Denver, Colorado

When I landed my internship in Denver I was so excited that I went straight to the computer to look up all there is to know about this great city. After living in England for so many years I craved SUNSHINE and Denver gets over 300 days of it, which is better than Miami.

So I quickly wrote out a Denver Bucket List which included going to the Rocky Mountains, enjoying the best restaurants (of course), and visiting the capital.

I was a little naughty and didn’t bring my camera every where I went whilst exploring Denver. I did collect some of my favourite photos though and they bring back some great memories 😀

My first high was when I went to Blackhawk and did a little gambling. I managed to change my $10 into $100!!!

Blackhawk Casino, Colorado

Went to a Denver Nuggets game. I know the name of the team is a little quirky but they were quite good 🙂

Denver Nuggets Game

My friend Coral and I at the basketball game

I took advantage of having a 3 course dinner on an old fashioned train called the Georgetown Loop Railroad. We decided to go on a evening ride which meant we didn’t get to see the views as much, so I would suggest you do a day ride if you get the chance to go.
Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown Loop Railroad views

Going to the Denver Zoo was amazing! It makes you feel like a kid again with all the amazing animals. Here’s Dory!!

Finding Nemo at the Denver Zoo

New Elephant exhibit at the Denver Zoo

A little bleary brown bear.The brown bears at the Denver Zoo

Of course I went to visit the beautiful Colorado State Capital in Denver. The dome was covered and getting a little spring cleaning when we went to visit it so I’ve included a picture from the website so you can see the building in all its glory. Tours are frequent and free of charge so give it a go.Colorado State Capital in Denver

Colorado State Capital

Inside the Colorado State Capital Building

The inside of the dome at the Colorado State Capital

Beautiful interior of the Denver State Capital

Picture of myself on the stair stating 1 mile above sea level. The sun is directly in my eyes so please excuse the scrunched up face.Myself on the State Capital stairs

Of course I had to go see a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which is a natural open-air and geologically formed amphitheatre. There’s nothing like it anywhere in the world and the acoustics are suppose to be the best for live concerts. You might remember that Mumford and Sons recorded their first film “The Road to Red Rocks” here. So I went to see the way too under appreciated Counting Crows who were INCREDIBLE!!

My pictures are a little blurry because of the night time light so I included a picture from the Red Rocks website so you can see what it looks like. Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Counting Crows concert

Red Rocks Concert

Finally, we went to visit some restaurants which had some tasty foods but I must say it was the taco places that really exploded my taste buds.

Tacos in Denver

I visited other places like the Rocky Mountains and Breckenridge which you can see in my other blog posts.

Breckenridge, CO

As I got more settled in Denver I decided to go through my Colorado Bucket List.

Of course Colorado is known for the amazing skiing town Aspen. Where all the stars collect to enjoy fluffy snow and fine dining. The price tag of a vacation in Aspen would be sure to make a dent in that savings account I’ve been building up. But fear not there are many beautiful mountain towns in Colorado and it just so happens that a friend of ours has a house in Breckenridge. So we packed our bags and headed up there for a weekend getaway.

I have travelled to quite a few places but Breckenridge is breathtaking. The people are incredibly relaxed and friendly, the businesses are all built in wooden cabin form (even Starbucks), and the area is impeccably clean. You get the old town charm instead of commercialized high rises and I LOVE it 😀

Breckenridge, Colorado view

Our first night was spent in the hot tub and enjoying wine. The next day though was our chance to explore! After a hearty breakfast at Gretas (aka Freshies) we got in the truck and climbed the mountains to see some of those views that artists dream of. I couldn’t believe that this area was only about an two hours away from Denver.

Views of Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge Colorado Mountain Town

Cooling off in Breckenridge COaces to visit in Colorado

Views of Breckenridge

It was around July time when I went up there so no snow I’m afraid, but I got a great tan 🙂 They also hold quite a few of events throughout the year so make sure you check out their calender if you’re thinking of heading up.

Hiking the Rocky Mountains

Leaving the glam at home I put on my hat and hiking gear to explore a destination so beautiful and vast it will make you feel like a speck. I’m talking about a scenery that encompasses 415 miles of the USA and reaches for the sky with peaks over 12,000 feet. The Rocky Mountains has to be one of my favourite destinations in my travels so far.

We drove to Estes Park in Colorado and from there saw great wildlife so up close that it actually got my adrenaline pumping.

Rocky Mountains in Colorado

A stag in the distance in the Rocky Mountains

Deer in the Rocky Mountains Denver, Colorado

The valley in The Rocky Mountains If you’re looking for somewhere to stay I would definitely recommend the Streamside on Fall River location. It is beautiful and although I didn’t get the chance to stay here as I would of liked, I have heard nothing but positive stories about this place.