450 miles of interstate, SLC to Denver
Trip Start May 01, 2008
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We did not make it to our chosen campground but stopped at about 930pm at a place called Chief Hosa Lodge, turns out it was the first motor campground in the US in 1918. The Lodge is an old stage coach stop from the 1800's
We spent Thursday in downtown Denver walking the streets including Larimer square. We had arranged to have dinner with Kent and Liz, Kent worked with us in Abu Dhabi for a while before returning to Denver. Liz cooked a great meal for us and Kent took both of us for a short spin on his new Victory motorcycle.
Friday we headed to Rocky Mountain National Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountain_National_Park
In Rocky Mountain National Park is a road called Trail Ridge Road http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_Ridge_Road which is the highest paved road in the USA at 12100ft (3700m)! We have now been to both the highest (Trail Ridge Road) and lowest (Death Valley) points assessable by car in America!
Saturday we spent in downtown Denver again exploring (mostly coffee shops and bars!). As the Democratic National Convention is being held this week in Denver we went to one of the "kick off" parties in the evening. It was fun and interesting....... One of the DJ's from One Mighty Party was playing.
Sunday, Kent and Liz very kindly invited us to their home for brunch (Thanks again guys!) with Mimosas and everything! We tried to walk it of by visiting Red Rocks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Rocks but it was closed to the public as they were setting up for a big show for the DNC, Michelle Obama was speaking, we heard Sheryl Crow doing sound checks for her performance. We were able to get some photos of the amphitheater but not get inside. That evening we had dinner with some other friends of ours from Denver, Bruce and Janice, who took us to a great little Thai place, after just getting into town from Nebraska!
We have had a great time in Denver but it is time to move on!!