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QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 1:51 PM

Hope you didn't go to the Cavs game

Con_Alma Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 1:57 PM
posted by Commander of Awesome

Just booked flights to Stockholm and home from Copenhagen in Late June/Early July. Pretty pumped to see what Northern Europe is all about.

It's all about lutefisk.

Automatik Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 2:06 PM
posted by Con_Alma

It's all about lutefisk.

Disgusting.

Here's the "fisk" to try in CPH.

bigdaddy2003 Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 3:01 PM

It's not as flashy as some of the trips you guys are going on, but I'm going to Colorado in June. 

Automatik Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 3:07 PM

Colorado is amazing in the summer. I can't wait to go back. The amount of outdoor activities you can do during the warm months is overwhelming. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 3:12 PM

Yeah, Colorado is pretty sweet. I want to go back soon but skip Denver.

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Wed, Mar 28, 2018 3:40 PM
posted by justincredible

Yeah, Colorado is pretty sweet. I want to go back soon but skip Denver.

Agreed, Boulder is legit but I really wish I spent more (actually any) in Rocky Mountain National Park.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 4:11 PM

If I could live anywhere else in the US, it'd probably be Estes Park.

 

Love Colorado.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 4:15 PM
posted by O-Trap

If I could live anywhere else in the US, it'd probably be Estes Park.

Did a google image search. Not bad.

bigdaddy2003 Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 4:33 PM

I went to Denver last year, it was ok, but the people I went with last year want to go back to Denver, and I said sure, I'll go for a day, but then I'm out. Too many things to see and do in the rest of the state to waste a whole trip in a place we went to last year. 

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 4:40 PM

My husband and I enjoyed Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. A friend of ours was married at the YMCA of the Rockies and it was pretty spectacular. 

 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 4:42 PM
posted by bigdaddy2003

I went to Denver last year, it was ok, but the people I went with last year want to go back to Denver, and I said sure, I'll go for a day, but then I'm out. Too many things to see and do in the rest of the state to waste a whole trip in a place we went to last year. 

Yeah, you can see everything worth seeing in Denver in a day. Ballpark, a couple breweries, a dispensary. Done.

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 7:25 PM

rocky mtn national park is worth visiting, even if you just drive through it. it takes a few hours, but you get some spectacular views and see some ski/mining towns along the way. 

estes park is a huge tourist trap. Too many people and traffic is a shitshow. 

blackhawk is cool if you like casinos.

St Mary's glacier is also awesome. 

Pikes peak is also neat. 

Like denver, boulder is worth visiting but its appeal wears off after a day or two. pearl street mall is noteworthy

Great sand dunes ntl park is super cool but it's a healthy drive from everything else (4 hours from Denver), which makes it cumbersome to visit

bigdaddy2003 Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 29, 2018 12:30 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick

rocky mtn national park is worth visiting, even if you just drive through it. it takes a few hours, but you get some spectacular views and see some ski/mining towns along the way. 

estes park is a huge tourist trap. Too many people and traffic is a shitshow. 

blackhawk is cool if you like casinos.

St Mary's glacier is also awesome. 

Pikes peak is also neat. 

Like denver, boulder is worth visiting but its appeal wears off after a day or two. pearl street mall is noteworthy

Great sand dunes ntl park is super cool but it's a healthy drive from everything else (4 hours from Denver), which makes it cumbersome to visit

I added St. Mary's Glacier to my list. I haven't seen it on any lists of things to see. 

bigdaddy2003 Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 29, 2018 12:34 PM
posted by justincredible

Yeah, you can see everything worth seeing in Denver in a day. Ballpark, a couple breweries, a dispensary. Done.

Exactly. The only thing we didn't do last year was hit the Coors' brewery. Not nearly enough reason to center the trip around Denver again. One of the women going on the trip made a list of things to do and half the list is things we did last year. I told my old lady we would probably go on our own. The only reason we are going as a group now Is because her mom is insisting that we go with them. I'm trying to be nice, but I'm not doing the same thing I did last year. It's dumb. 

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 2:03 PM

I love Denver and strongly disagree with being able to do it in a day.

That said, I wouldn’t double up on a vacation there. WAY to many cool thanks to see in this country, let alone the world.

bigdaddy2003 Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 29, 2018 5:44 PM
posted by Laley23

I love Denver and strongly disagree with being able to do it in a day.

That said, I wouldn’t double up on a vacation there. WAY to many cool thanks to see in this country, let alone the world.

What did you do in Denver?? 

Automatik Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 29, 2018 11:21 PM

Denver is a decent city. I could see myself living there, but only due to it's proximity of other things. I dream of a day when I have an Epic pass.

I went to the Great Sand Dunes last year. AWESOME sight. I had no idea it existed until then. My sister got her engagement pics there and Gardens of the Gods. They're unreal.

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 30, 2018 6:47 AM
posted by bigdaddy2003

What did you do in Denver?? 

I’ve been there multiple times. Tons of breweries. Skiing, hiking, water activities. I guess I’m with auto, in that it’s more the other stuff outside the city. But I’ve caught Rockies, Avs and Nuggets games. Pretty good food scene, though I can’t quite recall the places by name.

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
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Fri, Mar 30, 2018 10:56 AM

1 week in Washington DC in May...

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