We had a very quick trip to Denver this past week to help our daughter move. We spent a day driving there, a day to play and a day driving home. The hubby and I listened to a book tape the entire eight and a half hours it took us to get there and surprisingly enough the drive went by pretty fast. That is a good thing when driving across Kansas because there is not much to see except for the occasional wind farm.
On our play day, Molly showed us all her and Taylor’s favorite hang outs. We started with a delightful outdoor brunch at the Eggshell Restaurant which included the cutest coffee bar. Makes me wish I liked coffee….
I had an awesome frittata (surprise, surprise) with sheepherder potatoes and sourdough toast! It was so good.
We then made an expensive trip to Costco to fill Molly’s freezer and pantry. At least I know she will be eating well for the next month or so. While Molly and I repackaged freezer items and attempted to get everything to fit in her small freezer, her Dad used his best McGyver skills to re-glue one of her wooden kitchen chairs that had seen better days. I sure wish I would have gotten a picture of how he improvised without clamps, let’s just say it consisted of a bicycle intertube and a tie down strap. He was pretty proud of himself! We told her not to sit on it for a few days so we will see if this did the job or not.
After all of this shopping and exhausting labor we worked up an appetite so off we went to a local favorite, VooDoo Donuts. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, we were lucky to be visiting in the middle of the afternoon and only had to wait in line with about 15 people ahead of us. Molly said she has seen the line out the door and down an entire city block.
VooDoo Doughnuts is fairly new to Denver, having originated in Portland, Oregon. I am almost at a loss of words on how to describe their handmade, very tasty, highly unique donuts. Only pictures will tell this story…..
The picture above features their signature VooDoo doll doughnut complete with a pretzel knife. Our selections below included a few “safe” traditional doughnuts plus a Bacon Maple Bar(maple frosting with real bacon strips), Diablos Rex Bar (chocolate cake with chocolate icing, red sprinkles and a pentagram), Old Dirty Bastard (yeast doughnut with chocolate frosting, oreos and peanut butter), Butterfinger doughnut (chocolate cake doughnut with vanilla frosting and butterfinger crumbles) and a Neopolitan (chocolate cake with vanilla frosting and strawberry dust.)
We loaded up our pink voodoo doughnut box and traveled a few blocks to the Great Divide Tap Room, a highly regarded microbrewery.
We found an outdoor table and had ourselves a little afternoon snack. Don’t judge!!!
As we left the downtown area I just had to snap a picture of one of the many storefronts supporting Colorado’s new commerce venture.
We topped off the day with a movie, “Million Dollar Arm” (which is very good by the way) and dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Although the day was very fun, saying good-bye to Molly that evening was very sad. It is hard to leave your baby 600 miles away from home, even if she is almost all grown up!