Flashing back to last month, when we were able to finally visit some friends of ours who have moved to Denver. The wife was throwing a birthday dinner for her husband, so we took a long weekend and flew out Saturday - Monday. As the trip approached I was looking forward to escaping the crazy heat we'd been having in Los Angeles, but it turned out it wasn't any cooler in Denver, and it may have even been a record high while we were there.
But hot days usually equal great evenings once the sun goes down, and that was the case, which was good, because as you can see, dinner was on the roof. There was a beautifully set up and catered dinner which included cold cucumber soup (almost like a smoothie in a bowl), a fresh salad, and perfectly cooked short ribs (which I remembered to Snap, but didn't save the photos. They didn't do it justice anyway.) After dinner we moved from the roof to the ground level patio, where there was a custom cigar roller (I don't smoke, but the guy was nice), and a Frank Sinatra impersonator to serenade us for a couple hours. It was a small party (about 16 of us) but met some very nice people and had a really nice time.
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The dinner was Saturday night after we arrived, so we had Saturday to explore. We went to Red Rock Amphitheater, which was closed when we got there due to a concert to be held later that day. But we were still able to get a taste of the land and rock formations. We had to get some ice cream later in the day, and play in the water fountains a short distance from our friend's townhome. Denver is a very pretty city, with a lot of history, but it's also very burgeoning. Would love to go back to visit longer (when it's cooler.)