Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, Denver Branch

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch

Before we left Denver, we wanted to visit the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch.  It was a only a few minutes away from our hotel, free to enter, and you didn’t have to make an appointment to get in.  Free + easy = awesome when you travel.. lol.  We wanted to visit the Denver Mint, but you had to make reservations months ahead, and we were not that prepared.. hahahah.

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch

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Downtown Denver

Downtown Denver

Downtown Denver is a pretty cool place.  It reminded me a little bit of our 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, but with less large retail chains and more offices nearby.  It was always be pretty busy, especially during lunch and dinner.  We decided to take a stroll and explore the street a bit before we found dinner.

downtown denver cowparade

Here’s another cow from the cowparade.

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Denver Firefighters Museum

Denver firefighters Museum

The next morning we got ready and walked over to the Delectable Egg for a nice breakfast.  A few locals had recommended it the day before, so we made sure to check it out before we headed to the Denver Firefighters Museum.  The restaurant felt homey and had a country look with all of their chicken and rooster decorations.  The waitress was very friendly and we got our food really fast.

denver delectable egg eggs benedict

Eggs Benedict – Fresh hollandaise sauce poured over two poached eggs, sliced ham, all on top of a toasted English muffin with a side of house potatoes.  This was their specialty so I made sure to order it.  Everything went perfectly and I loved the seasoned potatoes.

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Hoover Dam Part 2

The Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam underground tunnel

Hoover Dam’s underground tunnels were amazing. They were long, sometimes curvy, low, narrow, and beautifully built. I couldn’t believe that all of this was built by hand in the 1930s.  This tour would have definitely freaked me out if I were claustrophobic.

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Hoover Dam

Herbert Clark Hoover

Almost two years ago (I know this blog isn’t very current), Jon and I decided to visit the Hoover Dam in Nevada. Living in Southern California we’ve visited Las Vegas countless times, but have never felt the urge to see the Hoover Dam. Well Jon had a few extra days off and we decided to finally visit this Nevada landmark.

Hoover Dam rules

We arrived early morning to beat the crowds but found ourselves with lots of people and tour buses that were geniuses like us lol. The parking however was easy and we quickly found ourselves in a line to go inside. Once we purchased the tickets, they took a keepsake photo of us in front of a blue screen, then ushered us upstairs to wait for the tour.

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