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Denver Diaries: Music, Food, and Unforeseen Adventures

When dreams align with plans, magic happens. The story of our Denver escapade is one for the books – a whirlwind of music, flavors, and unexpected surprises that left us in awe. Let me take you through the rollercoaster of emotions and experiences that defined our trip.


Day 1: A Flavorful Welcome

Thursday marked the commencement of our adventure. The eagerness was palpable as my husband and I touched down in Denver, a city known for its vibrant culture. The first order of business was to satisfy our growling stomachs, and Hopdoddy Burger Bar turned out to be the perfect solution. The enticing aroma of sizzling burgers welcomed us, setting the tone for an amazing gastronomic journey. The poblano burger and green chili cheese fries became instant favorites, the flavors dancing harmoniously on our taste buds. A memorable introduction to Denver's culinary scene. After lunch, we checked into our cozy Airbnb in downtown and spent the night in with friends as we all arrived.

group of friends at bars in Denver
Enjoying Local Distilleries

Day 2: When Plans Danced to a Different Tune

With our energy renewed, day two was all about exploration. Our first stop was Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, a place where craftsmanship met conviviality. The culinary experience was a symphony of tastes – from the delightful signature cocktails to the surprising pickle shotz. The camaraderie among friends was unshaken, despite a bartender who seemed less than enthused by our presence. Anticipation had reached its peak for the main event – a show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. However, fate had other plans, and news of the cancellation hit us like a curveball. But every setback is an opportunity in disguise. Our spontaneous decision to explore local bars led us to a dazzling drag show, proving that Denver's nightlife had a silver lining we hadn't anticipated.

drag queens and friends at a bar in Denver
Enjoying A Local Drag Show

Day 3: Last-Minute Magic at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Day four welcomed us with a promise of artistic wonder at Meow Wolf. The immersive experience was a tapestry of creativity and imagination, leaving us enchanted and inspired. Our taste buds also embarked on a journey to remember at Los Carboncitos, a family-owned gem that treated us to authentic flavors. The chipotle shrimp left a lasting impression, a perfect representation of Denver's culinary diversity. Our determination to experience the essence of Red Rocks was unwavering. With a bit of luck and resourcefulness, we secured last-minute tickets to Dom Dolla's performance. The amphitheater's grandeur heightened the music's impact, making it a night to cherish forever. The stars above seemed to dance along with the beats, an embodiment of the magic we had yearned for.

red rocks show with my husband and I
Enjoying The Show At Red Rocks

Day 4: Bittersweet Farewell

All adventures must eventually reach their conclusion. As our Denver escapade drew to a close, we savored a final morning breakfast, reminiscing about the whirlwind of moments that defined our trip. Chaotic as it was, this journey was a reminder that the best memories are often born from unpredictability.


Denver, with its pulsating rhythm and flavors, had woven its way into our hearts. From culinary delights that left us craving for more to unexpected twists that turned setbacks into opportunities, every moment was a stroke on the canvas of our adventure. As we boarded our flight home, we carried with us a collection of memories that would forever inspire wanderlust and a longing for more explorations with friends.

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