first we spent time with Duke and Cathie who we know because Duke and I were co-road warriors for ten years... I can order dinner and breakfast for him and he can for me as well- and luckily for us our spouses get along great as well so we are always very very happy when we get to relax and spend time together. we arrived Sunday mid afternoon and they cooked on Sunday night- as fabulous salmon (brined and slow cooked on a low heat grill) along with a superb watermelon salad and a dessert we had enjoyed at their place before made of crushed heath bars and strawberries (what's not to like)
the next day we took a drive to red rocks just to get out and about and then had a wonderful dinner at YaYa's in the Tech Center... the first iPad based wine list we have encountered brought incredible choices (especially in the grower champagnes) and reasonable mark ups----
the following day we had lunch at a famous old place in Colorado Springs the Golden Bee- excellent pub grub and infamous "beer cheese" made it a very worthy drive.
so here are a few photos:
LOL- so I thought I was taking a picture of Duke and Cathie and Phil and ended up with a video (couldn't see the phone screen in the sun's glare)
at the Broadmoor (where the Golden Bee was located)
and then on to our next stop - dinner with Jennifer (Danger Zone travel buddy) and her significant other Dave along with our friend and next host Tom better known to me as TB (and another of my travel buddies - see Canada trip blog entries from last August)