On our trip we met two very interesting people. One was our taxi driver who took us from the airport to our hotel. He was from Afghanistan and had moved to America when he was 18 years old in 1974. Having read The Kite Runner, I was fascinated to meet someone who had a very similar background and time frame to the protagonist in the book.
The other man I was mesmerized by was Claude, a fifty something black man who was shining shoes on the corner of 16th and Welton. We stopped because my beautiful boots Daniel had given me for Christmas had a few scuffs on them. I received a lecture about the importance of cleaning my shoes. First, shoes are filthy and carry disease, and second, my shoes are made of skin. It would be irresponsible for me to neglect this skin, let it dry out and crack, when it always took such good care of the animal is was on.
Our favorite discoveries for food were Vesta Dipping Grill on 1822 Blake Street - Very cool and very delicious.
And Snooze, an A.M. Eatery on 2262 Larimer Street
Besides relaxing and exploring, the best part about a vacation is discovering the best food your destination has to offer. Daniel often uses yelp.com to find recommendations.