Monday - rode the Lightrail into downtown to Union Station, walked 16th Street pedestrian mall and toured the Capital, watched the season finale of The Bachelor with Sarah
Tuesday - drove to Castle Rock outlet mall and explored historic downtown Castle Rock, dinner at Pasquini's, desert after dinner at Yogurtland
Wednesday - Toy and Miniature Museum downtown Denver, lemonade with Sarah at Deserts Bar, Denver zoo in the afternoon
Thursday - drove to Estes Park and drove through Rocky Mountain National Park, visited Hilary's new house, dinner at Cheddar's
Friday - Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary in the morning, lunch with Chris at Denver International Airport (he is auditing DIA this week), Mile High Marketplace in the afternoon
What a week! By far, our favorite was the Wild Animal Sanctuary - it's the largest of it's kind in the United States, and they rescue animals from exploiting and cruel living conditions. Many of the animals had been rescued from circuses, captivity, "truck stop" attractions, and other terrible living conditions. Every animal had a name and a story, and now they are able to live out their life in 25 acre pens, cared for and loved by the Sanctuary staff. We saw bears, lions, tigers, cheetahs, panthers, mountain lions and wolves. It was very neat, and definitely worth the small donation to contribute to such a great cause.
In Rocky Mountain National Park