After a busy week back from vacation I’m finally getting to share some of our pictures from Colorado! We flew into Denver on a 6am flight so we would have time to explore the city before making the 2.5 hour drive into Vail later that day. After picking up our rental car, we drove into the heart of Denver without any specific plans but to explore the downtown area and see the city.
Although we’ve flown there many times to head to various snowboarding destinations in Colorado, neither of us had ever actually spent a day in Denver and wanted to see what the city had to offer. We were both surprised at how historical and beautiful many of the buildings were! I had to seriously narrow down my pictures as there were so many intricate architectural details that we couldn’t stop snapping photos!
We spent a few hours walking around and saw several of the city’s notable sites, like the gold-leaf-domed Colorado State Capitol Building and Civic Center Park across from it, the Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library, and the 16th Street Mall and Denver Botanic Gardens (although they weren’t in bloom), to name a few. It was convenient that they were all located within blocks of each other so we didn’t have to try hard to figure out where to go!
I dressed comfy since I knew it would be a long day of traveling and exploring. The weather was perfectly mild and warm enough to be comfortable outside without a heavy jacket, so I wore a knit sweater with a southwestern pattern, my most-worn pair of white jeans, and my Old Navy slip-ons. I also learned an essential tip for Airport Style 101: no white! I got numerous marks and rubs on my pants from all of the travel-hustle throughout the day, so I’ll definitely be opting for black next time I plan my travel garb.
I also had to include a picture of Blake and his noteworthy beard (which he’s been cultivating for probably 5 months). He gets countless comments and compliments on it but we were both laughing when we realized that no less than 5 people that day had been impelled to comment or ask him various questions about it, like what products he uses, etc. Admittedly it is exceptional and maybe makes me a little jealous when my chin is frozen and windburned after a full day of snowboarding… :P
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