Mile High View and Road Trip Update

Denver, Colorado

It is Thursday evening and I am writing this blog post from Moab, Utah. I know we were supposed to be on our way to Oregon but the weather forecast for Portland was 70% chance of rain for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Monday doesn't look too great either). We got out our trusty weather app and searched the whole northwest looking for somewhere that had sunny skies. Lo and behold, we found that Moab was going to be in the high 70's for the rest of the week. Moab is home to Arches National Park (one of my favorites) and not too far from Canyonlands National Park (one of Greg's favorites). Not too shabby for a backup plan. 

As I stated in my last post, we spent Wednesday in Denver. We had great weather and walked all over the city (by Greg's pedometer we logged almost 10 miles of walking). It had been a long time since I have stayed there. Denver is a real thriving and vibrant place. Construction is going up everywhere and there is so much to do and see. I wish that we could have stayed longer.

I wanted to get a shot of the Denver skyline before we left. Fortunately, one of the photographer bloggers that I follow (Rick Louie) came to the rescue. He emailed me the location where to capture the image above. Turns out it was only two blocks from our hotel. Thanks Rick. For those of you who have not seen Rick's work, you can check it out here.

Food Update - We were able to eat at two restaurants that were featured on Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins.

  • Sam's No. 3 in Denver. I had the Green Chili Mexi-Burger - a grilled burger inside a flour tortilla smothered in pork green chili sauce and melted cheddar cheese. If you like green chiles and burgers, this dish is for you although I am sure it contained about 50,000 calories.
  • Steuben's in Denver. Greg and I had to try the lobster roll being New Englanders. We were curious how a place in Colorado would stack up. Turns out that Steuben's was up to the challenge. A very healthy serving of lobster coupled with a great tasting mayo made this a winner. 

That is about it for now. We will be staying in Moab until Saturday morning and then we'll head to Boise followed by Portland (rain or shine).