A Different Capitol Hill

Friday & Sunday afternoon could’ve easily turned into one of those “let’s just lounge” kind of days. We were both tired & there’s still household things to be done – but if it’s late Fall and the sun is out and it’s still 60+ degrees outside? I’m taking advantage of the hand Colorado has dealt.

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As always, the camera came along for the adventure. We decided to just walk. No planned destination & no route in mind. First stop – the neighborhood Park. I will spend a Lot of time on this sidewalk between easy miles & speedwork (Long Runs have a different designated trail); it’s less than half a mile from our house and, well, the pictures say it all:

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  After a loop around the park, we headed  out and north. We found bookstores,             coffee shops, bars, salons, autumn leaves, some crazy big houses & tons of apartment buildings.

One pleasant surprise was finding a branch of our favorite Boulder restaurant & brewery  right up the street. We saw the logo, recognized it, walked in & that was it. One beer & one black bean burger later, I was a happy gal.

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The Neighborhood Vine Street Pub:

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Top that off with two ice-cream cones – walking by an ice-cream shop on the way home? Yes, we stopped – and it was the perfect new-neighborhood night!

Technically, we are in Denver’s “Capitol Hill”. Odd coincidence, no? 😉



Filed under days OFF, Exploring Colorado, new things!, pictures, weather love, weekends

15 responses to “A Different Capitol Hill

  1. that’s seriously one of the prettiest areas in denver…i LOVE going down there!

  2. Aww, I bet it feels good to really be settling in. So happy for you!! We used to go to Vine St. almost every week. Their tempeh reuben is amaaazing. 🙂

    • Heather C

      Ooh, haven’t tried that yet! I think I got the Avocado & Hummus (or cheese?) sammie last time. Maybe if you guys are down here soon we can do a dinner date there! 😉

  3. Terrific pics. Thanks for sharing.

    Living in Dallas we don’t get to see the leaves change colors, heck we barely have trees.

  4. Ooh, i love those kind of days and black bean burgers, yes please!

  5. Awww, this is too friggin cute. Somebody call Carrie Bradshaw, we have the best pun ever.

    * I realize you may not get that bc I don’t think you watch TV, lol.

  6. Exploring on foot – love it! That parks looks PERFECT for running. Score on the restaurant/brewery + ice cream. If I ever make it to Denver, I know who I’m calling.

  7. so beautiful! i am amazed at how nice it is there! i’m so jealous!

  8. Gorgeous! Great pics. I love that y’all just set out on a walk with no plans…my kind of day. 🙂

  9. Elizabeth

    I love the photos and the exploring on foot. And I’m happy that you guys are enjoying yourselves so much. So I *suppose* I’ll let it pass that you’ve found a new “Capitol Hill.” Though, I’m guessing that the new one isn’t nearly as much of a challenge to run up.

  10. Mamacita

    Love the pics and yes enjoy the beautiful fall days because winter is just around the corner. . .

    Love, Mamacita

  11. wow gorgeous pics…….. 🙂

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