I'm back from Vacation and let me tell you it was a Corker! I had so much fun. So I'll give you some glimpses over the next few blogs and share some Train Tips I learned with you.
Porch of Gregory Inn.-- Our room was directly behind my friend.
We met at the airport DIA and then took the Denver public transportation into Lower Downtown. Now that was an experience for two country girls, let me tell you. I think the Shuttle driver was trying to tell us we needed to get off at 30th & Something which was a transfer station to get another bus to get closer, but instead we jumped off EIGHT blocks from the Inn and drug our suitcases the whole way. WHEW! I gotta learn more about this RTD system!! in Denver. Worked out okay. Turns out we walked through a district with a lot of homeless persons so we fit in :) (note to self: Pack Lighter! Much Lighter!!!)
Next we went to the Byers Evans Museum and Home. They had a display of lovely hand-woven southwest rugs. I have always wanted to do a quilt in one of these patterns. I believe these are Hopi patterns.
The Byers Evan Mansion was lovely and interesting. It was added onto several times throughout the years to accomodate various family members and several generations lived in the home. Here is a shot of the front of this home.
The Byers Evans house from the street. And one of my photos! Some of the photos will be Chestine's and some are ones I took.
Then we spent the rest of the day at the 16th Street Mall which is a long street in Lower Downtown Denver with many many shops, restaurants, you name it. They have a shuttle system running the entire length of 16th street and there is a shuttle on each corner every minute or so--really! They only run on 16th Street (finally, a public transportation system I can UNDERSTAND!)
Okay, call the Taxi Guy. Get me a Starbucks while I wait. I am shopped out, financially and physically! (Have I ever told you guys I REALLY REALLY hate to shop? True story)
I'm beat and ready to go back to the Bed & Breakfast!! Okay, Chestine, ONE MORE trip to Rockmount's Western Store and THEN we are going back!!
Tomorrow -- Union Station & We Get ON the Train. (next blog in a few days)