Can we metaphorically afford to spend a lot of time sight-seeing these days? Eh, not really. However, I'm glad that, since we had friends in town, we were given the opportunity to do a few things we otherwise wouldn't have. For example, we ate out at Thunder and Buttons in Old Colorado City last Thursday night. Fabulous food and terrific service. Highly recommend.
Last Saturday, we went to Denver for the day and while I would've been perfectly happy hanging out at the outlets in Castle Rock, sight-seeing was on the agenda. (There will be a return trip to Castle Rock.)
We started out at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. You could easily spend a whole day in there. For about $22 a person, we had museum passes, a 25-minute 3D movie in the planetarium, and an IMAX movie (45 minutes) about D-Day. The planetarium was interesting and the D-Day movie was fantastic.
We were disheartened to find that the Mayan exhibit cost extra. We got there kind of late (11ish) so we didn't pay for it. The museum didn't do a very good job of making that known right up front.
We saw some mummies.
And then went to the Botanical Gardens.
And then we had the best sushi that ever was. I don't have any pictures (sometimes I just don't want to be that person, you know?), but we had 8 or 9 rolls of all varieties, 2 appetizers, a tempura entree, and 3 sakes and 2 beers + plus a giant tip for less than $140. I HIGHLY recommend Banzi Sushi in Denver.
("Highly" is definitely a play on words. We were in Denver, after all.)