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Denver was an inviting, friendly city with much to see and do. We came to this conclusion last night while taking our first Uber car to our hotel. The driver was talkative and helpful. He gave us several suggestions for breakfast which we noted.
There are few Uber drivers in the rural community where we live, so this was a new experience for us. It was quite thrilling that it worked so smoothly and took all the challenges out of getting around an unfamiliar city.
The next morning we ‘Ubered’ to the breakfast diner called Sam’s, which had been recommended by our friendly driver the night before. We were hungry and looking forward to a great breakfast. To our surprise there was a line out the door and down the sidewalk. The idea of waiting 30 min. didn’t appeal to us so we started walking to see what else we could find. Right next door there was a restaurant called Bauer’s with a menu outside. It looked good, so we ventured in.
The hostess welcomed and seated us with a smile and a wonderful conversation began. She was an art student and seemed so interested in hearing about our train travel to her city. We left very satisfied with our breakfast, the art experience, the conversation with friendly people. It was a such great experience that we decided to return for another meal before we left.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science was our destination to start the day. Again, a pleasant ride from an Uber driver. The museum was huge! We saw the gems and minerals, space odyssey, Indian cultures, Wildlife, and Prehistoric exhibits. The grounds and views of the surrounding mountain ranges were beautiful.
After walking most of the day we decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant and go downtown for dessert. When we got there, we were pleasantly surprised that the Denver Day of Rock was happening. This is where the downtown streets are closed and rock bands are playing around every corner.
After enjoying the music for a while we went in search of dessert. Walking by Bauer’s again our same hostess was outside talking to folks as they walked by. She said, “Hi, guys how’s your trip? Where are you headed?” We told her we were looking for dessert. She graciously showed us their dessert menu, which looked great, so we found ourselves there once again. Our experience was great for the second time and dessert superb, but what happened as we were leaving truly topped it off.
Our hostess handed us a card with a big hug – she had been busy creating it while we enjoyed our desserts. We couldn’t have been more deeply touched. Who does this?
We Ubered back to the hotel a little speechless and filled with joy as we reflected on our experiences from beginning to end.
On our list for tomorrow the Botanical Garden and a San Fransisco Giants baseball game….