GIRLS TRIP!!! Yes, my impromptu trip to Denver was just that. My mom, grandma, aunt, and I made a quick weekend trip out to Denver to meet up with my cousin who was there on a traveling nurse assignment. 3 generations of women, and we all know that when family gets together chaos will surely ensue. Anyway here are a few of the highlights from the trip.
Day 1: After arriving mid-afternoon we had just enough time meet up with a family member who lives just outside of Denver in Aurora. It’s always great to catch up with family, and enjoying a drink while sitting by a fire in the process is even better! Double bonus, we also got to enjoy some delicious S’mores! Dinner that night was at a cute restaurant called Bull and Bush. We enjoyed the beer flight but weren’t all that impressed with the rest, our food was average, but the atmosphere was very loud and our service was okay at best. Definitely a place to go for drinks/apps but maybe not the best place to have a sit-down meal.
Day 2: We started the day of right, with a great breakfast at Snooze! Which I will say is one of the BEST brunch places I have ever been to, highly recommended! Although be prepared to wait in line especially during peak times. However, they do have coffee, water, and outdoor games available to ease the wait. We had fun playing bean bags while we waited.
Now here is a mind-boggling question…how I had never really heard of/understood the significance of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is beyond me. I was blown away by the significance of the amphitheater and all the infamous concerts, and performances it has held over the years; not to mention the beauty of the rock formations. The Visitor’s center was really neat to explore and inside is also the Colorado Music Hall of fame and shows the history of all of the performances held at Red Rocks. All I can say is, after visiting I added a new experience to my bucket list: Go See A Concert At Red Rocks.
Our last activity for the day was a Wine and Canvas painting event that my cousin had lined up. We painted, or rather attempted to paint a beautiful mountain landscape. I guess you can be the judge.
Day 3: Had us traveling out to Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. We were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day and saw some beautiful views. Contrary to the name, Estes Park isn’t a park, it is a town sitting at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park; and if you are one to enjoy exploring lots of unique/touristy shops then Estes Park is the place for you. We all enjoyed walking around the shops and especially enjoyed our ice cream break. Although we did not visit, the Stanley Hotel, famous from the book “The Shining” is located in Estes Park and tours are available if that is of interest to you. All in all, this excursion was a great way to end our time in Colorado.
Lastly here are some extra pictures from the trip: