Denver – Part I: Colorado State Capitol
This is a Part I, and believe it or not, Mom is still “here” (Well, after my hike at Monarch Lake, we returned home and she was still in town – that was October.). We had several more outings before she returned home towards the end of October.
A couple days later I was trying to figure out where to take mom. I decided on Denver. I’d never been to the Colorado State Capitol, so we planned our day around that.
If you ever go, street parking is only an hour. If you plan on going on the tour like we did, you will be SOL. The man at the information desk recommended that I park across the street in a day parking lot. He let me go out a back door and I ran to move my vehicle. No pressure – the tour was starting in 10 minutes! I grabbed my camera bag and approached the first pay box that I came to. It was out-of-order. Thankfully the second one worked! Shortness of breath and all, I ran back to the building and had to go through security again. I got back exactly when the tour was starting!
I went to grab my camera out of my bag. Guess what? I had my long lens with me! I never got a chance to put my cameras into their “normal” bags after our 3-day trip. Camera photos it was! The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has excellent resolution!
The free tour was two hours long. It was well worth it.
General Assembly Room?
The House and the Senate were both getting restored, so we were unable to go inside.
Taken from an interior stairwell.
We’re heading to the dome!
Grass/greenery on the roof?
I live in the town of Evans. Our town was named after this man. After lunch, we ended up going to tour his sons house.
After the tour, we decided to walk around downtown to find a place to eat and to decide on another place to tour. Stay tuned for Part II