Hello from Colorado, Part 1

I’m currently sipping on a Maple Leaf green tea from Wystone’s tea shop (and using their free wifi) in Lakewood, Colorado in the USA.

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I’ve been on my US adventure for nearly a week now and I’ve already seen and done so much.

We started off our American adventure in Denver, Colorado. Our first morning was spent at an awesome brunch spot – Lucile’s Creole Cafe.

“Oh it’s amazing, it’s the first place we have to go” I was told for weeks and weeks before the trip by my personal tour guide James who understands my deep appreciation for brunch-style food.

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The infamous American-style "biscuit" (Aussies refer to them as scones!) with Lucile's homemade strawberry and rhubarb jam, and some amazing cinnamon topping

The infamous American-style “biscuit” (Aussies refer to them as scones!) with Lucile’s homemade strawberry and rhubarb jam, and some amazing cinnamon topping

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Breakfast main: Lucy’s Oatmeal with fresh fruit, raisins and brown sugar


After a well-fed brunch we decided to attack the Colorado Road Trip To Do List.

Roadtrippin'

Roadtrippin’

One of our first adventures was the extremely high up Mount Evans.

So just to paint a picture… Denver, Colorado sits at around 5,000 feet above sea level. Mount Evans is 14,265 feet above sea level. And good old Melbourne, Australia sits at just 102 feet. As you can imagine, just sitting outside on a chair and breathing in Denver was altitude training for me!

Once up on top of Mount Evans, although the air was so thin and I was exhausted walking 50 metres, it was an absolutely incredible experience. Instead of trying to find the words to explain, just take a look at the photos below…

 

On the way up to Mt Evans: at tree-line, elevation 12,000 feet - where the trees stop growing!

On the way up to Mt Evans: at tree-line, elevation 12,000 feet – where the trees stop growing!

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I saw pikas, marmots, chipmunks, beautiful views and a particular animal I have wanted to see for a while now… A MOUNTAIN GOAT!

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After all the walking around at such a high elevation… We ate a much earned meal!

Chicken pot pie, sweet potato lattice fries and much more yummy goodness

Chicken pot pie, sweet potato lattice fries and much more yummy goodness


Next on the TO DO LIST was to drive out west. On our way I stopped over at a Walmart (ummm wow!) and got a Chobani to go!

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While I sit here writing up my blog post, I realise I have forgotten to pack the Australia-USA power adapter to charge my laptop.

So check back one day soon for Part 2 to this blog post as there have been many more adventures to document!

Until next time, here is a picture of quite possibly the naughtiest, but yummiest, American road trip snack…

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For some healthier road trip snack ideas, check out a previous post of mine.

– Jenna

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5 thoughts on “Hello from Colorado, Part 1

  1. Hope you get to experience some of the many other amazing places in Colorado! As a Colorado native I am a little biased, it’s still a great place to visit (and live!)

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