We left Rocky Mountain National Park and drove to Denver with a quick, and expensive, stop in Boulder - the first REI we’ve seen in 4 states!
Then we stopped and had lunch at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, visiting the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. We didn’t stay long, but it was cool to see some of the rock formations. We ran a couple of other errands (ham radio store for Beau, and H-Mart too!) and then headed to our campsite, where we finally got to shower after 6 days of dry camping! 🥳
Sometimes we think things like, “We’ll be near Denver, let’s go eat out and play tourists!” We get a great spot at Cherry Creek State Park in one of the suburbs, a local will marvel at how we managed that since it books out 5 months in advance. Of course there weren’t any spots on the weekend and Beau works during the week, but we could still go explore in the evenings. And then, we just don’t 😂 We enjoy the relative quiet of the park, not having to be anywhere specific at any particular time. We catch up on laundry, watch the magpies and the squirrels, and eat ice cream from a vending machine. Oh, and Beau got a haircut! That’s about it for our time in Denver 🤷🏻♀️ Maybe we’ll come back sometime and do all the things you’re supposed to do when you come here, but this was what we needed this time, now on to the next place!