I made a quick trip to Colorado earlier this month to participate in the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference. (Yes, an entire fabulous conference just for travel bloggers or, as they so eloquently put it, new media travel writers.) The conference was held in Keystone, so we spent a few days in Denver too.
It was a great trip, but, as usual, it will take me awhile to get my journal completely posted. Those posts will be linked here as I complete them.
Day 1: June 13, 2012
Denver International Airport
Historic Capitol Hill
A Summer Night in Denver
We are staying just a few blocks from the Colorado State Capitol, so we begin there. That leaves us near the free bus that runs up and down the 16th Street Mall and provides a perfect base for a quick evening exploration of downtown.
The Denver Cruisers Are Out
Day 2: June 14
Denver’s Kirkland Museum
Denver Art Museum
Yves Saint Laurent in Denver
Contrasting Architectural Eras
Denver Botanic Gardens
Day 3: June 15
A Lift to the Sunset
Days 4 and 5: June 16 and 17
TBEX Comes to Keystone
Ambling Along the Mountainside
Day 1: June 13 in Denver
Today’s highlights include beaded car art at the Denver International Airport, Denver’s Historic Capitol Hill District, the Colorado State Capitol at dusk, and downtown Denver during the blue hour.
Day 2: June 14 in Denver
Day 2 included the Kirkland Museum, the Denver Public Library (which we didn’t actually go inside), the Denver Art Museum, and the Denver Botanic Garden.
Day 3 in Denver and Keystone (June 15)
Now we say goodbye to the Capitol Hill Mansion B&B in Denver, settle in at the Ski Tip Lodge in Keystone, and an evening at a party on a mountaintop.
Day 4 in Keystone (June 16)
Day 5 in Keystone (June 17)
On the Incline trail behind (and above) the Keystone Conference Center:
Dinner at the Ski Tip Lodge:
Travel Planning and Details
Ski Tip Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Keystone
Capitol Hill Bed and Breakfast in Denver
Along the Road to DIA – Mystery Solved (June 20, 2012)
The Singer Takes a Break (Denver) (June 21, 2012)
Scaffolding on the Colorado State Capitol (June 28, 2012)
Maybe I needed to Bead the Bug (July 19. 2012)
An Old-Fashioned Image of the Denver Botanical Gardens (August 16, 2012)
The Denver B-Cycle as Public Art (September 6, 2012)