Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Denver Trip

Last week, Jeff & I headed off to Denver for a work conference/mini-vacation. We got there Wednesday afternoon & Jeff promptly went over & set up the booth for his exhibit for the conference. Then we met up with some people that Jeff does business with for drinks & dinner. Then we went to a bar so some of them could shoot pool. I used to be SO nervous to go to these things because I didn't know anyone & it was uncomfortable for me. Now I know almost everyone we go out with, and they are so nice & fun, that it makes it a lot easier!
On Thursday, Jeff spent the day at the conference. I spent the day sleeping in, checking Facebook, watching TV, ordering room service..... You may all feel sorry for me now. ;0) After the conference, we went out to dinner & another bar with people and had a lot of fun.

The conference was only one day, but the next day was Valentine's Day so we decided to stay and make it a fun get away!
The first thing we did on Friday, was get up & walk around the 16th Street Mall. We saw an ice skating rink, & thought that it looked like fun! So, we put some skates on & headed to the ice. Jeff was great! He got right to the ice & skated around the rink!

My skating prowess was embarrassing to say the least.....

Let's just say that I didn't fall down, but the wall is as far as I got..... ;0)

After more shopping and wandering around, we headed back to the hotel & got ready to go out for Valentine's dinner.

After dinner, we took a horse drawn carriage ride!!

After that, we went to a place called The Tilted Kilt. It was fun & we got Irish Coffees. (My favorite!)

On Saturday, we went to the Denver Aquarium. We had never been & it was awesome!!

These otters were so fun to watch!! They kept doing flips!

I love the different colors of the star fish!

In the middle of the aquarium was a tiger.....
Not sure what that was all about......

I loved how bright these fish were!!

They had a big shark tank too!


The last thing we saw were mermaids!

They were cool to watch. When we showed Lily the pictures, she was super excited!! This is definitely a place she wants to go now. ;0)

After the aquarium, we went to the Coors bottling plant for a tour.

It was really interesting.
Here is Jeff with his first tasting:

After the tour, you got to taste 3 beers.

Each glass was this big!

I'm not a big beer drinker, so Jeff happily sacrificed & drank some of mine. ;0)

The last thing we did that afternoon, was drive up to lookout point on one of the mountains.

It was very pretty!
On the way back down, we saw these deer crossing the road & going up the mountain:

We went back home on Sunday. It was a fun get away for both of us!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun weekend! You and Jeff are a cute couple! When I saw the pic of you in the diving mask I did a double take because at first I thought it was Lily!!