June 2014

There are 15 blog entries for June 2014.

DonutsWhen you are in the mood for a doughnut, not just any store bought variety will do. You want a warm, soft, melt in your mouth cloud of deliciousness. Whether it be glazed, filled with jelly, or chocolate, these spots are just the place to satisfy that doughnut craving.

Dizzy's Donuts – 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder

Dizzy's makes all of its doughnuts from scratch. They change up the menu to offer a variety of food including a ham doughnut sandwich or a jalapeno glazed doughnut. They have the classics such as jelly filled and fruit fitters, but they also offer their spin on usual favorites. The Boston cream is renamed Boulder cream and the traditional glazed doughnut is elevated with maple bacon.

Walton Donuts – 4086 South Parker Road, Aurora

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/themeowverlord/14232558655Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park is the perfect destination for summer fun. Elitch Gardens is in the heart of Downtown Denver, so in addition to the park, there are plenty of activities for everyone.

Water Park

  • Hook's Lagoon: This feature is a five story tall treehouse that has 150 different water gadgets, an overhead barrel that periodically soaks everyone below it, and lagoon playgrounds. It is a perfect retreat for the kids.
  • Sun Plunge: The Sun Plunge is a 62 foot long water slide that sends riders sliding at impressive speeds.
  • Splashdown: This feature can be seen from all over the park. It is a 75 foot long raft ride that accommodates multiple people and has many twists and turns.
  • Commotion Ocean: This is a fun ride that allows
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Lone Tree was incorporated in 1995 and is one of the newer cities incorporated in Denver's South Metro area. It borders Douglas and Arapahoe Counties and leads to Denver's popular metropolitan area.

The City

Lone Tree is home to more than 7,000 people, a booming number compared to the 2000 population of 4,873 people. The nearby office space in Douglas County employs over 300,000 people, which explains one reason why the neighborhood is so popular. Other businesses in the community include CH2MHill, Invesco, and First Data.

The city also has a brand new, state of the art medical facility, Sky Ridge, which has 335 beds and a Level III trauma center. The city has access to a Call-n-Ride, the 2006 Light Rail service, and a RTD for public

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/milst1/3733710133Flea markets are very popular among those who are collectors, hobbyists, enjoy decorating or just like to find a good deal. It doesn’t matter what you like because flea markets offer a large variety of items that will bring hours of treasure seeking fun.

When you visit a flea market you will see a vast array of products, and typically you can snag some good deals. That is why people enjoy shopping at flea markets.Here are some flea markets in the Denver area that have a lot to offer you.

3 Kings Rock and Roll Garage Sale and Punk Rock Pot Luck - 60 S. Broadway, Denver

This is one cool flea market. Not only is there tons of shopping potential, you can also enjoy the cool DJ who will help you have a rocking good time, while you shop. Vendor space

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Shish KabobGolden is only a 20 minute drive from downtown Denver. This city is decked out like a classic western town that will make you feel right at home. There are a variety of dining options to enjoy, which include fine dining as well as casual eateries. Golden, Colorado provides a small-town atmosphere, as the locals will treat you like their own.

Enjoy a variety of ethnic foods, as there is an array of eating options. You will feel like you travel the world by sampling the flavors offered at the restaurants in Golden. Here are some of the top restaurants in Golden.

Ali Baba Grill - 109 N. Rubey Drive, Suite F, Golden

Ali Baba Grill is located in a strip mall, and many would pass on by. However, this is a restaurant that you will want to check out.

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South of Denver, in the metro area, you will find Douglas County. Widely known for its western lifestyle with breathtaking mountain views, there has been some changes in recent years. Suburban communities have made their way to the Castle Rock and Douglas County regions.

There are still beautiful views of what nature has to offer, but the rural parts of Douglas County are starting to become more populated with housing. Individuals love the fact that they are within reach to all the conveniences that they need, but also far enough away that they can enjoy the tranquility that Douglas County offers.

There are new homes in this area that are offered at a lower price than other communities close to Denver, such as The Meadows, Sapphire Point, Diamond

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/themeowverlord/14232558655Elitch Gardens and Water Park is ready to provide you with a summer filled with excitement. You will find this amusement park right in downtown Denver. The locals all agree, this park is great for all ages and admission is affordable. You can snag a season pass for $69.99, which pays for itself when you visit the park two times.

When you are a season pass holder, you gain early access to the water park. Since it is conveniently located in downtown Denver, you can make the park a weekend getaway. Enjoy all that Elitch Gardens has to offer, as well as the fun filled city of Denver.

Rides You Won't Want to Miss

There are tons of rides to choose from, but there are some real thrill seekers you want to be sure to hit. Here are some of the favorites

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This one of a kind Centennial home is located in the middle of a cul-de-sac on one of the largest lots within the Palos Verdes subdivision. In addition to a two-car garage, the home includes a driveway designated for RV parking. The huge serene backyard provides privacy from neighbors in addition to being a fantastic set-up for outdoor activities. Inside you will find a three bedroom, three bathroom layout with upgrades that include: double and triple paned windows, a high efficiency air conditioning unit and updated kitchen appliances. This home truly is one of a kind, offering amenities that are extremely difficult to find in this part of the metro area.
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RestaurantAll small town residents know that just because you live in small town doesn’t mean that there is nowhere to dine out. Some small towns may only have a handful (or fewer) restaurants, so check out these small town restaurants that bring big flavor to Colorado.

Calvillo’s Mexican Restaurant – 400 Main Street, Alamosa

Many of its patrons consider this family owned restaurant the best Mexican food in Colorado. Calvillo’s is a buffet style restaurant that has two large tables full of any Mexican dish you could want. The food is authentic Mexican food because the owner, Jose Lopez, is from Calvillo, Mexico and the majority of the recipes used in his restaurant are family recipes.

The restaurant started in a small building with a very modest $4,000,

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SnacksSome bars provide plenty of free or cheap snacks for patrons. The Mile High city has a few of these types of bars perfect for meeting friends or enjoying the big game. Here are a few of the top Denver bars with free or cheap snacks.

The Rio Grande - 1525 Blake Street, Denver

This Mexican restaurant provides a great bar with plenty of cheap things to snack on. They have one of the best margaritas in the city and provide complimentary chips and fresh salsa for all paying guests. The margaritas are so strong here, they do limit you to three per visit.

The Stadium Inn - 1701 East Evans Avenue, Denver

This is a staple when it comes to Denver sports bars and one of the most popular in the city. The Stadium Inn provides $2 Jim Beams every day of the

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