Day 10: Denver, CO and (driving to) Santa Fe, NM

“Ah, Denver…the sunshine state!”

Thankfully, the Sheraton in Denver was great and our room was huge. We were upgraded to a corner room, which was bigger than the last apartment we lived in.  The girls literally got to run around the place.  We also had nice views from our room.

View from hotel (Denver, CO)

We took some time to re-organize our suitcases, then headed out for lunch.  From our hotel, we walked about 10 minutes to Steuben’s Food Service.  Steuben’s was a recommendation from a friend of a friend.  It was also featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives.

There was a bit of a wait for our table (it was Sunday), so we decided to indulge in an adult beverage.  I had their specialty drink, a Bloody Mary with bacon-infused vodka and M had a regular Bloody Mary.  Both were delicious.

Steuben's: Bloody Marys

We were happy with the customer service and impressed with the food.  I had the lobster roll and fries – which was delicious and, might I proclaim, better than Luke’s Lobster roll in NYC.  Their Kids Meal came served in an old-school lunch tray with cut-up fruit (strawberries & grapes), fried corn and edamame (one of Kid C’s favorite veggies)! M had the cast-iron french toast which he described as “delicious, but be prepared to have your insulin shot ready.”

Steuben's: Lobster roll & fries

Steuben's: French Toast (with caramel overflowing from the cast-iron skillet)

Steuben's: Mac & Cheese Kids Meal

Kid A with mac-n-cheese-face

The restaurant itself was a great example of adaptive reuse – it used to be an auto repair shop and the owners converted it to a restaurant.  The space had a mod industrial-vintage vibe.

Steuben's Food Service

Steuben's: A kind stranger offered to take a family photo of us

Our impressions of Denver was that its downtown was clean and easy to get around.  Here was a random parking garage with a funky façade:

Driving through Colorado, we had spectacular views of mountains, clouds, and an amazing sunset.  These photos don’t do it justice.

We made stops at Pueblo, CO (Starbucks) and Raton, NM (Denny’s) before we arrived in Santa Fe later that evening.  The bright sign near the CO/NM state line was a welcomed sight.

Welcome to New Mexico

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3 thoughts on “Day 10: Denver, CO and (driving to) Santa Fe, NM

  1. viet

    It looks like you guys are making better time then planned. Are the girls more agreeable to longer stints in the car?

    Viet

    Reply

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