I don't get to Denver very often, but when I do we usually try and work in lunch at either City O City or Watercourse Foods. We had recently heard that Watercourse had gone totally vegan ( they used to offer some cheeses and eggs ) and had changed the menu quite a bit. I am happyhappyhappy to report that the changes are for the better ! The only thing missing was Jamie...he will love the changes too !
The reason for a Denver excursion this cold, rainy day ( is Summer over already ?! ) today was a trip to the gigantic mega Denver Coliseum Gem and Mineral Show with my son and daughter-in-law. Sara makes really cool custom jewelry with beautiful gems and polished stones and some exquisitely intricate wire-wrapping. She was hoping to find some nice cabochons and stones to create more unique pieces to offer on her website, Great Horned Owl Design. And wow....so many vendors...it was crazy ! I don't think we covered half of the territory...there was everything from teeny tiny highly polished gem stones, rough stones, beads, cabochons,geodes, petrified trees to complete skeletons of millions-year-old dinosaurs. Got an extra $98,000.oo kicking around ? Why, you could take home a ( headless ) 9 ft long skeleton of some sort of water-dwelling thunder lizard, reconstructed and freestanding with the help of iron supports for your convenience... no assembly required ! But Sara stayed focused and came away with some sweet little Mexican Opal cabs and a really deeply-layered Labrodite to play with. Check out her website, Like her on Facebook and visit her Etsy shop now and then to see what she's created :)
Here's what we had at Watercourse: