I’ve been to Gooseberry falls many times, but it’s always a fun time to visit again. Crowds and all.
When we are on vacation we tend to enjoy an afternoon ice cream stop and this afternoon we had the delight of experiencing Ice Cream Riot in Denver’s Northeast neighborhood. This shop is relatively new and the guy that owns it works the counter, makes all of the ice cream and experiments with a lot of interesting flavors.
We had Andes Mint, English Toffee and Fruit Loops ice cream! Given another visit I’d be trying the a milkshake!
The ice cream is ridiculously good. Super creamy, smooth, tasty. I think you could put pretty much anything in it and it would taste amazing. Asparagus Ice Cream anyone? I think it would probably be delicious if you started with the base ice cream he is using.
The shop has a great vibe. It feels like any craft coffee shop you might visit. Relaxed, sparse, clean, simple. All good stuff.
If your in Denver and are not lactose intolerant, get yourself here! I liked this place so much I actually posted a review on Yelp!
Mazie and Tyler getting ready for a long day of driving on our way to Colorado for a week of vacation.
Us at the top of one of the higher dunes at the midpoint of the Saugatuck Dune Rides tour. The dune ride was a lot of fun, if your in the area put it on your list. Kids had a blast too. You can see Lake Michigan from the top of this dune, and the driver gave a great overview of how the dunes were formed. Interesting note, all the trees around us are actually six individual trees that have been covered in over 100 feet of sand!
More opportunities to try local beers at Saugatuck Brewing. I picked a bunch of hoppy brews. The serving method was a little odd, if you had a table with 4 of these it would be a bit unwieldy. Overall great beer but one stood well above for me.
Unfortunately their website is completely down right now, and seems like it has been for a while, so no links for these beers.
While in Saugatuck we went to Holland a couple of times, it’s just 10 miles or so up the road. We had dinner at New Holland Brewing and I got to do another beer flight. I skipped the Dragon’s Milk since I’ve had it and can get it easily enough at home.
The numbers start at the bottom (6 o’clock is 1) and go clockwise:
I would happily have a full pint of any of them, they were all very good.