We had a fun several days in Colorado, the ninth state of this summer’s road trip. It seems like every place you turn, beauty smacks you right in the face.
Normally I don’t photograph entering a downtown. However, upon entering Denver, we saw high rises for the first time in a month (since Seattle).
We strolled, lunched and people-watched at Larimer Square, Denver’s first designated local historic district.
Our favorite meal was at Avelina. I had Buffalo Ribs for the first time.
In order to protect the guilty no names are here. Our least favorite restaurant was one of the most expensive in a long time. Allyn ordered a cauliflower vegetarian main course; they charged $36 and it was totally uneatable … but pretty. For an appetizer we ordered octopus, and it had the size equivalent of three small peas.
In Bolder, Pearl Street Mall is where both residents and tourists shop. It is very pretty, has something for everybody, and is a national historic site.
Also in Boulder, we took a ride to see the flatirons, a certain rock formation in these parts. They are magnificent.
On Saturday, we thought it would be fun to play in a ($500) poker tournament in Blackhawk, 45 minutes out of Denver. The drive there was also beautiful like all the other Colorado sights we have seen. I came in 5th out of 93. It’s always nice to cash.
In the cash game, Allyn had the boys talking to each other as she took their money.
We finished off our Colorado stay in Colorado Springs. We spent a beautiful afternoon there at Garden of the Gods. Once again, the Rockies did not disappoint.