I constantly find myself going places, discovering new things, and thinking about how I want to add adventures to my lists of ‘to-dos’. So this first week in Denver, when I’ve been thinking about wanting to revisit something, I decided to write it down. Before I left Chicago, one of my coworkers gave me a purse-size notebook entitled “Great Ideas.” I figured what better things to record in the notebook than great ideas of things I want to do or come back to?!
Here’s what my “great ideas” consist of so far…
Page 1: Restaurants…The Market: a converted grocery store turned into a deli and sweet shop, with everything from a full homemade dinner to a chocolate croissant and tea for breakfast. Osteria Marco: an amazing restaurant that will be loved (I’m sure) by friends and family, with a wide array of menu items and a huge variety of wines, with great locally restored furniture items arranged in a dark and romantic atmosphere.
Page 2: Places to Visit…includes a few randoms that I was afraid I might forget, but thought would be fun, nonetheless…Colorado Railroad Museum: mainly because I love hearing stories about how Jonathan used to love trains (like my own brother, Sam) and think it will bring him a bit back to childhood. Continental Divide: because it’s just a really cool thing that Mother Nature has created all on her own, and I’d love to see it in person. Denver Art Museum: somewhere I envision taking my little brother in a few weeks when he visits, especially for the MudArt exhibit!
Page 3: Books to Read/Buy…funny enough, this list includes mostly children’s books right now, after a visit to Tattered Cover Bookstore today and spending some quality time in the children’s section…Otis by Lauren Long: an adorable story about a little construction vehicle that does something wonderful. Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld: a tale of a small cloud who does great things. Pigs Over Denver by Kerry MacLean: they were out of this one today, but based on the description of it teaching kids something fun about Denver geography while being a fun souvenir makes me want to read it for sure! The Help by Katheryn Stockett: need to read this book before I see the movie version that comes out soon…looks like an adventurous yet interestingly historical read. Murder at the Brown Palace by Dick Kreck: sort of strikes me as a Denver-esque Devil in the White City, which really excites me as a reader!
So stay tuned for updates on any of the above adventures and explorations, and keep checking up for more additions to the lists 🙂 For those of you back at home, miss you like whoa, but can’t wait to share fun new things with you out here when you come to visit!