Daily Archives: April 7, 2010

Bus Tour

Ivan and I chilled for awhile in the house on April 4, 2010.  I had a headache. 

We drove downtown.  We had lunch at BD’s Mongolian Grill.  It’s like the Genghis Grill in Kansas City.  You pick your meat or seafood, noodles, spices and sauces and place it in your bowl.  Then, you give your bowl to a cook.  He or She cooks it up.  I had one with an egg, chicken, noodles, tofu, onions and a teriyaki sauce.  It also comes with either rice or tortillas.  It was good, but we definitely preferred Genghis Grill. 

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We walked to the Big Blue Bear.  We were meeting the bus tour there.  We were going on the Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour.  It was only me, Ivan and a couple from Germany on the bus. 

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I guess it was slow since it was Easter Sunday.  Our tour guide was Drew.  The bus is very unique.  It’s really cool inside with comfortable seats, a saddle and a big sofa in the back. 

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The bus has different horn sounds like a horse whinney, a construction style whistle and a quack.  He drove and talked about the history of Denver and Colorado, crime and ghosts.  We drove by lots of locations like City Hall, Brown palace, Botanical Gardens, Grant/Humphreys mansion, Cultural Center and the US Mint.  It was a really good tour.  He didn’t use the horn sounds enough though.

Ivan drove us back to the house.  I wasn’t feeling too well.  My headache wouldn’t go away.  Ivan was a bit tired as well.

We chilled at the house.  Finally, we decided to get some food.  It was almost 9 pm.  Since it was Sunday, everything seems to close early.  We didn’t feel like driving downtown for dinner.  Travis gave us a couple of suggestions. 

We drove to the sushi restaurant he recommended, but it was closed.  There was an Il Fornaio restaurant but that was closed as well.  Ivan was searching in the GPS unit to find something.  We decided to try Olive Garden.  It had the number in the GPS unit.  So, Ivan called and they were open until 10 pm. 

Ivan drove us to Olive Garden.  It was Ivan’s first trip to Olive Garden.

We got two main dishes.  First, I got a salad and Ivan got the chicken and gnocchi soup.  We shared the Venetian Apricot Chicken with vegetables and the Chicken Marsala with Tuscan potatoes.  The Chicken Marsala was delicious. 

We went back to the house.  We talked to Travis and his roommate for awhile.  Then, we used the internet for a short while.

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