This morning, Sunday, Jesse took Dave on one of his favorite hikes in the mountains.....his celebration of "dad's day". They started at Moffatt Tunnel and hiked up to Crater Lakes and Rollins Pass.
After returning from their hike of a little over 6 miles at between 9,000 and 11,000 feet they capped the morning off with lunch of burgers and beers. Later on Dave and I went to the house for a last night Pizza dinner and shared our last Oregon Pinot Noir. Perfect day.
Here are a few odds and ends of our last week. We got some work done, had some more wonderful dinners out, a "tour" around some of the quirky and interesting neighborhoods in downtown Denver and just enjoyed our surroundings.
|second cup in the "laundry room"|
|Lewis gets a new fluffy|
|Beluga transforms into a grooming salon in the blink of an eye|
|Mr. David's A-1 Reliable Plumbing Services made a house call|
|we took advantage of the inexpensive light rail|
service from Littleton into Union Station downtown
|Downtown Denver is booming!|
|Jesse meets us at Union Station after work|
|a "plastic" Octopus from Bandon's Washed Ashore project in front of|
|Erin gives a tour of another of her design spaces|
|Dave examines the unique sound proofing|
in one of the private phone use areas
|a really really sound proof phone|
booth for really really private
conversations...bring your own phone!
|the building's wonderful roof top relaxation space|
|one of the clever street art installations in an area called the|
RiNo Arts District. It changes depending on your direction of travel.
|beautiful old ladies stand quietly next to the vibrantly painted young|
|Approaching the Denver Art Museum in the Civic Center area|
|we were too late to tour the exhibits inside but|
the architecture itself was a fine example of modern art!
|Oh Dave.....Oh Erin|
|fun to watch children "enjoy" the sculptures outside the museum|
|last night's pizza party with the last bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir :(|
We've had a wonderful visit with Jesse and Erin. We've been able to spend quality time with them, doing fun things, and mundane things, got up close and personal with their new house, their jobs, their life together. We've seen new parts of the city, eaten wonderful dinners (large and small, in restaurants and at home) had good conversations (serious and frivolous), been treated to a carefully thought out and memorable "mom's day" and "dad's day", gotten our Golden Retriever fix, drove some fun dirt roads, hiked some easy and some hard trails and enjoyed the simple views from our campsite at Chatfield State Park. Its been so very pleasant but now its time to go.
|I've loved the way sun shine lights up the yellow hillsides here|
Jesse and Erin.....Thanks for making our visit perfect, we'll miss you.