Fun With Friends – Part 1 – Denver

My friend Patty, and two of her friends Rita and Julia, were visiting from San Francisco. Their first stop was Denver. We got to get some quality visiting time in before they headed up to Steamboat Springs, to stay with Rita’s daughter. I had never met Patty’s friends Rita and Julia before, but we all felt like we have known each other for years, which in part is really true. They are truly beautiful ladies, both inside and out. Patty and I were trying to calculate the years of friendship between us, and we determined it is over 30 years. I have known Patty since my days in San Francisco. She was actually my supervisor, though she insists she was just my co-worker. We worked for Ketchum Public Relations, right in the heart of San Francisco. Patty has known Rita even longer, and the three of them have known each for 30+ years as well.

From left to right, Patty, Rita and Julia.

We picked Patty, Rita and Julia up at their hotel and from there, we went to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Barcelona, in the RiNo (River North) district of Denver. Birthday Celebrations – Part 2 – Barcelona

Barcelona is a Spanish tapas styled restaurant, where everything comes in small plates and small bites. Tapas are meant to be shared with family and friends, so it is always much more fun to go when you have a group of people. The more people you have, the more dishes you can try. πŸ™‚ We sampled quite a few absolutely amazing plates too. We were hungry and had already started tasting when I realized I needed to take pictures. We ordered salads, vegetable plates and meat plates and we shared and loved them all. As always, everything was delicious and the service fantastic.

Immediately after dinner, we all needed to walk around a bit to let our food settle, so we toured around the area to see all the colorful street art. We have done this a few times, but there is always something new to see. I took some pictures of the art that was new to me, but the attached link will show you more of the local art too. The RiNo Art Walk There are some very talented artists who paint these walls. It just goes to show that life is your canvas.

After strolling around and taking in the sights of the RiNo, we drove around the City of Denver and pointed out some of our local points of interest. Time flies when you are having a good time, and before we knew it, it was time to turn in and call it a day. But we all had so much fun together, we added another day of fun filled adventures for the next day as well. Stay tuned. Don’t touch that dial. There are more fun adventures headed your way. πŸ™‚

Life is always best when enjoyed with good food and good friends. We do our best to live life to the fullest.

Stay cool, stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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