The visited Denver was 25 years ago, and to be honest, I don’t remember much about the city. Fortunately, Iris and I had the opportunity to visit Denver together to celebrate the wedding of some close friends. To preface, I owe all credit of this trip to my wife, who made sure we had ample time to explore the city and try out the local eats.
On short trips like this, we start our days early. We had breakfast a local biscuit company before getting coffee in the city. We found that Denver was rapidly changing and had many neighborhoods that were contiguously being revamped for high density. We also observed the industrial areas that were already rezoned for artist establishments and local breweries.
Outside of the city, we were able to experience local gems, such as the Red Rock Amphitheater. A brisk walk around the venue proved to be more strenuous than we expected as the high altitude began to settle in. As we caught our breath, we noticed that locals had a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the natural environment. This was a refreshing contrast to Southern California, where we often take the nice weather for granted. We took a scenic drive through Interstate 70 before arriving at the wedding venue. At this time, the trees were turning all shades of yellow and green making for a memorable visit in the Mile High City.