The Horror Living near Denver, Colorado

Horror - Ghost ImageIf you love horror movies, stores, and legends, Denver is the place to be according to an article posted by CBS Denver. They describe the horror living in Denver and some of the most haunted places throughout the Denver area.  Continue if you dare, lol Continue reading “The Horror Living near Denver, Colorado”

National Western Stock Show – Denver Colorado Trade Show

National Western Stock Show-ArenaCelebrating their 116th year this month, the National Western Stock Show will start this weekend on January 8th and runs through the 23th. According to their site, they state that the 16-day show serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, the “Super Bowl” of Livestock Shows, nationally recognized Horse Shows and Colorado’s largest Western Trade Show. Continue reading “National Western Stock Show – Denver Colorado Trade Show”

Treasure Falls and Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado – Breathtaking Views

Treasure Falls and Wolf Creek Pass - 1After leaving the wonderful Pagosa Springs area on our anniversary in May 2017, we headed to Canon City to explore the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. We marveled at the amazing Treasure Falls just a few minutes out of Pagosa. Then we were able to enjoy some breathtaking views at Wolf Creek Pass.  Both were amazing and we were glad we were able to see them on our way out of the Pagosa Springs area. Continue reading “Treasure Falls and Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado – Breathtaking Views”

The Stanley Hotel – Iconic Estes Park, Colorado Hotel

Stanley Hotel - FrontWhen people mention or think of the Stanley Hotel their first thoughts might be “The Shining”. There is a reason for that I will get to it in a bit. For now however, I’d like to share a little bit about the hotel, where it’s located, etc. The Stanley Hotel is located in Estes Park, Colorado about five miles from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. This 140 room Colonial Revival hotel also includes a restaurant and spa with panoramic views of Lakes Estes, the Rockies, and Longs Peak. It is in a very beautiful location. Btw, I have been there many times with different family and friends that have been here in Colorado to visit so these pictures are from multiple visits through the last 15 or so years. They are in no particular order.

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Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO – Boulder’s Commercial Artery

Pearl Street Mall-BuffaloIn November of 2019 we did a staycation and spent a long weekend at the Hyatt Place here in Boulder, CO. While there we were able to do something that we hadn’t done since we’ve lived here in CO, we walked up and down Pearl Street Mall. Here is a little bit of trivia for those interested, the Pearl Street Mall was officially dedicated on August 6, 1977.  It was nice to be out and about, but the most fun was watching all the street performers. It was a little chilly, but not too bad for the beginning of November. Continue reading “Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO – Boulder’s Commercial Artery”

The Taste of Colorado – A Colorado Labor Day Tradition

Taste of Colorado - UsExperiencing the Taste of Colorado had been on our list of things to do since we moved here to Colorado. Happily, we can now say that we finally made it to the annual celebration for the first time in 2015! I had seen pictures and heard stories about the Taste of Colorado, but it was great to finally experience it firsthand. We had a great time.  Continue reading “The Taste of Colorado – A Colorado Labor Day Tradition”

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa – Downtown, Denver

Brown Palace -Outside We have now lived in Colorado for over 8 years and had never been to the Brown Palace. We have heard a lot of things about this historic downtown Denver hotel, but up until a few weeks ago, we had not taken the time to go in and check it out. The first thing that I have to say was that it was bigger and smaller all at the same time if that is possible. Apparently being tall and skinny makes it look bigger. I loved how stylish it is, and how inviting all the staff made me feel while I was there. I talked to a desk clerk as well as the concierge. They were very helpful and even gave me a self-guided tour book of the hotel. They do have guided tours, which I will get into later, but I ended up just doing the self-guided tour the day I was there. Continue reading “The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa – Downtown, Denver”

Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado – Team USA

Olympic Training Center - USA SignIn August of 2008, we took a three-day weekend trip down to Colorado Springs and spent some time at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. It was eye-opening to see their phenomenal center and all they do to train for their specific Olympic event. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when we first decided to visit, but I have to say I was quite impressed. Continue reading “Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado – Team USA”

Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Place Hotel in Boulder, Colorado

Hyatt Place - BldgIn November of 2017, we celebrated our 25th dating anniversary and did a staycation. Since we wanted to stay close, we decided to stay at the Hyatt Place Boulder in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. On previous adventures, we had stayed at a couple of other Hyatt properties in Denver,  the Grand Hyatt, and the Hyatt Regency. However, we had never stayed at a Hyatt Place. Thus we were excited to be able to spend some time checking out this newer hotel. Continue reading “Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Place Hotel in Boulder, Colorado”

Colorado Road Trips – Some of our Favorites Around the State

We have now lived in Colorado for many years and really enjoy the beauty and variety in this beautiful state. While we have explored quite a few places since we have been here, we haven’t visited as many as we would have liked. We know we aren’t going to be in this colorful state forever and made a plan to see more of it. Thus we have done a few road trips and wanted to share which Colorado road trips we have enjoyed the most.  Today I want to share some of the trips we’ve taken along the I-70 from Idaho Springs, to Loveland Pass, and then out to Dillion Reservoir. While we didn’t necessarily do these all in one day, we really enjoyed them and I decided to share them all as one post. We also did the Peak to Peak Highway one time and I will share that separately. But today I will start with Idaho Springs and work our way westward.

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