Blackhawk, CO: A Mining Town turned Casino Getaway!

Since I live in Colorado now (and officially have a CO Driver’s License), Max and I have been trying to explore as many Colorado attractions as possible.

A few weekends ago, we went to Blackhawk, CO. It’s about 45 minutes away from Denver and one that I would take over and over again.

The day before we were supposed to leave for our weekend getaway, Max’s left side of his face started drooping. It was paralyzed! He went to the ER and found out he had Bells Palsy.


He refused to let that interfere with his first time in a casino. He was determined to play craps!

The drive into Blackhawk involved a LOT of twists and turns through the mountains. IT was really pretty, but I had to drive Max’s Audi. I’ve been driving stick for years now, and driving an automatic was a little challenging. I kept trying to shift gears!

After we arrived at the Ameristar Casino, and checked into our room, we each had a soak and a massage at the Ara Spa. The massage was very relaxing; the soak was really uncomfortable. I mean, it was nice, but they played this weird drippy music that made me feel like I was in the catacombs and that was unnerving.

The next day, we got up early and went to the rooftop indoor pool. It was well worth the elevator trip!

We walked around to the other like 3 casinos in Blackhawk, and then decided to spend 4 hours at the craps table!

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Max and I had a relaxing weekend, filled with losing money and having a great time doing it!

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