Denver With The Kids

With the great weight of our “what to do with Wilma” problem lifted off our shoulders, and the huge sense of relief knowing that she is being well cared for, we happily found our way to a King Soopers (groceries) and our Airbnb home near Cheesman Park and waited for the kids arrival.

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Looks like I’m photobombing a picture of the kids.

We barbecued burgers and sausages for dinner, told our day’s stories, had a few drinks, and settled in for the night……everyone safe and sound!

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Our place in Denver

Sunday started with a nice homemade breakfast of eggs, scrambled with leftovers from dinner, and then a trip to the Denver Zoo.

The zoo was fun (aren’t all zoos fun?).  We saw several shows, and Kayla really enjoyed the Giraffes, Elephants and fish exhibits.

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After our afternoon naps, Emily, Adam & Ryan treated Robin and I to dinner for our 60th birthdays.  They found this great place called Vesta, located in the LoDo (lower downtown) neighborhood near the ballpark.  Everyone got their favorite dishes including Kayla.

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Kayla got the edamame, mac & cheese, and ice cream

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Completely stuffed, we still had dessert (so sorry no pictures, but we had Spring Creme Brulee, Vietnamese Coffee Mousse, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and of course Kayla’s Cup Cake Ice Cream).

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Revived due to our sugar highs, we came home, put Kayla to bed, and watched the movie “Inferno”.

Monday started with the discovery of mouse poops on the dining room table and in the kitchen!

To be honest, after Wilma throwing up to start our trip, her skunk encounter, her diarrhea, and the catastrophe at the dog sitter, a little mouse poop didn’t really bother us. We cleaned up and bought a few traps.  Much easier to clean up than dog poops!

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Next, we bought some sandwiches and salads at Whole Foods and headed to Washington Park where we had a nice picnic and Surrey ride around the park.

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This is not as easy as you would think!

Next up….the Rockies v. Reds baseball game at Coors Field.  The park is really nice and the game lived up to the Coors Field reputation of giving up lots of high altitude induced home runs.  We had a great time, ate some good ball park food, and mostly enjoyed the post game fireworks…..Kayla seemed to like the show but definitely not the noise!

Today we started with a trip to the Children’s Museum of Denver, which proved to be a lot of fun for all of us.  The museum had great interactive exhibits on water, bubbles, rockets, energy, fire stations, and even dentistry and kitchen teaching.  I (I mean Kayla) liked the bubble exhibit best.

We noticed that the Denver Botanic Gardens is just a few blocks away from our Denver home, so Emily, Robin and I walked over to enjoy the gardens.

Our farewell to Denver, 4th of July dinner, was pizza and beer at Wyman’s no. 5, just steps away from our home, and ice cream at Liks. Tomorrow we are off to Vail!

Happy 4th of July!

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