Denver, Day 1 Downtown
The Estimate Cost for this Trip, 3D3N
- A round trip ticket from Dallas to Denver is $77
- Three nights private room and bathroom is $118
- I have $5 off for first 20 rides with Lyft, 3 day probably around $100
- Food and coffee for three day should be around $100
Total is around $400*
I has always wanted to travel by myself. Therefore, I decided to come on this trip right after my semester was done.
*I estimated this trip should cost no more than $400. I didn't want this trip to be very cheap or expensive. I just want this trip to be very convenience and comfortable.
My flight landed at night on the first day. I decided to take a rest and planned for tomorrow. I was a bit tired from waking up early for a photo shoot and editing all pictures before I leave for this trip.
I requested my very first Lyft at the airport. Lyft gave me $100 off for the first 20 rides. Why not? I was planing to spend them all.
30 minutes later I arrived at my another first AirBnB. Mary came to open the door for me and give a 30 second tour of my room. The house was very new. The room was clean and beautiful. Couldn't ask for anything better.
I started planning and bought tours to Rocky Mountain and another hiking trip, which all those tours got canceled later on because it didn't meet the minimum tourist for the trip. What a bump :/
For my record, I walked 28,693 steps, 11.8 mile on the first day!
I woke up early to be ready for a tour to hiking. I arrived at Lula Rose General Store to get my very coffee in Denver and made a call to my tour confirm a pick up location.
"No sir. We do not have any tour go out today"
I moved to plan B, exploring Denver. City Park was only 15 minutes walking from the coffee shop. Walking wasn't the problem but it was 25F out there. IT WAS FREEZING.
Colorado State Capital
I planned to take Lyft to Colorado State Capital but I found a better way. BICYCLE!
Denver B Cycle has pretty cool system. I signed up for a flex membership, which means I can take a bike from one station and return at any station. It has more than 30 stations around Denver downtown. It costs $3 for an hour or renting. Therefore, I biked to downtown.
I have pictures comparing these two important building between daytime and nighttime. I just feel like every capital building looks the same. It's just like one we have in Austin. lol
Denver Art Museum
I also got a ticket to Starwars and the Power of Costume. Those customers were amazing. Every design had history of it. I was just amazed to know them all.
16th Street and Pearl Street
I checked for places to go at night and 16th st. and Pearl st. were on the top of the list. Christmas lights were decorated all those areas. It was beautiful. I wish I knew a couple that I could get them an engagement session.
I went to 16th st. earlier in the morning and came back at night around 9PM. Most of the shop on 16th st. were closed. Sad. Denver city was very quite after 9PM.
EIGHT OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD
The Eight of Pentacles shows a young man labouring over eight coins, carefully etching out a pentacle shape into each coin. He has already successfully completed six coins, and has two more to go. It is clear that he is in the middle of a project that absorbs all his attention. He has isolated himself from others (the town in the background) in order to concentrate on the task at hand. This card reflects a time when you are focusing all of your energy on something and making sure it is as perfect as it can be. You are very engaged in what you are doing and determined to do a good job.
After I scouted the downtown of Denver, I had a couple hours left until the Sun comes down. Climbing! Yes, I requested Lyft for a ride to Movement Climbing + Fitness Denver. I also found out that today was the gym's 2nd birthday! Therefore, I got some free foods and drink.
THE GYM WAS HUGE!! The walls were freaking TALL! I was super excited. However, I found that this gym does not provide auto-belay. Therefore, it would be fun if have a partner to climb with. You also need to get a queue for a rope for lead-climbing!
Head back to Downtown for more pictures!
Lyft drop me at the same spot I took Denver skyline in the morning. I was not very happy with result of skyline at night. I should bring 85mm with me. After I got a couple shots of Skyline, I headed back to downtown. I got to 16th st. around 9:15PM and most of the shops were closed!
I was disappointed a little bit because 9PM should be a fun time to go out. I decided to head back home to finish the day.