Extended Stay America - Denver - Lakewood West
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... ask if this museum has anything to do with Folsom Prison. After they stop laughing, they tell us that THAT Folsom is in California. THIS Folsom, named after Grover Cleveland's wife, is the site of the most important archaeological discovery EVER in North America. The museum is also full of all kinds of relics.
On to Lakewood and the highlight of the day, Brian's birthday party with Kirsten and Sydney!
... to make our way back to the hotel, passing the Denver Centre for Performing Arts (the 2nd largest in America, after the Lincoln Centre in New York). We did consider seeing a show but nothing really stood out so we thought we'd get an early night due to the fact we have an early start tomorrow & a full day ahead at the Rocky Mountain National Park. We have both however washed a load of our clothes which are now hung in the bathroom & the walk in ...
My second day started with a couple of short hikes, but then I tackled Trail Ridge Road. The scariest and most exhilarating drive of my entire life. It is the highest continuous paved highway in the U.S.. Much of it is over 2 miles above sea level with a high point of 12,183 ft.. It is 48 miles of two-lane road with absolutely no guard rails (snow removal issues) and no shoulders. One ranger told me that in her 17 years no one has gone over ...
... civil to the gentleman whose spill had made me very unhappy. As he left the area he said he hoped the remainder of our trip went well and expressed his regret about the spill. I told him that s--- happens (I really didn't). Then I told him we were doing our best to see that we addressed these little occurrences EARLY in our trip. Then I wished him well as he sped ...
... Vista for Fairplay and Shawnee. From Salida we were on the 285 which went directly (in a switch-backing sort of way) to Denver. It was now late Friday afternoon and the closer we got to Denver, the more traffic was coming from the other direction for a weekend or week away. The 285 was also getting wider, but the scenery was no less beautiful as we were still in amoungst the pines.
Suddenly we could see Denver through a gap in the hills and we were quite quickly in the ...
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