What a crazy couple of weeks it has been since our trip to Denver, Colorado! I wanted to get my email series completed, so I’m just now getting around to sharing about our amazing trip across the country! My husband, Zach, was asked to present at the Examsoft Assessment Conference, so we seized the opportunity to take a mini trip out to Denver. It was an amazing couple of days! We had been wanting to go there together for a few years, but we just hadn’t had the chance to go.
Getting to Colorado
I had planned to edit on the plane, but I flew on Frontier and they had tiniest little tables which made it impossible to get any work done. I didn’t mind it, though. It was really nice to have a few hours to just sit and think about some fun and exciting projects.
After I got to Denver, I had to take the train from the airport into downtown. I must say, Denver’s transportation system is really impressive! It was not only quick and easy, but it was really affordable getting to the hotel. After grabbing some lunch, I went to work. It was so tempting to put it off and go walk around because it was the most beautiful day outside, but I had to get catalogs finished up.
That evening, Zach had to go out to dinner event with friends from the conference, so I met up with my friend from college for dinner. Melissa took me to Avanti Food & Beverage, which is what they call a “collective eatery.” There were 6 or 7 different restaurants inside this one building, and the food was so good! You can also spot one of Kelsey Montague’s angel wing art pieces there, which I was really excited about! I see pictures of her artwork all of the time, but have never been fortunate enough to run into one until now. It was also in an awesome location that basically looked over the entire city!
The Local Eats
The next evening after Zach was done with his conference, we set out to hit up some breweries. We went to Denver Brewing Company, which was probably my favorite brewery that we went to besides C Squared Ciders (I am SO sad they don’t sell their ciders all the way in NC). We also went to Little Man Ice Cream and oh my gosh their ice cream was so good! All of their flavors were really unique and just delicious! It’s a good thing we walked so much because we ate horribly that evening.
Friday, Melissa took me on a morning hike to Red Rocks Park, and the view was just stunning! I actually ended up taking Zach back there later because it was so pretty there! We walked around for about 1.5 hours or so and headed back into town. I had to get all of our things packed up and wait around at the hotel until Zach’s conference finished up that afternoon. When he was done, my cousin came to pick us up and we headed to a Rockies game. I’m not much of a baseball person, but I really enjoy going to baseball games — they are just so much fun to go and hang out with friends.
Over the weekend, we drove all around Colorado sightseeing. We saw gorgeous mountains, beautiful lakes, and took the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway up the side of the mountain to the top of Pike’s Peak! The elevation at the top is 14,114 feet — I’m still surprised I didn’t get altitude sickness! The view from the top was breathtaking, though. Seeing nature from heights like this never ceases to amaze me.
Colorado was an incredible trip for us. I think Zach may have liked it a little too much — he kept talking to me about moving there! Rest assured, we aren’t really at a point in our lives where we could do that, so trust me when I say we are going to be staying right here in good ‘ole NC. We do hope we can go back soon, though! I hope you enjoy some of these glimpses into our trip (excuse the cell phone picture quality).