Our first morning in Denver a bunch of our Hong Kong friends met downtown. Emily who lives in Denver and taught with us at ICS had arranged for bicycles to do a driving tour of the city. Dave tried getting on one of the bikes, but it wasn’t to be.
First we went into the Denver Art Gallery shop to buy a card for the wedding reception we would be attending later in the day. Dave also bought new sunglasses.
We walked by the impressive Denver Public Library on our way to……………
the Colorado History Museum. It was an excellent museum. We learned about the Japanese internment camps in Colorado during World War II. We saw a small Colorado town the way it would have looked at the turn of the century. We saw a photo exhibit called The American Soldier.
We went to the Wynkoop for lunch. The Wynkoop was founded by Colorado’s governor John Hickenlooper and is said to be the business which initiated the renewal of Denver’s downtown area. Jack a former ICS teacher from Chicago and his two daughters joined us for lunch. Here I am with the two Emilys. They were both my teaching colleagues at ICS in Hong Kong.Dave entertains the group at the Wynkoop with a story. Before we left we took a tour of the Wynkoop building which was built in 1899 and was initially used as a mercantile where ranchers, miners and city dwellers bought supplies.
Then we all went to our respective hotels to get ready for the wedding reception in the evening.
I’m going to include a photo our friend Mike just sent of our adventures at the Barry Manilow concert. We are braving the cold and wind at 10:30 pm. waiting for Barry to perform. You can read about our experience here.
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