Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vacation - Day One, Cont.

After unpacking at the hotel and letting the dogs out, we headed for our first adventure on our vacation. My cousin, Sarah, had provided me with a list of great places to check out in Denver with a three year old tourist. We decided to start with the Denver Museum of Natural History.

It was hard to get Ethan to slow down and look at the displays after being cooped up in a car for six hours but we all really enjoyed looking at the dinosaur bones and the different animal exhibits. I also found the Egyptian exhibit extremely interesting.

The museum features a hands-on children's room that was the biggest hit for our little adventurer. We were able to dig up dinosaur bones, build forts and play with lots of different puzzles and other activities for little hands.

Following the museum, we had dinner at the Olive Garden. It may be a chain restaurant, but we love it and there isn't one located anywhere near us. Ethan and I shared an order of a new seasonal special of Pear & Gorgonzola Cheese Ravioli. It was a very unique flavor combination and pretty good. I don't know if I would order it again but it was worth trying once.

After filling up on the pastas, breadsticks and salad, we headed over to Boondocks to check out their arcade. Ethan and Jim enjoyed playing some games and we didn't get back to the hotel until 10 p.m. - very late for our little one. But what's vacation if you don't stay up late playing?

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