Our First Weekend as Denver-Ites!

Morning and happy Monday!

This was our first weekend as Denver residents, and if all weekends are even half as great as this weekend I think we are in store for an amazing time here in Denver.

Friday night, we hit up Park Tavern for happy hour with Brian’s parents and our Denver family.

Park Tavern - Denver Family

Happy hour is something we don’t have in Indianapolis, so we had a great time enjoying 2 for 1 drinks 🙂

Saturday morning, we went to a cute little breakfast/coffee place called Under the Umbrella for coffee and breakfast.

under the umbrella

They made a delicious almond milk latte and the atmosphere was casual and very cute.  The neighborhood this little eatery is located in is very close to Brian and I, but we aren’t sure which neighborhood it is.  There are so many different, fun neighborhoods here in Denver it’s hard to keep track of them all!

tara and brian

After breakfast, we walked around the area and popped into some of the shops.

tara and brian

After we were done browsing and window shopping, it was time to take Brian’s parent’s to the airport.  They spent the entire week with us and really helped us get our apartment in shape in record time.  We can’t thank them enough for spending so much time with us here in Denver!

Saturday night, Brian and I ran the Neon Dash 5k, our first official Denver race! More details on that later 🙂

neon dash

Sunday morning, we got up early for our first-ever Colorado hike!

red rocks hike

This hike was up at the Red Rocks, which is where a ton of concerts are played, yoga is practiced, and fitness classes are held.  There was actually a boot camp style class going on while we were starting our hike!

red rocks hike

Liz (part of our Denver family!) found this hike through Day Hikes Near Denver.

red rocks hike

Unfortunately, a good portion of the trail was closed and we had to take a detour on the road.  Overall though, I would still say it was a good hike!  It was fun, a great way to be in the outdoors, and it was a little adventure 🙂  I can’t wait to do it again!

red rocks hike

After meeting up with some people in Brian’s orthodontics program, it was time for dinner.

Even though I love grilled food, I have never really grilled all that much on my own.  When Brian’s parents were here, I had him show me a thing or two on the grill and now I think I’m addicted!

We grilled sweet potato, asparagus, and zucchini with some cod for dinner last night.

grilled dinner

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It was all absolutely delicious and so easy to make! We are going to be grilling a LOT.

grilled dinner

After dinner, we watched the Food Network and had a couple of friends stop by for dessert and wine.

Even though Brian and I still don’t have a routine and aren’t on a real schedule, I tried to do some meal planning this week.

Dinners this week:

For workouts this week, Brian and I are going to try out CorePower Yoga, do a bit of running, and maybe try some group fitness classes.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Question of the Day:

  • Did you do any planning for the week?  What’s on your meal or fitness plan?


  1. That brunch spot is in Congress Park – such a cute little area! Glad you are both enjoying Denver so much and getting outdoors. You fit right in 😀

  2. YAY for your new city. i’m so happy for y’all. you’re going to love it there. jealous of the hiking opportunities and outdoor activities you have available to you now!

  3. It looks like you had a great weekend in your new city! This week I’m planning to go to the gym a few times and play ultimate frisbee (and bike to the field!). Have a good week!

  4. I live in Indy now, but lived in Denver for three years and loved it. You have to try out Snooze for brunch and definitely make a few trips to RMNP!

  5. No happy hour in Indianapolis? That is SO sad! It is a good thing you are living in Denver now 😉

  6. I saw a few of these photos on facebook over the weekend, so I already had an idea of how much you two have been enjoying yourself. I love the hiking photos. So gorgeous! Enjoy those happy hours 🙂

  7. we are heading to denver next month! yay!

    • Tara Deal says:

      You are going to be in Denver?! What for?? I would love to meet up for coffee or a workout or something 🙂

  8. Consequently yummy! That appears to be amazing!

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