Mr. M and I just got back from a fantastic trip to Denver filled with sights, drinks, friends and laughs. I wish I could take credit for the planning but had a lot of help from a friend of ours who I have discovered is my traveling kindred spirit =)
*Since I’m not sure how my friends feel about their lives being posted on the internet I will keep the pictures and stories vague (to protect those who may have eaten 2 gallons of ice cream, had a small slip on the dance floor, ordered Canadian bacon pizza, ruined a chipmunks life, forgot to scoop a dog poop, or other such random non-specific examples).
5:13am Arrive exactly 2 minutes before they stopped taking checked bags. Whoops!
7:00am Greeted with hugs, donut holes, and a ride from one of my bestest of friends who drove an hour to pick us up at the airport on her birthday….did I mention she is one of the bestest?
10:00am Mr. M and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast at Over Easy and both discovered new favorite drinks.
|Fresh lemon, Colorado honey, and Cucumber--three of my favorite things!|
11:30am Hike the Seven Bridges Trail in Colorado Springs
|Shady and beautiful, perfect for an August day|
2:00pm Much needed drinks (heavily caffeinated for this girl!) and lunch at Brother Luck’s
3:30pm Mr. M naps while I catch up with said bestest friend
7:00pm Birthday dinner at a restaurant that happened to be hosting a Trivia Night. This involved several rowdy debates I.E., Which country has the 5th largest land mass in the world and takes up a little over half of its continent? Hint: it’s not Canada (I will never let Mr. M live that down)
9:00am No one woke me up because they had to go potty (or already did), wanted watermelon, or threw their binky out of the crib = heaven!
11:00am Hit the road
11:25am Stopped so I could pee (sorry!) at Krispy Kreme..Spent 5 minutes watching the donut conveyer belt
1:00pm Arrived at Ameristar Hotel in Black Hawk, did some sightseeing in Central City, Mr. M eats $7.99 Prime Rib and we drink $3 beers—love the prices here! Waitress gives us the senior discount—I try not to be offended
2:00pm Meet up with some more friends and proceed to drink, gamble, and laugh WAY too much. (Note to self: ‘Let’s just split a bottle of wine at dinner’=NOT a good idea)
11:07pm Discover pool closes at 11:00pm
6:30am Drink 24 glasses of water and head up to pool on the 36th floor—gorgeous view!
9:45am Set out with Starbucks in hand on our way to Fort Collins
10:15am Wonder aloud whose idea it was to drive a windy mountain road after a late night in the casino (turns out it was mine…)
|Driving through a mountain|
11:00am Meet MORE friends at Smokin Dave’s BBQ in Estes Park. Yum!
12:30pm Stop for ice cream…spend 5 minutes watching the dry ice ice cream maker
|Note the 2 galloon tub of ice cream in the forefront of the photo-PROOF!|
7:00pm Dance and laugh the night away with great friends at a terrific wedding
11:00am Crash romantic bride and groom brunch at Fort Collins Brewery. Stop at Odell Brewing Company and even get a private tour of New Belgium from the new Mr. and Mrs.!
|Just what the doctor ordered!|
4:00pm Head back to Denver, Mr. M buys grossest looking burrito at super shady gas station (I feel like that should be documented incase he gets food poisoning or something)
6:00pm Relax at hotel, watch Pitch Perfect (NOT Sports Center) and pack for the way home
3:30am Shuttle to the airport
12:00pm Home to squeeze the world’s cutest little men!!!
|They wanted to feed this small bale to the chickens #chickenlovers #justlikegrandpaQ|