Candlewood Suites Denver - Lakewood
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Sunday July 27, 2014
Because we didn’t have far to travel today we did not rush this morning and had a leisurely breakfast. Once on the road we headed east on US Rt. 40, where we passed through beautiful mountain country containing small towns and large ski resort areas, the road for the most part was good but we did encounter a climb of 6 miles at a 6% grade followed by a descent of 6% for 6 miles and then 4 miles at 5%; ...
... late 1770s. Gold seekers began arriving in 1858 and the Golden City was founded in 1859. It was a focal point for stage coaches, freight wagons and then the railroad in 1870. (courtesy of 'The tour of historic Golden')
In 1911, 'Cement Bill' Williams began building the road up Lookout Mountain. Oscar and I drove up this road and were seriously edgy all the way up - it is 4.6 miles and has 56 curves (including 7 hairpins). In ...
... had a mini mass. After church we picked up a couple of things from Whole Foods Market so mum and dad could cook dinner. They made meatballs, they were really nice. Then we drove to a park with lots of Christmas lights and walked around in the cold looking at all the pretty lights. We drove back home and Skyped the family, it was really nice to see everybody and wish them merry Christmas. Everybody went to bed excited for the following ...
... br> Coors Plant (of course)
Buffalo Bill Museum
Red Rock Amphitheater
Visit Barb in Denver
Visit Noell in Denver
Visit John, Debbie, Paula, Beth & Ricco in Fort Collins
Visit the Celestial Seasonings factory
Visit the Boulder Beer Brewing Company
Nola & Stuart have a cousin they also want to visit in Denver
A lot of things are on our list but we will make it an ol' college try to get all of this done while we are here.
What a beautiful place. I could see the mountains from so far away. Tissue paper mountains that slowly grew bigger and more substantial until I was driving through them on a beautiful journey.
I went to the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, and drove on a bunch of mountain roads. I walked around the Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum. Pretty views always. I think I'll come back someday for a Denver Specific Trip.