Killing Time in Colorado

After the wedding festivities, we jumped in the car (I feel like we drove a lot during this adventure... Colorado is full of wide open spaces!) and headed to Denver. Not only is this where we were flying out from, but conveniently it's also where Matt's aunt, uncle and cousin all live. We definitely wanted to take advantage of our time to do some visiting, as these are some of the most generous, gracious people I know.

Come Monday, we were left on our own with half a day to kill before our flight. We weren't sure exactly what to do, so we took a random gamble and headed to the Denver Botanic Gardens. What a pleasant surprise this place was! Despite the 100 degree weather (don't let all that Rocky Mountain snow fool you, Colorado is hot), we had a wonderful time exploring all the little nooks and winding paths this place holds.

After our day in the garden, there was just enough time left before our flight to take in another famous Denver sight, the Coors Brewery tour. It was a fun way to wrap up our trip, even if I couldn't make the most of the free samples.

The beer on the left in non-alcoholic Coors. Or as I like to call it, "not worth it".
This trip was a lovely little reminder of what it's like to be me, not just mommy-me. It was a refreshing break to not have to keep up with Violet, or worry about what she's eating, or having to entertain her. We wandered where we wanted, ate when we wanted, and didn't worry about anyone but ourselves. And of course, it's always nice to actually miss your kiddo. A rather refreshing change from being annoyed or frustrated with said kiddo. And as you'll see, she enjoyed herself thoroughly without us as well! But we were very happy to see each other again at the end of the trip.

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