This year I offered to plan our big day. And since we are on a budget (remember, we're buying a house soon) I planned us a little sta-cation. (Am I the only one that feels like a total dork when they say that out loud?)
We stayed the night at a swank hotel in downtown Denver Friday night. Saturday we woke up bright and early (8:30) and started the day off right at Sam's. If you're in Denver you MUST go here for breakfast.
With full bellies we hit the pavement. I'd driven through the civic center about a million times but never really learned the history behind it all. So, I did a bunch of research on all the old buildings and showed my man around. Here are a list of things we learned on our day playing tourists in our own city:
1) The Colorado history museum has A LOT of little plastic people dioramas. A lot of them. And they're all guarded by a mighty mighty buffalo.
2) The Denver Public Library houses an amazing collection of western history. Not that we read much of it, but we should have because the reading room up there is pretty jaw-dropping.
3) The Byers-Evans house may or may not have ghosts flying around in it. It's been investigated by the CCPI (Colorado Coalition of Paranormal Investigators) and they're doing a follow-up study in August.
4) The state capitol building has a gold dome that was most recently restored in 1991.
5) Taking a pictures of your feet with you own camera phone can be really hard.