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Denver County

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  • Day1

    Day 1 - Denver

    November 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Our move to Kansas has made Colorado closer to us. Flying to Denver took less than 2 hours.

    We arrived late last night, staying at a very beautiful hotel called the Art hotel. The whole place is decorated with modern art pieces, even the TV screens in the elevators are showing modern art video exhibits instead of boring info like other hotels. The fact all the drinks and snacks in the room are free made us love this hotel even more!

    The downtown Denver is very walkable. Our hotel is right in the middle of the Denver Art Museum Complex. In fact, we can see the amazing intricate design of the roof of the Denver Art Museum (by the famous architect Daniel Libeskind) right from our hotel room window. Very cool!

    Starting from our hotel, we walked by the golden roof of Denver Capital Building, and then to the famous 16th Street Mall, a pedestrian outdoor space designed by another famous architect I.M. Pei. With so many interesting restaurants and street food stalls lining up the entire 1 mile of pedestrian street, we wished we hadn’t had so a big breakfast!

    We took a left turn to visit an awesome art work called “I see what you mean!”, it’s a huge bear statue peeking into a building windows. Super fun!

    We then walked all the way to Union Station before turning back. Had a very small lunch at a restaurant called Duck Soup. Delicious and healthy soups made from scratch every day. Yummy!

    We are starting to fall in love with this city!
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    Peter Sinclair

    Enjoyed the blog wth the photos - looks like a city I would like to visit. Glad you are having such a good time. Peter

    11/22/17Reply
     
  • Day1

    Day 1 - Night time

    November 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Dinner tonight was at one of the best restaurants in Denver, called Acorn. Every dish was fantastic from beginning to finish! No wonder it was ranked as #1 in some best restaurants lists.

    The restaurant is located inside a very cool and hip small shopping center. The most unique store front has a flower shop and a butcher shop sharing the same space.

    Once we are back to our hotel, we had the chance to admire the art work displays. One noticeable piece is a Fish Lamp creates by Frank Gehry!
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  • Day2

    Day 2: Nature Parks

    November 23, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Since it’s Thanksgiving Day today, most of museums, restaurants and shops are closed, thankfully, not the National Parks!

    Our breakfast was unusual: the restaurant we were trying to go was closed but failed to inform the Internet , so we arrived there facing the closed doors. Steve wanted to go to IHOP, I said absolutely not! I am not coming to a different city to eat at IHOP! After a quick search on Google map, I was was happy to discover a Mideastern restaurant called Jerusalem (voted as one of the best Mideastern restaurants in Denver, a business operated by the same family for the last 35 years!) was just down the block. Beef Shawarma and lamb Gyros were very tasty breakfast food! LOL!

    Red Rock Park is only about 30 minuets away from Denver, and the dramatic red rock formations were visible to us from miles away due to their sizes. The Red Rock Amphitheatre locates at the center of this park is actually a famous concert venue. We loved the fact that 2 huge rock formations are its backdrop! The 3 mile hiking in the park was very lovely too.

    After some quick snacks in the car, we headed to Colorado Springs, which is only 1 hour away.

    Once again, we were greeted by even more dramatic rock formations from far away as we entering The Garden of Gods National Park.

    The main difference between these 2 parks is that Garden of Gods allows you to climb the rocks. Check out the amazing pictures of a couple scaling a vertical rock called Cathedral Pillar. They climbed higher than the birds!

    Evan loved, loved doing some free climbing as well. Don’t worry, he was never in mortal danger... although I was a bit regretting not to bring any bandaids.

    Few restaurants opened today, fortunately I’ve done my research weeks ago and booked a wonderful restaurant called Till Kitchen (voted as one of the best restaurants in Colorado Springs 3 years in the row). The restaurant indeed delivered some wonderful dishes. Evan and Steve inhaled their steak and pork chop dishes, my smoke trout salad was just ok though.

    Spending a Thanksgiving Day in the National parks is a great idea!
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  • Day11

    Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres

    April 23, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Watched my first baseball game in the impressive Coors Field stadium ⚾️ Even got to see two home runs 😁

    Christina Becker

    Oh wie toll, das würde mir auch gefallen. Siehst gut aus und immer mit schönen Mädels umgeben :)

    4/25/18Reply
    Roland Stooss

    Ich war auch mal bei einem Spiel. War ziemlich langweilig.

    4/26/18Reply
     
  • Day22

    Denver

    June 28, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 35 °C

    Auf dem Weg vom Bahnhof zum Hostel hat Denver nen guten Eindruck gemacht, vor allem Downtown. Das werde ich mit aber morgen genauer angucken. Das Hostel liegt etwas außerhalb, aber es ist wieder ein schönes kleines Haus, alles wirkt sehr einladend und ich habe ein 16-Betten-Zimmer, aber da wir alle Schlafkojen haben, ist es irgendwie doch privater als die kleineren Zimmer mit nur 4-6 offenen Betten. Das Hostel hat sogar einen Whirlpool und der ist bei brennender Sonne und 40 Grad sogar eine Abkühlung.

    Aber was mach ich menschgewordene und lebensmüde Alpinaweiss-Katze...ich laufe durch die südlichen Stadtteile und gucke mir alles an☝️
    Aber wenigstens trinke ich genug (Bier☝️...zwei ✌️...zum Frühstück 🤘). Aber es ist WM (ja, die geht noch weiter☝️), dann ist das auch in Ordnung. War danach ja fleißig.

    Heute Abend schließe ich mich dann dem Pubcrawl des Hostels an und wie gesagt, morgen dann ein bisschen Downtown 👌
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  • Day23

    Denver

    June 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Der 2. volle Tag neigt sich dem Ende und ich habe mir ein bisschen die anderen Stadtteile angeguckt. Aber mir reicht es jetzt auch mit den Städten, so langsam wird man davon müde, weil auch alle recht ähnlich sind. Ich habe wieder ab Morgen ein Auto und gehe dann in Boulder etwas wandern. Das ist ca. Ne Stunde Fahrt von Denver.
    Aber abends kann man es hier natürlich ganz gut aushalten. Die haben wirklich viele richtig gute Brauereien in Denver, ich bin sehr überrascht.

    Ab Sonntag werde ich mich mal in die Rockys begeben und gucken, wo ich da dann verweile. Das wird sich zeigen.
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  • Day7

    3. Etappe - Ankunft Denver

    April 4, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ❄️ 1 °C

    Der letzte Flug war dann nochmal richtig entspannt und eine Stunde nachdem ich aus dem Flugzeug war, lag ich dann schon auf meinem Bett.
    Trotz des Schneegestöbers und der zum Teil unübersichtlichen Straßen hat mich mein Navi ans Ziel gebracht.

    Da ich dort sofort eingeschlafen wäre, hab ich mir mal den Fitnessraum angeschaut und war mega enttäuscht, ein Gerät hat funktioniert. Trotzdem habe ich mich etwas bewegt.

    Ich versuch mich jetzt nur noch wach zu halten. Das war auch heute der letzte Post, nun folgt maximal einer pro Tag.

    ps. Im Anhang findet ihr ein Foto von unserem Mietwagen, der uns über 5000 km nach LA führen soll!
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    Wolle Schaf

    Vernünftiges Auto 😜

    4/5/17Reply
    Nico Haub

    ist ein Ford, da kannst du das nir vernünftig finden. ;-)

    4/5/17Reply
    Wolle Schaf

    Sag ich doch 😂

    4/5/17Reply
     

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