Tuesday, September 07, 2010

5 Year Trip

Michael and I haven't been on vacation since our honeymoon 5 years ago. Having 2 kids and being awfully sick during those pregnancies have a lot to do with that. We could not pass up the opportunity to really celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Michael grew up in the Denver area and I've never seen his old stomping grounds. So we dropped Audrey off with Michael's parents and dropped Julia off with mine.

We landed in Denver in time to eat lunch. We ate at Beau Jo's. Not the cool Beau Jo's, but Beau Jo's nonetheless. They have these very thick-crusted pizza and serve it with honey and serve their drinks in mason jars. Now I understand why Michael always pulls out the honey when he eats pizza.
Then we arrived at our hotel in Broomfield. It was great except for our neighbors woke me up all night every night. So much for my chance to sleep through the night undisturbed. If we had brought kids, we would have enjoyed swimming in the outdoor, heated pool while watching a Disney movie projected on a giant screen. But we didn't bring the kids and it ruined our one chance to swim.

This is the gorgeous view out our balcony.
Friday night we went over to our friends' house. Jeff, Lindsey, and 3 month old Reagan showed us a great time! We (or they) ate sushi at John Holly's and all of the food was delicious. The company was superb. We didn't leave until after 11:00 and Reagan was a trooper during the entire evening.
Saturday morning, we took a tour of Coors Field. Price Tag - $7. This was one of my favorite parts of the trip. We learned some pretty cool things and got to go to some very cool parts of stadium. Wouldn't you love to watch a game from the seat below? That's the Rockies' dugout.

Then we walked around downtown Denver. We saw a bagpipe player, a man who would shine your shoes for a lifetime for $50, some Renaissance people, and the robot guy below. The robot guy was very funny. Downtown Denver is very pretty and people-friendly. We ate a yummy meal at the Hard Rock then headed over to see where Michael grew up. I'm very jealous of his childhood now.

That afternoon, we got dressed up and headed out to the Boulder area to eat at Flagstaff House. Presidents and emperors have eaten here. We had a great table that was out on an open balcony. The weather and views were gorgeous! We had 9 different courses brought out to us. Nine.

On Sunday morning, we packed up our things and headed out to Estes Park along with half of Colorado. It took us FOREVER to get there and then a DECADE to find a parking spot. We ate at the first place we came to without a line. Claire's proved to be good too! I got to eat some ice cream and that was our trip to Estes Park. We spent time going around many lines. We were just about to get an old-fashioned picture taken when we decided we better leave so that we could make our flight.
The picture below is my favorite that I took on our way out of Estes Park.
We had some issues at the airport and had our names called out to aboard the plane or get left behind. So we sprinted onto the plane and came home to our two sweet girls. They were great with our parents and our parents are great to take care of them.

Happy Anniversary to my man! You are more than wonderful in so many ways! I love you more than you'll ever know. Thank you for making marriage this easy!


Lynn Leaming said...

Glad you and Michael were able to get away and enjoy your anniversary! I love Estes Park! Can't wait to go at the end of the month for the elk call. As nice as Denver is, Colorado Springs is even prettier (closer to the mountains) and more quaint. You'll have to come here next.

Heather said...

Looks like you guys had fun! I think it is great that you had some fun times together without any kiddos!