We were determined to get an earlier start to Sunday than Saturday. We stopped at DJ's Cafe (9th Avenue location) for breakfast. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with my to capture pictures. When we arrived (around 9am) the place was pretty sparse, but by the time we left it was hopping. The service was excellent and the food was good, but it was a hard bargain to surpass our expectations after Snooze the day before and DJs just didn't quite cut it.
We drove out to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Ben had been before (tongue-twister?) but my parents and I had not. It is astounding. It makes me almost wish that I had agree to see Umphree's McGee play on Friday night while we were there, almost.
First thing first, we hiked up to the top of the theater for the view (and also noticed an extreme amount of people working out. There were even a few group classes going on. How cool is that?).
Then we hopped on the trail around the rocks and through the prairies. Chicago has architecture, but Colorado has this:
Pure, amazing, natural beauty.
Being the smarty I am, I chose to hike in a dress. Really, who does that?!
Yep, I'm so obsessed with ice cream that I go out of my way to try out the locals. Friday night we drove to Little Man Ice Cream in Highlands neighborhood, but were greeted by a line spanning more than one block. At the time, we decided it wasn't worth the wait, but it also meant it was so popular that I just had to try it.
It turned out, Sunday around 1pm was the perfect time. No line, just bliss. Little Man met all expectations.
Monday morning we had breakfast with my dad and the conference he was there for before heading out on our own a little bit to explore. We checked out the Highlands a little bit more before finding Sloan's Lake. Can you imagine if this were your morning view?
Colorado Craft in the Ballpark area, which is a brew pub of Breckenridge Brewery.
Fear not Denver, we'll most likely be back to visit you in July when we head out for an Estes Park wedding! Denver was a lot of eating, drinking, some nature and a lot of fun:)