We woke up in the morning feeling refreshed. We all got ready and showered and had a nice home-cooked breakfast of pancakes and eggs thanks to Emma and Brian. We didn’t have any specific plans for the day, which is always a treat. A couple ideas thrown around were the Denver Botanical Gardens and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Rob and I have both always wanted to check out Red Rocks so we decided to make our way there. We made a stop at Target to pick up some sunblock to shield ourselves from the surprisingly intense Colorado sun.
Red Rocks was a very cool venue. Almost cold, too. We parked at the bottom and climbed our way up to the stage area and then all the way to the rear of the venue. It was quite windy at the top and it made getting photos challenging. We did our best to get some good ones and made our way back down to the visitor’s center to use the restrooms and check out more scenery. It’s like everywhere you turn, there’s a new amazing view. It was less windy at the bottom so we seized the opportunity to take more photos. Once we had our fill, we decided it was time to head back towards Denver.
We were feeling ready for lunch at this point and made our way to Bad Daddy’s Burgers. Apparently this is a chain restaurant but has limited locations. It’s like a national chain, but with only a handful of locations, which is kind of uncommon. I got the Emilio’s chicken sandwich with hand-cut fries. I got a buffalo burger and a custom built salad. All of us agreed that our meals were delicious. But now we were stuffed. So what to do with full bellies? Find more breweries! We decided to check out Epic brewing. We all got a beer and then were pleasantly surprised to find that they were doing a tour very shortly. Of course we joined in and followed them around the shop, because that’s always interesting. We then went to Ratio Brewing Company, which seemed to be much busier. Lastly we drove to Denver Beer Co. There were so many puppies at all of the breweries that it was like heaven. We debated on going bowling after this but all decided that we were feeling pretty lazy so we just headed back to Brian and Emma’s apartment to hangout. We played some cards, shared some laughs, and then called it a night as we were all feeling tired and were wanted to be well rested for a hike the next day.
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
- Bilbo Baggins
We're just an adventure-loving couple with a puppy looking to share our stories with the world.