Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First Day

So, I missed a few days of posting due to the whole moving thing. I'll try to post extra later to make up for it!

We made it to Colorado Springs! We are staying one night downtown at the Antlers Hilton. Due to some luck with booking, they upgraded us to the governor's suite. It has two bathrooms - crazy! This hotel is beautiful and affords a great view of the mountains and the city. America the Beautiful was actually written in this hotel, when the poet Katharine Lee Bates was inspired by the Colorado Springs skyline (purple mountains majesty and all that). Bates has a suite named after her.

We have had a really great first night. We had a delicious dinner of appetizers (pretzels with beer cheese and some artichoke dip) at the local brewery, Phantom Canyon, paired with some great Railyard and Cascade Amber Ales. I have truly never had better pub food, and I'm planning to head back for a growler of one of those beers tomorrow. While we were eating, it started snowing, a brief "welcome to Colorado" flurry, and then the night was clear. We finished our evening off with salted caramel hot chocolates from starbucks, and a walk along the main drag downtown. I've already spotted about a million things I need to check out tomorrow, this time with camera in tow.

Until then, have a great night!

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