Sunday, August 26, 2012

Downtown Denver and Denver Temple



On our last day in Denver, we headed downtown to see the downtown area. We had a nice lunch (and I introduced Ella to BLT's which she now LOVES!). We saw the State Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, the downtown library, the art museum and so on.
The State Capitol and Governor's Mansion were pretty cool because they are directly across from each other...with a huge park in the middle. It was beautiful to stand on the steps of the Capitol and gaze across to the Governor's Mansion.



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The art museum was fairly costly...and we weren't sure the girls would really appreciate it, so we didn't go inside. But the girls enjoyed looking at the statues outside. The favorite was definitely the one that looked like a giant broom and dustpan. :)





We also didn't go inside this place, but I thought it sounded interesting in a strange way:

We did a little bit of souvenir shopping and ate some very, very yummy frozen yogurt. It was so tasty...better than any I've ever tried before. Wish I could remember the name of the place...

Then we headed to the Denver Temple and walked around the grounds. It's a fairly small temple, but still beautiful.







We had dinner at this yummy restaurant.



(While we were at Tiny Town, the girls got temporary tattoos. They were very excited to put them on when we returned to the hotel that evening.) They also loved swimming in the (cold, outdoor) swimming pool at the hotel.