Weekend Wanderings :: Denver (& Surrounds)

30 Apr

Washington Park, Denver

In early April, a couple of us ventured to Denver to visit another friend who had just relocated. We’d all had rather hectic days leading up to the weekend, so there wasn’t a lot of planning or expectation, just a common goal to catch up, check out the area and enjoy ourselves. As it turned out we didn’t spend a whole lot of time in Denver proper, but explored the surrounding areas. Saturday started with a walk around Washington park (above) followed by piling in the car with a vague idea of heading toward Breckenridge. Along the way we impulsively stopped to check out Buffalo Bill’s grave and its corresponding kitschy gift store (recommended).

Buffalo Bill Cod Grave,y, Golden, Colorado

Buffalo Bill Cody, Golden Grave,, Colorado

Buffalo Bill Cody Grave, Golden, Colorado

Buffalo Bill Cody Grave, Golden, Colorado

A little further up the freeway, we noticed a frozen waterfall and once again spontaneously veered into the quaint little town of Idaho Springs for some photo snapping and some brew pub lunching.

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Once in Breckenridge the spur-of-the-moment spirit continued with a gondola sighting and an emphatic, “I want to go on that!” which led to happening upon a ski slope concert that included a Mighty Mighty Bosstones performance. Further investigation into town and a recommendation from the locals led us to a tasting at the Breckenridge Distillery (which I now also endorse as a destination).

Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado

Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Breckenridge, Colorado

On Sunday, we spent some time strolling through Boulder, trying out the fairly new West Flanders Brewing Co. (my favorite of the breweries we visited), and stopping at Left Hand Brewing in Longmont.

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado

West Flanders Brewing, Boulder, Colorado

West Flanders Brewing, Boulder, Colorado

West Flanders Brewing, Boulder, Colorado

Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, Colorado

Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, Colorado

I have a few more iPhone pics from this trip I hope to share when I return from my next adventure. Stay tuned!

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2 Responses to “Weekend Wanderings :: Denver (& Surrounds)”

  1. adventurousandrea April 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    What a pretty location! I’ve heard such good things about Colorado.

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