Hi everyone, how are you doing today? I’m still struggling through this full 5 day work week. Those are a bit rare for me in the summer, and I’m ready for the weekend again. Did you do anything exciting last weekend? I was in Steamboat Springs which you may have seen on Instagram. But I’ll be recapping that in a later post! Today I wanted to tell you about my 4th of July weekend in Denver. There are so many fun activities to do in Denver and the surrounding area, when visitors come its hard to choose the best activities!
Friday: my friend and I both landed late in Denver and we went back to my place to get ready for the hike (aka sleep)
Saturday: We got up around 4:30am to start getting ready to hike. We packed some homemade breakfast burritos, and got in the car a little after 5am. We met some friends in Georgetown, and started hiking around 6:30am. By 9am our group made it to the top of Mt Biersdadt. We had brought New Belgium Day Blazer beers to enjoy at the top (and take pictures with). After we hiked down, my friend from Chicago started to get altitude sickness. We went to lunch at Beaujo‘s in Idaho Springs, and she was still feeling sick. Luckily, by the time we got back to Denver she was feeling a lot better.
Sunday: Slept in a little after yesterday’s adventures. I went on a 10 mile run in the morning as part of my training. I had planned to run 13 miles, but it wasn’t happening that morning. Then we went to down to Colorado Springs to see my friends relatives. The drive to their house near Pikes Peak highway was very slow. So many people were heading to Pikes Peak that day! We hung out there for most of the afternoon and we also went on a short hike (2 miles) near my friends relatives. We ate dinner at Carmen’s in Woodland Park which was a cute place with good food. I got ahi tuna lettuce cups that were really good! Carmen’s served beer from a local brewery which we all enjoyed.
Monday: I swam for about 1/2 hour in the morning, then we went to Fort Collins for a short hike and breweries. The original plan was to rent bikes and go around the city, but it turned out to be raining. So we got in the car and we adventured at Odell Brewing Company, Fort Collins Brewing Company (they also have a great lunch menu), and New Belgium. We were able to go to part of a New Belgium tour before heading back to Denver to meet a couple friends for dinner. We went to Que Bueno Suerte on South Pearl. The service was a little slow/awkward but the food was good! After wards, we went to a bar downtown for a bit!
Tuesday: Went to Boulder in the morning to walk around Pearl St and grab lunch. After that, my friend headed back to the airport. I went on a 4 mile run in the Denver heat and then headed to a friends BBQ. We were leaving the cook out to head home, and we saw the Denver Country Club fireworks. Naturally, my friend and I got out of the car with our desserts and watched!
It was a really fun weekend. What are your 4th of July traditions?
Linking up with Amanda today