A week ago today, we were Leaving on a Jet Plane to enjoy a Rocky Mountain High in the Mile High City. Yes, that is an unashamed reference to John Denver. One of my favorites. I couldn't make a trip to Denver without humming along to the sounds of his songs in my head.
Brown Palace Hotel, overlooking the beautiful atrium lobby. The hotel has been open for 120 years, and has never closed in all that time. It has hosted countless celebrities and prominent citizens during its long life.
Larimer Square, a historic neighborhood now home to shops and restaurants. We were fortunate to make contact with several friends and acquaintances who live in the Denver area, and were happy to have their suggestions for places to go and things to do. Larimer Square was one of them.
Osteria Marco, "a humble restaurant where friends gather to casually enjoy their wine with food." Jim had the lamb meatballs, and I had the Colorado lamb panini. Very tasty.
Cherry Cricket, another 'legendary' Denver eating establishment.
Jim knows little boys. :)
Our next stop was the Denver Botanic Gardens, where our friend Sue Ann works. She graciously welcomed us as her guests, and allowed us to spend a lovely afternoon in the beautiful Gardens.
Tetsunori Kawana. Sue Ann told us about being up on a ladder helping place the bamboo as the sculpture was completed. There are several of these bamboo structures throughout the Gardens.
Another section of the bamboo installation.