Had to go to Loveland, Colorado (an hour away from Denver) to do a presentation for work last week. I'd only flown into Denver once in my life, for a layover on the way to NYC, and my first impression was, "it's so flat". I figured it would change once I was out on the road and on our way to Loveland.. but no. It really was still, extremely flat. We decided to go exploring, and were told Fort Collins was the most interesting place to visit near Loveland, so off we went. It reminded me of a mix between Portland and San Francisco. We walked into all sorts of little shops, like Salus, where I bought a starfruit and mango scented lotion bar, wandered into some other random shops, and eventually landed at a cute bookstore attached to an equally cute tea store. We decided to relax and enjoy and purchase some tea (they had the best matcha latte I've ever had). Afterwards, we had dinner at Ingredient, and caught up on the Olympic events. We went back to our hotel, and the next day was all business.
After work was over, we all had dinner at Bent Fork in Loveland, where I had this delicious Green Chile mac and cheese. Friday we all flew back, but we still had some time to kill before our flight, so we decided to grab some lunch in Denver. Thanks to Yelp, we found this restaurant, Linger. The interior was really unique, and the food was delicious. Afterwards, we stopped by for some ice cream next door at Little Man Ice Cream. I was intrigued by "Salted Oreo" ice cream, and after a quick taste, I was hooked. After two flight delays (United Airlines = the suck), I finally made it home. Was so happy to be home and see the bf and eat filipino food. Home sweet home.