At Dakota Ridge RV Park, Golden, Colorado...
We are in the midst of the RV park derby that I mentioned in the last post. We arrived at Dakota Ridge in Golden for only three nights, having had only four nights' availability at the KOA Denver West. After this short stay here, we have to move to South Park in Denver for two nights, then back to Dakota Ridge for five nights. Such is the lot of those who don't make reservations well in advance for popular destinations like this that have a shortage of RV parks. This is definitely a hassle and something that we have rarely encountered before.
We couldn't really begin exploring the area without nourishment, so we had lunch at a local fish and chips place that wasn't memorable, then we happened upon the first real foodie find since we left Albuquerque: A bakery named Taste of Denmark. This is one of those shops run by local artisans whose pride in their craft is obvious. The display cases had a surprising variety of fresh baked goods, as is obvious from the following photos:
Let me assure you that these offerings are so far superior to anything available in a supermarket, it's not worth mentioning. This is old world skill that we have rarely seen duplicated.
Here is an almond bear claw that was in the process of being devoured before it even left the store. It was just as good as it looks:
If you are anywhere near Denver (this store is actually in the Lakewood suburb) and don't go here, I have to question your sanity. Oh yes, and the prices are surprisingly reasonable!
Yes, it goes on our list of favorite restaurants. (I can call it a restaurant if I want to; it's my list.)
Dinner was at the Szechuan Restaurant on 6th Avenue. This was well reviewed in Yelp and lived up to our expectations. The food was very tasty, very fresh, with generous portions--well suited for a listing in our favorite restaurants. Sandy and I had an appetizer and split a single entree, and we still had leftovers.
Tomorrow we meet Bubba for dinner. He happens to be in town on business, and we're going to try a cajun restaurant. I think Sandy is going to do some shopping for the grands. How unlike her!
Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful life; please forgive me if I don't appreciate it enough each day.