Tuesday, November 17, 2015

FALL TRIP TO COLORADO

Good Morning TLB friends!

Hubby and I recently took a trip to Georgetown, the Red Rocks and Denver, Colorado. It was a weekend filled with terrific weather, beautiful scenery and delicious foodI was so excited to take this Fall trip, because I had never visited Colorado before.




One of the most quaint little towns we visited was historic Georgetown, Colorado. It is located
within an hours drive to Breckenridge and Vail, sweetly nestled in the Clear Creek Canyon.

We walked the streets and visited some of the little shops which included; an ice cream parlor, bakery, Christmas store, and Grizzly Creek Gallery filled with outstanding photographs of the region. 

In the photo below, bottom row center, are lamps made from Juniper trees, just one of the most unique items we saw during our visit. 

The beauty and simplicity of this town just bring a smile to your face. Shop owners are warm and welcoming. Here's just a little taste of Georgetown....


One very special place we enjoyed together for the first time was the beautiful Red Rocks area. It has been on my hubby's bucket list for a very long time. Although, Joe Bonamassa was not playing in the amphitheater at the time, he still enjoyed himself immensely! :)


The view of Denver was a bit hazy this morning......but still beautiful.


Catching the beautiful vista's in the distance as well as the amphitheatre carved into the geographically formed sandstone monoliths....incredible!



Musicians were warming up for their evening performance.




The park has many hiking trails and outstanding FALL foliage.


After leaving Red Rocks we visited Golden, Colorado, where we took a tour of the Miller Coors Brewery, and explored the quaint Golden downtown area.


After a morning and afternoon of exploring, we decided to take this guys advice. We found
a quaint little restaurant on Main Street and enjoyed a glass of wine.


He wouldn't fit in my suitcase.....or he would have flown back to Texas with us. :)

Our last day and evening was spent in Denver. After dinner, hubby hired a bicyclist to show us around a bit. The evening air was just a bit chilly, but all of the night life made the trip quite entertaining.

The next morning before we left, we walked around different areas, and ended up stopping at Larimer Street downtown. The street is lined with quaint shops and restaurants. You can even see Coors field tucked around the corner too.


As we were headed to the airport on our way home, we passed the Denver Booze Cruise.
http://www.denverboozecruise.com/2015/08/welcome-to-never-booze-cruise.html 
If we had more time we would have shared this experience with this group. They definitely were having the time of their lives. The cruise is a bicycle powered bar. They were headed to a game at Coors Field. We were told that people rent these bars for corporate events, birthdays, etc. How fun!


I hope you've enjoyed a peek into our weekend trip to Colorado. In case, you are like me, and have never visited Denver, I hope you enjoyed a peek into the beautiful sights of the area.

We'll see you on Foodie Friday!

Kathleen