To walk off our wonderful meal, we treated ourselves with tickets to the Denver Aquarium. Such a fun and relaxing atmosphere. A couple of hours were spent watching the many species of fish, reptiles and birds. Some were lucky enough to go into the back with an employee to see the otters up close. Others fed and petted the stingrays. But there was disappointment by all when the sleeping tiger - well - just kept sleeping!
Our Sunday evening ended at our hotel, full and exhausted.
Monday morning we were all up and ready to go on our next adventure! Our first stop was a tour of the International Culinary Art Institute - this place was so awesome and interesting that the photographer forgot to take pictures! oops ....
Our tours ended with a sweet tour of Happy Cakes Cupcake shop. This little shop was voted as #8 in the top 10 cupcake shops by The Today Show. The tour included a wonderful story of how the business came to be. This story gives hope to young entrepreneurs that would love to have a small business some day. The tour ended with a mini cupcake treat for everyone, mmmmm.... but we couldn't stop there, almost everyone on the tour had to buy one more, well maybe two .... or three? So many flavors and so much success all in one place. It was great to visit after one of our biggest fundraisers for this trip was selling gourmet cupcakes - and we thought a total of 400 cupcakes were a lot to make - they make 100 to 400 cupcakes a day, depending on the day and outside orders.
Almost exactly 36 hours later, we arrive back in Chadron. Fast and furious? yes. Educational and delicious? priceless!