We made it into Denver in the early afternoon and checked into the Hyatt Regency, after getting a deal on Priceline on our drive over. Sometimes winging it works out really well. Other times you end up out of cash, 8 kilometers away from the nearest ATM, in a race against the rain.
We made the rounds at some pretty cool beer places. We hit up Great Divide, Jagged Mountain, and then, for something totally different – Mile High Spirits, a distillery. We enjoyed some pepperoncini and garlic flavored vodka shots there, and also played some cornhole. For more details on the drinking part, see here.
The next day, we stopped by a park, where there happened to be a Colombian festival with live music and food trucks. We regretted having just gotten full on a traditional breakfast, as we hadn’t had any Arepas since we were in Colombia in 2014. Blast! We walked by a pretty church, then took an Uber to the Denver Botanic Gardens. Every corner of it was beautiful.
We had some time to while away, so we went to Skyline Park to play some free mini-golf, giant Jenga, and cornhole.