Today was all about adventure. Ryan started his conference, so I set out on my own in an unknown land, to see what I could see.
I started out my day with a chocolate croissant and an espresso at a fancy little bistro called Crave-- that was an adventure in itself. I am not a coffee drinker, but I always hear people ordering espresso, so I gave it a whirl.... I was not impressed, but I was hyper!
Fueled on coffee, I headed west, towards the mountains, to a place called Red Rock Amphitheater. I hiked around the trails for about two hours and took a lot of pictures.
After that, I went to pay homage to a man who was the embodiment the adventure-- Buffalo Bill. His grave in on the top of a cliff in Golden, Colorado. It had spectacular panoramic views of the mountains, and it said that you can look upon three different states from the top. I visited the grave site, the museum, the gift shop and the restuarant (where I had a delicious buffalo burger).
That evening, I joined Ryan and Cathy (the other pastor from our church attending the conference) and her daughter for dinner. After that, Ryan and I attended a two hour worship service put on by the conference in this magnificent old Methodist church.
After the service we wandered around the downtown district for a while, taking in all the sites, and then headed back to the hotel. We were both exhausted.