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I am therapist by day and a content creator by night. A wife, lover of Jesus, all things aesthetically pleasing and cooking.

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Traveling to Colorado During A Pandemic

Visiting a state with scenic views and mountains had always been on my bucket list. Now, what was not on my bucket list was traveling to this said state during a pandemic. My husband and I were reached out to months ago to speak at a church in Colorado about race relations in the church and body of Christ. We were honored and thrilled, but also knew the world was sorta on fire, so pushed back the timeline of our trip. Fast forward to a few months later, we took our trip out there and what began as a ministry trip evolved into a much needed vacation for us individually and for our marriage. In this post, I wanted to share and highlight some key places and things that made our trip what it was.

Where We Stayed:

My husband and I stayed at The Source Hotel. I was a fan of the aesthetics and industrial modern feel that it had. All rooms had an operable glass garage door, which was pretty cool!

I really also loved that it is located in downtown Colorado which made accessing and walking to nearby spots easy. I was not the biggest fan of the temperature at the hotel and in the rooms. For some reason, our a.c was determined to take us on this rollercoaster of seasons and room service was kind of a hit or miss. Nonetheless, they had a beautiful rooftop restaurant as well as a pool and gym. Oh yes! They also had this pretty amazing selection of restaurants housed within and nearby with an outside eatery set up! I really enjoyed this part the most.

What We Ate:

1. HopDoddy Burger Bar

I would 10/10 recommend the parmesan truffle fries! One order of the fries is enough to be shared, so no need to order two. I ordered the Llano Poblano and added additional avocado because, yumm.

2. Sam's No 3

We stopped by this diner for breakfast and it was pretty good. The portions were large and the wait was not long at all.

3. Lollicup Coffee and Tea