Our last day in the Denver area was a busy one. We started off by going to the US Mint in downtown Denver for a tour. Unfortunately, even though their website says reservations aren't necessary, they were necessary so we didn't get in. Bummer! As we walked back to our car, we spotted the Denver Fire Department Museum so we paid it a visit. It contained a wide variety of vintage fire equipment and was a most interesting tour. Next, we were joined in Thornton for lunch by Donna Byers who moved to this area about three years ago after working many years with Susan at Grant Thornton in Raleigh.
After lunch, we headed northwest to the Rocky Mountain National Park to visit Estes Park, a quaint little town with lots of interesting shops and, as is fairly common in Colorado, lots of unique statuary and architecture. While we didn't do any window shopping there, we did take the cable tram to the top of the mountain and enjoyed breathtaking views from 8,900 feet of the Estes Park valley and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Wow!
From there, it was back to Thornton for a final evening with Ken, Ceil and her mother, Vi, before heading back to the RV for a night's rest. Tomorrow we hit the road to Wyoming.