road-trip-usaSo day 3 was our day in Denver with our friends, the Smiths. Jimmy and I have been friends for quite a while now – we worked together at Life Church for a few years and have stayed connected ever since. Jen & Amanda were good friends as well and we all used to hang out when they lived in Temecula. Jimmy is now the executive pastor at a church in Stapleton, Colorado.

So here’s a little mind-dump of our day in Denver.

  • Our complimentary breakfast, rocked: Rice Crispies, Fruit Loops, scrambled eggs, English muffins, bananas, apples, coffee, apple juice, orange juice. All of this while watching the local business people walking to work – it was awesome!
  • Jen just about had a heart attack each time we got in the elevators. I think they’re the original elevators from when the hotel was built at least 100 years ago?! They randomly stop at floors, the push-buttons get stuck, and it always jerks to a stop after the first floor. Needless to say, the kids LOVED it!
  • Our room was on the 14th floor, which Miles absolutely LOVED. We had a corner room with a rounded window all the way around that looked over downtown. The kids loved looking out it.
  • We had 1 king-size bed… enough said.
  • The Children’s Museum was AMAZING! We went there with the Smiths and their two girls and they pretty much spent the entire morning there. I took a bunch of pictures.
  • We headed over to Stapleton for Lunch – Anthony’s Pizza. The kids chowed, as did we. Stapleton is a cool little community – all new & trendyish.
  • After lunch it was naptime, so we headed over to the Smith’s & put the kids down. Jimmy & I went to check out his office & peruse the closing down Circuit City – no deals.
  • When we got back to the Smith’s we spent about an hour trying to find a babysitter for the kids with no luck – so we decided to head back into Downtown – 16th Street.
  • Walk down 16th Street, some downtown Denver culture.
  • Dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery (highly recommended).
  • Dessert at Johnny Rocket’s (not so highly recommended)
  • Walked through the lobby of the Brown Palace.
  • And then we ended the evening by watching LOST (a whole hour before all our west-coast friends – awesome!)
  • A great day!

I’ll post pictures along with all this as soon as I get a reliable fast internet connection…

Designer. Communicator. Solutions Architect. Husband. Father of 4. Friend of God. I've dabbled in building, graphic design, worship, music, media, communications, connections, leadership, and now I'm an executive pastor at Rancho Community Church in Southern California.

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