Okay Dillon, stepping in as your relief here. A little late, but hey, anyone that knows me pretty much expects that, right?
Anyway, this will be our final round of retroactive blogs. To keep with the title trend, we’ll call this one “Playing Catch Up Again (Pt. 3).” The last week of this trip was pretty darn hectic, hence why blogging wasn’t on the forefront of our minds. Our pockets were light, our eyelids were heavy, and we were ready to be back. Not until we made a few more awesome stops, though…
Casper -> Denver -> Colorado Springs
Turns out Wyoming is about what you’d expect for a state in middle America. It’s beautiful, but the drive is mainly through the middle of nowhere. Not that I minded, of course. We headed out from Casper and pretty much just chugged along through Cheyenne until we got to Denver. Cheyenne actually had an awesome Visitor’s Center with free coffee, wifi, and exhibits on the history of the area. Jeff, you would’ve liked it as much as I did, architecturally cool building and site… Anyway, we got into Denver as a Rockies Game was finishing up, did a quick driving tour through Denver in search of parking, and finally settled into a parking lot (If you’ve been following our Instagram and stories, you know this turned out to be a mistake and we got a pretty decent parking ticket, but alas c’est la vie). So we parked, and then headed to Great Divide Brewing Co enjoyed some beers on their patio and headed out to bar and food hop the rest of the night. The next morning we drove to nearby Inspiration Point to recoup from the night before and hangout until we could meet up with a friend in Colorado Springs. That Denver sun was hot, so we soon got on the road after wishing our Father’s Happy Father’s Day. After sitting in a ton of traffic, we finally made it to a shower (for the first time in 11 days). In Colorado Springs, we had to see The Garden of the Gods. We’d seen our fair share of cool rocks on this trip, but this was still a worthwhile stop. We then took the bus on a little off road adventure to a waterfall. Turns out the GMB doesn’t do too bad on unmaintained dirt roads! After that, it was another brewery stop, this time Bristol Brewing Co in retrofitted Ivywild School. Definitely an interesting place to eat and try a local beer and would recommend it. From there it was to the main strip of Colorado Springs for some good Irish dinner. We all slept in the bus that night, despite having a couch/floor inside available – we’ve all more than accepted that the bus is our home now. We even say “okay let’s head home” not “let’s head to the bus” ...
PS. there you go Uncle Larry, I did one