A couple weeks ago, my dietetics club took a trip to Denver. These are just a few of the highlights.
We went to Greeley, CO to visit the dietetic internship director at Northern Colorado University. They have a distance internship so it was interesting to hear how it differed from a normal internship. Also, she had some great advice for us for getting ready to apply for internships.
The campus was gorgeous!
We visited Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and got to meet one of the professors who is both an RD and a chef. It was SO interesting to learn about his career path.
We got a tour of the school. I snapped a picture of their mixology lab. Pretty cool! 🙂
We hit up the Cheesecake Factory for an AWESOME supper!
For my meal, I split a sundried tomato & artichoke pizza with one of my classmates. It was so good, but we should’ve split it among three of us. It was way too much for just the two of us–especially since we knew we’d be ordering cheesecake :).
At first I ordered the Pumpkin Cheesecake, but apparently that is only a seasonal thing because they didn’t have it on hand. So I made a split second decision and went with the Pineapple Upside-down Cheesecake. Oh so good! I ate the whole thing :).
We took a trip to Boulder to visit the Celestial Tea Factory. There were so many different flavors, and we got to sample any kind we wanted to. My favorite was the chocolate-caramel chai tea. I bought a box before we left :).
We visited Hammonds’ Candy Factory and got a tour and some free samples. Sadly, they made mainly hard candy–very little chocolate. Big disapointment :(. I was hoping for chocolate waterfalls(Willy Wonka-style). 🙂
Amanda and Allison found some chocolate, though. Smart girls! Haha!
We drove to Golden, CO to take a tour of the Coors Brewery. The Brewery was HUGE and the town was tiny!
I loved learning about all the science that goes into the brewing process. SO interesting!
At the end of the tour, everyone of legal age got to sample up to three free beers. Pretty good deal, huh? 🙂
On our last night in Denver, we went to Casa Bonita for supper.
Apparently it’s a pretty famous place–not for its food but for its atmosphere. After going there, I can definitely see why.
It was a jungle in there! A person could definitely get lost. They have entertainment every half hour or so, which includes little skits, mariachi band performances, and even a cliffdiver! Haha! Impressive, right?
The next morning we got up super early and hit the road for our 10+ hours back to South Dakota.