Though our trip to Fort Collins was a short one, we had some pretty memorable moments. Here are a few photos that I’d love to share from our trip.
Akane, the smallest adult cat I’ve ever met. This cutie pie had the tiniest little paws and the chubbiest cheeks. She loved to lay right by us. Close but not too close. This made me want to squeeze her even more (queue mental image of Elmyra Duff). One afternoon we came back and saw that she had dropped her little toy mouse on Jon’s slipper. Though this might had been on accident, I’d like to believe that she was confessing her love for him by offering him her greatest treasure.
Veronica, the first Belgian Malinois I had ever met. She was sweet, very gentle, and loved to get petted. She was great on walks and we even got to go hiking with her. Though she was many times bigger than Akane, we knew who really ruled the roost.
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.
While we were in Denver we knew that we had to try some local specialties, and Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs came highly recommended by the people we talked to. They have a restaurant, but the weather was so nice we wanted to checkout their food cart instead.
On Wednesdays their menu changes slightly. That day they featured Pheasant Sausage, Hungarian Sausage, and their Bosna Brat.
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.
Here’s another cow from the cowparade.
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.
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.