Sunday, September 13, 2020


Trains were once the life-blood of America, rolling people and supplies to all parts of the country.

Out of the railroad came the train station, which in large cities became grand temples of travel, and a hub to many a downtown historical district.

One such temple is Denver's Union Station, recently renovated into The Crawford Hotel (though still a working station).

And that is where we rest our bones, the final night of this Colorado quest, as recommended by the Crested Butte muse.

Thus, the evening begins in the Cooper Lounge, a third-floor gallery overlooking the concourse.

The muse said, order an Old Fashioned.

So we did, stirred with Yellowstone bourbon

And now it's my new favorite cocktail.