We spent the rest of our vacation in and around the Denver area. Thanks to all of Jeff’s travel rewards our room was taken care of downtown at the Crowne Plaza. I’m sure Grant would tell you that his favorite part was definitely the rooftop pool.
On Wednesday morning we went to one of our favorite breakfast spots. We discovered the Original Pancake House when Jeff’s sister lived in Florida and they seem to be located everywhere (except Wichita) so when we go out of town we always have to see if there is one nearby.
If you have never been to the Original Pancake House then you’ve probably never heard of a Dutch Baby. It is one of the signature items. Basically it’s a pancake that is baked in a cast iron skillet and served with whipped butter, lemons & powdered sugar. Jeff loves these so much that several years ago I bought a cast iron skillet and tried to make them here at home.
On Thursday we took a little road trip to Golden, CO to tour the Coors Brewery. I guess we should have gone later in the day because at 10:00 am neither Jeff or I was really up for drinking all 3 of the full beer samples after the tour. We did hit the gift shop though where Jeff got to try on this goofy hat!!!
On our way back to Denver we stopped for a late lunch at the famous Casa Bonita’s. It is a Mexican restaurant that has been around for almost 30 years and is known for it’s cliff divers, escaping gorillas and cowboy shootouts. I think it might also be famous for it’s horrible food. We all make sacrifices for our children and this was definitely one of those times. Grant left thinking it was the best place ever so Jeff and I just smiled and told him how much we loved it too.
For those of you who have not been lucky enough to experience Casa Bonita’s for yourself let me fill you in . . . you begin by waiting in a cafeteria style line with a tray that is probably 25 years old to have horrible school lunch like food dished out to you. Then you are seated and get to watch a new show every 15 minutes with the same people dressed in different outfits using microphones that somehow make it unable for you to understand anything that is being said.
The other big highlight of our trip was going to the Rockies game on Saturday evening. We found out earlier that day that it was photo night at the ballpark so we got there early and got to go down on the field and Grant got his picture taken with all the players and coaches. He was in heaven!!! My goal is to make a collage for him with all the photos.
That’s all folks . . .