|I can see the mountains...getting closer to Denver!|
|Closer and closer!|
Thursday when we got there, we went to get our ski's and some ski gear (gloves, pants, goggles, etc) downtown. It didn't take me long to realize that everyone drives crazy there!! After that we went back to his condo and got ready to go out for dinner and drinks. D's college friends (Dustin and Felicia) live in Aurora so they came to meet up with us. We went to Ling & Louies, which was this amazing Asian Restaurant...similar to PF Changs. After supper we headed back to Blake's condo to hang out for a bit, and then it was time for us to hit the sack.
|Invesco Field where the Broncos play|
Saturday we went and ate lunch at Highland Tap and Burger, which was probably one of the best burgers I've ever had. D and I both had the Bacon Cheese Burger...man was it juicy!! The weather was so nice we sat out on the patio, I drank Bottomless Mimosa's for $9, and D and Blake had their Bloody Mary bar. The Mimosa's were sooo yummy!! After that Blake took us to a flea market, which was very interesting to say the least. Saturday night we walked downtown and went to Blake Street Tavern where we ate supper, and had a few beers. D and I had the French Dip Sandwich, and it was deeelish! From there we went to Brothers, which used to be The Real World Denver home (don't believe me, read here). And across the street was Cowboys. Both places were super packed, but we had a lot of fun. Here are some pics from Saturday...
|D and I heading into the Flea Market|
|Group shot at Blake Street Tavern|
|D, Blake, and Wade having a little fun at Brothers!|
Sunday I wasn't feeling the greatest, which probably had nothing to do with everything I drank on Saturday and had everything to do with the elevation! D and I went to eat at Jack-N-Grill, and ordered their famous 7lb burrito to split. This 7lb burrito was featured on Man vs Food, and I don't think Adam ever finished it. It has 5lbs of grilled tators, 12 scrambled eggs, 1/2lb ham, 1/2 of cheese, onions, and choice of green or red chile sauce! We split it, Dustin ate his half and I barely touched it. It was a mammoth! It was good, but it would have been even better if there was more meat inside. Here is our progress (or should I say Dustin's progress?!)...
|7lb Burrito in all its GLORY!|
|showing a little progress|
|And we're throwing in the towel!|
D made it about half way, notice my side is barely touched!
|Just like this, only bronze instead of pink!|
|One last shot from Castle Rock|
|So open and beautiful!|
|God sure is amazing, isn't he?|
Sorry for the novel, but I wanted to share our experience with all of you!!!
Here are some "next time" musts...
-lots of Dramamine (for the nauseated feeling from elevation and crazy drivers)
-must get up early enough to eat at SNOOZE in downtown Denver(heard it's the best place for brunch, and the long lines have to stand for something)
-make a day trip out of the outlets
-make it over to the famous Cherry Cricket (also featured on Man vs Food)