I was MISSING me some tall buildings and traffic noise! Tired of hanging out in mall playgrounds I decided to shake things up on Monday and me and my girls headed DOWNTOWN! We stopped by City Bakery on Lincoln. Sadly, we missed breakfast, I really was looking forward to an egg sammy, and we weren't ready for lunch, but we shared the moistest, and yummiest tiny, round coffee cake together! They have their baked goods made fresh in their kitchen further north off Washington, and have them delivered twice a day. We took a loaf of sourdough home and it was also very very good. Also, the peeps that work there are REALLY awesome! Definitely headed back again sometime.
Then it was on to our museum! I had wanted to go to the Denver Art Museum. We found PERFECT street parking, and wheeled over there, but the doors were locked? Why were they closed on a Monday anyone? Anyway, on the way we had seen signs about the History Colorado Center and their vintage toy exhibit. So, without skipping a beat, and acting like we were headed there all along, we went there instead! So FUN!
So much better for them! They were able to explore, and wander and PLAY with a lot of different toys! Nerf balls, hoola hoops, a doll house, a sit-n-spin, even an old Fisher Price doctor kit like I had when I was little! That thermometer brought me back! We missed the school crowds who all left for lunch and we had free reign of the place! It was awesome! The girls got in for free, adult tickets were $12. We spent all of our time there and skipped the other exhibits this time.
We ate our PBJ on a bench in the lobby before heading home. It felt amazing to get some city air! The girls LOVED the change of scenery too. I think it left an impression on Remy. After her nap, I heard her telling her father. "We went to the museum! We played with hoola hoops!"
I was able to see a few things as far as the exhibit was concerned, but mainly it was all about the girls exploring and playing. I was pleasantly surprised with how interactive and casual the museum made the exhibit, while still incorporating the historical aspects and information. They had a ball!
I think the toy exhibit is only on display through January... not sure. Check their website for more information!
Overall, a fun Monday!