" at this stranger-passerby, but apparently, more people than we thought make that trek.  We got really acquainted with Hwy 287 too. My parents watched our kiddos so my best friend and I could drive up to Colorado to visit our other bestie, Lindsay, who lives near downtown Denver.  What a fun reunion!

Lindsay planned our meals (we were all on a budget) and put together different activities we would do.  I was so grateful for this, because I wouldn't even know where to begin in Denver; it's kind of intimidating.  (The car that almost side-swiped me into orange cones on the freeway as we drove into Denver didn't help either.  Oh, the joys of yielding.  Lindsay warned us that we have to drive aggressively, but safely of course.)

Our adventures... 

Rockies Baseball game at Coors Field.
Washington Park.

We packed up dinner and had a picnic and some pillow talk in the park.   
I was also pretty excited because I only spent $10.47 at Ikea that day and came away with Tupperware, a spatula and a broken (discount!) woven cube to use for wall art.  Record, folks. Record.

On our way to Winter Park, we stopped at the Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater.  Oh yes, we took jumping pictures. 
Relaxing in Winter Park

We drove up a mountain to hang out in Winter Park (ski resort) for the day.  My oh my, the weather was beautiful.  We took a short gondola ride up the mountain and slid down Colorado's Longest Alpine Slide. Yeah, I was terrified, but it was so much fun!  Notice that I'm holding on for dear life in the pic above.  Lindsay laughed too because Jenny and I added "Ride an Alpine Slide" to our bucket list and checked it off. 

Downtown Denver was hoppin'.
One night, we got all fancy and had a birthday progressive dinner downtown for Lindsay.  We may or may not have eaten at two or three different places.  Great idea for exploring downtown (and yummy desserts)! On Lindsay's birthday, we had breakfast at Snooze (yummy pancakes) and enjoyed some Jazz in the Park that evening.
Happy Birthday Lindsay!
Lindsay's birthday card from her brother. Never say never.
Picnic and Jazz in the Park.

After listening to some cool jazz with a hot beat, we ended our evening with some ice cream from Sweet Action.  It's called Sweet action because that's what you get! (They have red velvet, chai, vegan chocolate chip and blackberry lavender flavors, just to name a few.  Delicious? You bet.) 

Long story, long, we had a fabulous time with Lindsay in Denver.  I can't wait to visit again!

1 comment:

  1. wow that looks like a blast! may I say that I think I would love to hang out with you =)