Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Denver Northeast - Brighton
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... our first night. We are full of expectation, as we start in Denver (the mile high city) and climb from there, Climb the train does, zig zagging the way up the mountain with the locomotives often visible sweeping around one bend and the other. Snow start to be visible in the distant mountains, but soon becomes a track side presence. For no time of this full day's travel was the scenery anything less than spectacular. There were mountains, canyons, ...
... the koi pond.
The pond in particular looked so serene. I wanted to just drop everything I had right there, curl up and fall asleep under the full and lush leaves of the trees that towered over and around it. I imagined the scene under an overcast sky and a steady rain and it felt so close to paradise for me.
Somehow, the beautiful characteristics of my new home were ...
... heading out to see the Thornton fireworks. Thanks guys! The fireworks display was amazing, but almost equally as amazing was the people-watching. I’m not sure what you call those kind of people around Colorado, but in North Carolina we clearly call them rednecks.
All in all it was a great time to put our feet up before heading on the road to Arches. Thanks for everything Michelle and Mike! We’ll see you and Serge in a couple of ...
... it was closed the following day after heavy snowfall which we could see from our aircraft when we left Denver.
On the way back to Denver, Jennifer introduced us to a local mountain delicacy - chocolate-covered bacon. An interesting combination, but not everobody's immediate favourite. Despite the ungodly departure time, 6.30 am, my sweet cousin volunteered to drive us to the airport and she later told us she had been so sleepy that she lost her way back to her downtown ...
... purchase. Old building is gorgeous; new one is pretty hi-tech. Only government agency to actually make money – literally and figuratively. Because of collectors, coins sell for much more than face value.
We then toured the Denver Art Museum. There are two buildings in the Denver cultural center. On the 7th floor of the taller building is the western art. Remington, Russell and more. Very impressive and very ...
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