22 May, 2019

Postcard From Denver: Walking Day 1

Thank you for your kind words as I unexpectedly mourned Chuck in my last post!
You all are the Cat's Pajamas, the Bee's Knees, the Monkey's Eyebrows!


And now...Denver, Colorado!

Nestle Purina Pet Care Co. Warehouse, as seen from the freeway

A Denver U.S. Mint building; there are several!
Did you know that the U.S. Mint is NOT run by the U.S. Government?!?

Denver City Hall, in panorama

Fabric Cat Head Costume, at The Denver Art Museum

Caricature of "Whistler's Mother", with Siamese Cat

Yes, that's a cat at the bottom, but it's more like a little piglet!

Another cat image from the Denver Art Museum
The exhibition "Serious Play" was a collection of items from 1950-60's, organized around three themes—the American home, child’s play, and corporate approaches to design—encouraging visitors to consider how design connects to their daily lives.

Huge artwork outside; I was being silly while between the monoliths. And no, I did not bring The PO'M along to style my head...😸

We toured The Molly Brown House Museum, which had some fabulous lion statues!

"Pete the Cat" stuffies at The Tattered Cover Bookstore

My new bestie, Barrie, at The Tattered Cover Bookstore
Yes, her dress is all cats, and we discussed the cat book section, and everything 'cat'!
(Ellen, from 15 And Meowing, I told her to stock your books in the kids section!)
Denver, Colorado, and it's environs; what a fabulous place to visit!  We were there and back before the snowstorms hit, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to walk, walk, walk, then drive, drive, drive!

On our first full day, we toured The U.S. Mint, and then The Denver Art Museum.  The two locations were a few blocks apart, so we walked.  We encountered a couple carrying a cat; next door was a vet's office!  Not quick enough on the uptake to snap a photo.

Just another five blocks to The Molly Brown House Museum, and we arrived for the last tour of the day.  What a fabulous place, and Margaret Brown was one heck of a person, and she NEVER yet by Molly!  It was rush hour as we walked back to the car, so we decided to hang out at The Tattered Cover Bookstore, which was huge, fun, and luckily, full of nice chairs to rest our weary bones.  While there, I met Barrie, who is a huge cat lover, and we chatted and chatted, and had the best time!  Remember, Denver made it illegal to declaw cats...YAY!

A welcoming restaurant was next door to the bookstore, and there was vegan food for me, and normal food for everyone else, but wouldn't you know it, everyone wanted the cauliflower starter!  Our evening was spent enjoying our favorite TV show, "The X-Files".  What a great day: coins, cats, artwork, cats, museum, cats, books, cats...then aliens!



GLOGIRLY said...

You guys sure packed in a lot of fun stuff! ...and this is just one day! I think you've already seen more than me and I LIVE here! LOL!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Such cool sights, love all the cat goodies!

Olka said...

Omg!!! All these cats!! <3

Sandee said...

I love all the kitty goodies.

I love Denver too and need to visit again. So much to do.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. Never been to Denver yet, but looks like a city to go to. Have a great time and can't wait to see more photos.
World of Animals

The Island Cats said...

Love all the cat art!

Katie Isabella said...

I love every single one of those pictures! I didn't know that about the Mint! And I never dreamed there would be so many things I would love there in Denver!!! And CATS! How fortunate!!!

pilch92 said...

Thank you for telling Barrie to stock my book :) That was sweet of you. I like her dress. And I love the art. XO

Ivan from WMD said...

What a cattastic day! Did the Mint give out samples?

John Bellen said...

Man, they had some nice houses back then. I rather hate to see them turned into museums, though. They should be for living in.

I wish our town had some decent bookshops...

Catscue Cat Mom said...

What fun you are having! Love that bookshop, and yes, she should stock Ellen's books for sure. Enjoy the mile high city.

Rene said...

Neat--look at all the cat stuff you've found. Love the apron.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

What fun!

Tamago said...

What a fun day you had with many great places you visited! The cat head costume is very cute :-)
It's wonderful declawing is made illegal in Denver.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

V: your vacation was great !! thanx for sharing about it; { I never knew the mint
was not run by the government } the museum pieces are awesome and it's always fun to meet someone in a different city with a similar interest !! ☺☺♥♥ hi to the crew ~~

Three Chatty Cats said...

Love that dress! What a great tour of Denver! I've never been, but it looks like I need to go.

The Creative Cat said...

Wow, touring museums, now that's a great vacation and worth walking for!