Saturday, March 31, 2012

Train to Denver Trip: Day 6 - Denver

Our last day in Denver.  I am writing this mid afternoon because our friends John and Greg are coming up from Colorado Springs in a little while and we are going to spend the evening with them.  Tomorrow morning we have to be at the train station at 7:00 AM.  Way too early for me!

This morning we walked over to the Brown Palace Hotel which is an old, historic hotel in downtown Denver (not to be confused with the Molly Brown House -- no connection whatsoever).  From there we walked over to the Denver Art Museum where Val wanted to see a exhibit of Yves Saint Laurent's design work.  Not too interesting to me, but Val was very impressed.
Dave in Civic Center Park near the art museum with blooming trees in the background.

Denver Art Museum

Val Posing
 From there it was lunch at a sidewalk cafe and then back to the hotel to pack and get ready for our early departure tomorrow before John and Greg arrive this afternoon.

We really enjoyed our stay in Denver.  The downtown area is great, the 16th Street Mall and shuttle make everything easy to get to without the need of a car.  There is much to see and do, the people we met were warm and friendly and everyone just seemed happy to be here.  The Magnolia Hotel was great and we would highly recommend it.  A great location and a friendly, helpful staff.  We will return.
16th Street Shuttle
One last look at the 16th Street Mall
This will be our last post for a few days as we will not have an Internet connection.

Val again... As usual I just has to add my two cents... I did really enjoy the Yves Saint Laurent retrospective at the museum.  OMG (as they say)... All those lovely clothes. He was truly inspired.  One room had 20 or so ball gowns that were from 20 to 30 years old, but any one of them could have been worn today.  "Fashion comes and goes, but style lasts forever." -- Yves Saint Laurent.   By the way, Dave was truly and good sport to go to this exhibit.

As Dave said, it's sad to be leaving Denver.  We had a grand time here.  Lots to see, do and explore, but I'm looking forward to getting on the train again and watching the beautiful scenery go by!

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