Denver – Part II: Byers-Evans House
Wow! Happy New Year to all! I haven’t blogged in so long, I forgot where I left off. The pics you see on Tues and Thurs are scheduled. 🙂
This is the same day as the Colorado State Capitol Tour. My mom and I decided to walk everywhere, so we left my car parked in the paid parking lot. We walked about a block to a restaurant that we had wanted to try on our last trip to town, but my brother won out on that trip. And remember, I brought my long lens, so all images are taken with my cell phone.
YUM is all I can say! We like to try different things, and boy did we ever!
After lunch, we had one more tour to do for the day. We walked about a mile. I had NEVER really walked around a city before, besides Chicago once. Glad I had someone with me! I know it’s stereotypical, but I would have been very nervous walking around by myself. Cut me some slack though – remember, I’m a scardy cat.
We arrived at the Byers-Evans House a few minutes before the last tour was starting. They have a nice little gift shop that you can browse (or buy items). What’s pretty neat is that the Evans part of the house is where we live – named after the owners father. If you saw my previous post about the capitol, you may remember seeing a stained glass image of him.
Another AMAZING coincidence is that someone in the tour group was from the town where I grew up – in Illinois! She went to my high school, but was several years younger.
The house was built in 1883 by the Byers. One of Evans daughters lived in the house until her death in 1981.
This was a fantastic tour! Well worth the $ which was maybe $6.00 as of this post.
Mom is still in town (which was in October), so there will be a few more excursions before this series is over.