Denver Vacation Day One
Our Denver vacation has been a great time. Our flights were both short, just over an hour each. We switched planes in Albuquerque, with no layover, just hopped right on the next plane. Which meant we were some hungry travelers, since we had no time to grab lunch. The kids did wonderfully on both flights, Abby fussed a little, but was easy enough to calm down. It could have been a lot worse, especially because the next day, we discovered she had her very first tooth break through!! She could have been a nightmare on the plane! But she wasn’t. Thank God.
My parents were already checked in at the hotel, as they had arrived earlier that day by car. They drove our car up so we could cram it full of all our stuff, and have our car seats already safely installed and ready to go.
We spent our first day in downtown Denver, at 16th Street Mall. It’s an entire street closed off to traffic, and it’s got a lot of very popular stores and restaurants in all the shops.
It’s just like being at a mall. The street is all tiled (I don’t know what else to call it) and down the center are fountains, statues, benches, and chessboards. They also have pianos with signs that welcome anyone to play them.
Jeffry and I walked down to Coors Field, while Mahmaw and Max rode the free bus up and down 16th street.
Jeff looks like a kid waiting to get into a candy shop! We did go to a game, later on in the trip.
After looking around downtown and having lunch, we came back to the hotel to rest and hangout. We also switched hotel rooms for the first of many times. Oy. What a pain. We thought we had reserved a two bedroom suite, because it’s easier to have the kids in their own rooms so no one wakes anyone else up. But we ended up with just a standard studio. So we made do the first night (it helped that Max spent the night in Mahmaw’s room), but then switched rooms for the next two nights. Hopefully I’ll time to write about Day Two before Abby wakes up!