I left off a few weeks ago having covered our first two days in Denver, Colorado. We hiked, rode, and visited all around Denver in that time, but in the remainder of our trip, we toured the city itself and it's suburbs. Denver is a very nice city, and very kid-friendly.
We enjoyed a beautiful park with 2 climbing apparatuses, and some unique playground equipment. Amazing green space overlooked the Rocky Mountains. The entire family enjoyed our visit there.
Another family-friendly activity we enjoyed was the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. What a well made museum! We only got through 3 of the exhibits, but were impressed at every turn. There was an exhibit on health, where you entered onto a card your health information (age, gender, name etc…), and then went through a series of activities such as pedaling on a stationary exercise bike, or grasping two rods that took your pulse, and then inserted your card at a computer at the end, which printed a health sheet of you! Another exhibit was about space, and another employed hands-on mind bending riddles. Additionally, they had a sun viewing on the roof of the museum where we saw the sun through a very powerful telescope. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a must see in Denver!
One night we had dinner with our friend, Clay, at the Buckhorn Exchange, the oldest restaurant in Denver. We enjoyed Clay’s company as well as the food!
Speaking of food, for those of you who live in Denver, or are visiting soon, try the Denver Biscuit Company’s biscuits and cinnamon rolls. In the words of my dad, “That’s da bomb!”. Also, we tried a place at Denver’s Union Station called Next Door which was a farm to table place. After our meal, we took a quick tour of the station. It really is a neat station.
Another cool stop was the city of Golden. Not far from there is Buffalo Bill’s grave, which was a very interesting visit. You read about him in books, and everyone knows who Buffalo Bill was to a certain degree, but to be at his gravesite was awe-inspiring. They placed a lot of concrete over the grave so that no one would rob it. He is buried on Lookout Mountain overlooking 2 huge plateaus and the city of Golden. Yet another Merchant Amazing View! (We’ll just start calling them MAVs.)
Alright, now for the big reveal…
Teddy Roosevelt!!! Congratulations to: Sanika Mody, The Van Valkenburgh Family, Michel Guillet, Christina Garrett, and Sebastian Trost! You all guessed correctly.
Denver and the surrounding area is really beautiful. With mountains, parks, restaurants, and high altitudes, it’s a unique city to visit.
Until next time!