Monday, March 22, 2010

Let the Spring Break Begin!

What a day!  We spent the day in Denver today as a start to Spring Break.  Good thing we went today since we're expecting snow tomorrow night.  It was a gorgeous day, and the drive was fun.  First we hit See's Candy Shop which we've missed since leaving California.  After loading up on some chocolates we headed over to the Downtown Aquarium where we enjoyed an underwater adventure.  Here are some photos:

Stan and the boys, about to be eaten, scream for help.
Stan is in front of the coral reef display....gorgeous!

AJ is in front of the jelly fish etheral, but beautiful display.  And 
 a cute little fish.  And that's saying a lot, as there were LOTS of cute little fish there!

After the aquarium, we headed over to Cherry Creek North to check out a restaurant that Kevin saw on the television show "Man Vs. Food."  And are we glad we did!  It was, bar none, the best restaurant burgers we ever had.  Duffy's has been around since 1945 and was voted the best burger in Denver.  Pure angus burgers, you can add whatever you want from 21 toppings and make your burger just the way you like it.

It's a local joint who's original owner wanted a place where everyone, no matter what your "shape, size, color, age or economic class" will feel welcome and comfortable.  And believe me, the staff does everything to make that happen.  The boys were "carded" and stamped that they were not to be served any alcohol, which is what the red mark on Kevin's hand is for.

Kevin ordered the exact same burger that Adam Richman had on the TV show.  It had, and I'm not kidding, bacon, a fried egg, smoked cheddar cheese, grilled bermuda onions, salsa and guacomole on it.  It was a dream come true for him.  And as an added bonus, he picked up a new hat to complete the experience.

All in all, it was a great start to spring break.  Can't wait to see what we do next!


Tiffany said...

Such a fun family!! Aren't days like this glorious?!

Mel said...

Sounds like a fantastic way to get things started. I started my break by sleeping in--loved it! The weather was perfect today. Better come up with some indoor activities for Wed. huh?! I best find this burger joint and try it out!

Rach said...

That sounds sooo fun. You guys always do the funnest things together. We are heading up to Denver on Friday, we'll have to try that burger joint!