I can’t wait to recap this weekend! Todd and I went to Denver for our first trip together. We got really cheap one-way tickets so we took advantage.
It all started on Thursday night. We arrived in Denver around 8:00 pm and immediately went to Budget to pick up a rental car. Originally, we wanted a basic standard car, but we found out they were having specials on Jeeps so we rent a red jeep that we nicknamed, “Red.” I know, so original. Then, we checked into Hotel VQ which was right near Mile High Stadium. It was a nice choice because they had a free shuttle we could use to drive into the city of Denver, which was about 3 miles away.
Todd and I were both starving, so I used my Yelp app to find a cheap place to grab dinner with high recommendations. We discovered Cheba Hut. It was there that I had a sub that changed my life. It was a local favorite with turkey, feta, and pesto, on their garlic sub roll, I think. In hindsight, I wish I was a good blogger and took a picture but we were so exhausted that photography was the last thing on our minds! I didn’t even take a picture of the restaurant until the next day. I highly recommend this place for their toasted subs. Holy cow it was amazing and I talked about it the whole trip.
Friday, we woke up and it was really hot in our room. The A/C did not work too well + our window faced the sun. It wasn’t too bad, but throughout the trip, we wished our A/C worked better.
We were starving and wanted a good breakfast to sustain us for our planned hiking. Todd and I both love Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives so picking Sam’s No. 3 was an easy choice. I didn’t take a picture, but we both ordered a standard breakfast with eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes, etc. Everything was amazing and the people were so friendly. Another awesome place to eat!
By Friday morning, it was becoming clear that we wouldn’t eat a bad meal in Denver. Everything is so fresh and tasty.
Lick Your Plate!
We Won’t Judge…
My kinda place.
Then, we were off to Rocky Mountain Park! The drive was wonderful. It was at this point in our trip when I wish we brought John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High as a jeep soundtrack.
Todd and Red.
Me and Red.
So freakin’ gorgeous.
Once we arrived near our hiking spot (near Bear Lake), we saw tons of animals, like Elk, just chillin’.
Hello, Mr. Elk.
I would love this picture 100x’s more if my head didn’t look like a light bulb because of my hat.
The hike was really, really fun! It was more relaxing than anything. Sometimes, we would just sit on some rocks and listen to the silence.
One time, we heard a rattle snake and all the sudden, Todd skips down the hill. I honestly thought it sounded like a wood-pecker (because I’m an dork ;-)) and didn’t know where he went. Maybe Todd just wanted to skip? Why was he scared of a wood-pecker? Then, he told me it was a rattle snake.
GEEZ, Todd, thanks for letting me know. I guess I need to research rattle snake sounds before hiking again.
Even the parking lot was breath-taking…
Red had a fun time too. Can we keep him?
On the way back to the hotel, we saw a Violet Avenue sign… obviously, I had to take a picture.
That ends part one… stay tuned!Pin It