The Colorado adventure continues and our next stop was Denver. We spent two nights here in Denver, our pre-anniversary night at The Ritz-Carlton Denver and our second at the Hilton Denver City Center (previously the Marriott Denver City Center).
Let me just say WOW to the Ritz! Those ladies and gentlemen did not disappoint. On top of the constant assistance I received to set up a surprise gift for Andrew, we were then welcomed with anniversary treats and an upgrade to a suite. The view was gorgeous! ❤ Honestly, since we didn’t make it to Denver until mid afternoon, we just lounged around in our robes and rested up for our night out. Our concierge took care of making reservations for us at The Four Seasons Edge, where we had champagne waiting for us, ate delicious steak and desert, and were even given a tequila tasting straight from the barrel.
The next morning we met back up with our daughter and my parents for breakfast and some hangs. Once we split ways, they took OL to the aquarium and the 16th’s Street Mall, while we set out to do whatever came to mind. First thing we thought of was the gun range. We found a neat placed called the BluCore Shooting Center, everyone was extremely nice both staff and customers. However after 2 hours at the range it was time to eat!
We made our way to Union Station because anyone who has ever searched Denver on Pinterest knows that this place is a must. It’s a beauty! We were mostly in awe over the gorgeous and grand interior. We opted for desert first and then walked over to Stoic & Genuine for some lunch. The atmosphere was great and the decor was very dapper. We loved watching the cooks shuck the oyster right before our eyes. Always opt to sit at the bar, guys. I feel like you connect so much more with your surroundings and meeting new people is always fun! However, if there’s a window seat, don’t skip out on that either. 🙂
The area around here is filled with many shops and bars, but we were drawn to Tattered Covered Bookstore. There was no shortage of book options. We seriously could have spent all our money here, but we’d have no room in our carry on for our clothes. Haha.
The last thing we did this day was spontaneously purchase tickets to a Broncos vs. Texans game. We had stopped by earlier in the day to see the stadium and check out the store. Little did we know they would be playing the Houston Texans that night. We chose to take advantage of that and purchased pretty awesome seats for a great price. It was a blast and those Broncos fans do not mess around. Broncos Forever, that’s for sure. But we met some great people around us that were kind despite our support for the Texans. Hahah. It was definitely an experience, and I am not even a football fan. The weather was perfect, the energy was vibrant, and the view of the Rockies behind the stadium was the star.
If you would’ve asked me if we’d be spending our one-year wedding anniversary at the gun range or a NFL game I probably would’ve said not likely. However, it’s important to step out of your comfort zone and experience all things around you, whether it’s “your thing” or not. Andrew and I still talk about this day because it was just so fun and random.
“Life is a journey best traveled together” – Unknown
And I never want the adventure to end ❤