Yes, you read correctly, a DAY trip to Denver! My dear little friend Melissa and I went to Denver for the day. This is how it all went down. Melissa had these flight credits that she needed to use up, and there is this restaurant that she loves so much in Denver. So why not use the credits to go to the restaurant and then bribe a friend to go along. Luckily, I was that friend. So we decided on Tuesday, April 5th.
Here we are at the beginning of our adventure riding the shuttle to the airport. Right after this picture is when we realized our flight left in 10 mins. Whoops. We ran to the Southwest counter and got our tickets and the lady said 'Run, just run'. So run we did....to the opposite side of the airport....gate B22 right at the end. We butted in front of everyone in the security line. Then ran some more. We were suppose to check in again at the gate, but luckily the first lady called ahead. They had them ready for us, so we snagged them as we ran by. Then we ran right onto the plane. It was like a scene from a movie.
We made it to Denver. This is us in the airport (we took the photo in front of a plane so you can tell).
We headed off to get our rental car, and since we only had our dinner planned, we asked them what to do. They told us we had to go to Snooze for some brunch.
Turns out that was a great suggestion.
It was a fun little place, with really cool booths.
This is what happened when we asked this gentleman to take a picture of us.
Then he took this one for us. Seriously it was just a really cool place, I loved the atmosphere.
Also they had the best pancakes I have ever had in my entire life. I had a sampler; Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter/Banana, and Pineapple. They were Delightful!
After brunch we went over to 16th street for some shopping. This is us on the bus looking for some good stores.
We found a few to check out. We didn't get anything, but it was a fun little place to hangout.
Melissa found a bridal dress shop that she was fawning over, so we took a picture by the stores bag.
After a little shopping we went out exploring and found a huge park. Melissa was really tired so we parked and she took a nap.
While she was sleeping I went and hung out here. It was so pretty, and the weather was so nice. I was loving the warmth, sun, and the light breeze.
They had paddle boats and I wanted to go on them SO bad, but sadly it wasn't open for the season yet.
Oh well, I just got to enjoy the view and I wasn't complaining. I totally dug the railing, especially the color of said railing.
Melissa woke up and came and found me so here is us walking around.
We decided to go for a swing before we left the park. We were trying to take pictures while swinging. There was a lot of trial and error with that picture taking technic.
Those are the best 2 out of the 50 I took.
Here is Melissa with the rental car. She was going to take it earlier, but I told her we had to wait for a scenic backdrop and this suited my fancy so here is the rental car.
After the park we headed over to Gaylord Street, which I loved simply for the name. We did a little shopping there.
Then we found an ice cream shop in a little area where everything was named after some Bonnie Brae lady; a couple restaurants, an ice cream place, a fix-it place, the church, pretty much all the places on the block. If someone from Denver reads this please explain why to me cause I am still baffled. Who the crap is Bonnie Brae!?!
Maybe I will never know who this Bonnie Brae is, I do know that the Bonnie Brae special is pretty good.
Now to the reason that we went to Denver in the first place....Bella Bistro.
Here is the cute little place, and I mean little, there is room for not so many. There menu is always changing with whatever is in season and you order and then watch them cook it up.
The food was wonderful..... and pretty. I didn't want to eat it, because I didn't want to ruin the art of it. I figured if we took a picture then it wouldn't be lost forever so I was able to eat it, and it was worth it, cause it was pretty darn good.
After dinner we drove around for a little and I snapped a quick picture of the sunset on the way back to the airport. We thought it would be a good idea to get there a little earlier because of our experience in the morning. We got to our gate only to find out that our plane was delayed for 2 hours, so we got to hang out in the airport for 3 hours. Talk about one extreme to the other. Oh well, I got a lot of reading done.
That was our successful day trip to Denver. It was so much fun. I mostly liked telling people that we were only there for the day. I loved their surprised reactions. It was also really nice to just have a purse. That is a very light way to travel. None of that luggage nonsense. I decided that I want to just go random places all the time. It would be so much fun. I guess I will have to keep my eyes open for some sweet airfare deals. I think next time I will try for California...near a beach....