Thought I'd post a little Trip Report about my Memorial Weekend. I went out to CO to visit my parents and to walk the Bolder Boulder 10k with my dad.
All my pictures (many many pictures) are in this flickr set
I arrived in CO 2 hours late on Friday, thanks to delays and more delays. United was not my friend. However, it was fabulous to sleep in my big bed in my room that I call "The Cave"
Saturday was Denver day. My parents were nice enough to let me indulge in my history and architectural interest and we went to the Molly Brown house and the Byers-Evans house. I took pics along the way.
One of the things I love about Colorado is that there is so much open space. The towns are still spread out and there's actual fields between them. Of course, that's shrinking, and my parents town has already grown SO MUCH in the few years since I've moved away.
Case in point...
future home of Super Wal-Mart and a Sam's Club. This is the south end of town. A Super Wal-Mart already moved into the north end of town.
Approaching Downtown Denver!
Invesco Field! I have NO IDEA who plays here!
This used to be a cool learning aquarium called Ocean Journey then they went bankrupt and now it's this chi chi restaurant and they give tours too.
for being such a new city, Denver has a great bit or architecture and interesting historical buildings.
The Tivoli Building
Downtown ... Ted's Bufffalo BBQ!
Peek a Boo! The convention Center
Denver Mint! (Look for the D on your quarters!)
My dad told me this was the old Rocky Mountain News building. (He worked there for awhile) So sad The RMN got bought out by the Denver Post a few years ago. Makes me wanna cry
I saw the following and thought it was odd a bunch of row houses were downtown - then i realized they were bail bond businesses I think my dad said they were across from the jail
My brother used to work in this building (the Security Life Center)
Ok, we eventually parked between the two houses. Right next to this confusing parking meter
So, it's a loading zone 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon. to Fri. but metered all other times. Except maybe it's only metered until 6 p.m. and only Mon to Fri. Though maybe it's not Metered Sundays and holidays. But maybe 6 p.m to 7 a.m. there's no restrictions? We were confused
Some of the cool buildings on our way to the Molly Brown House:
This is the Denver Women's Press Club building. I love how it's still standing despite the parking lots around it.
Salvation army building
A little more modern...
We arrived at the Molly Brown house just when a tour was starting. I loved her house. Molly Brown is best known for surviving the Titanic sinking (and then organizing the survivor's club and making sure EVERYONE had food, water, money, shelter, were able to contact their loved ones etc) but she was also a STRONG force in Denver politics and the women's movement. She seemed like an awesome lady! Her house is 3 stories and has been everything from an orphanage to a boarding house!
Pics weren't allowed inside but here are a few outside.
Up next: more Denver sights and the Byers-Evans house