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T&L in Denver, USA!

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If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know that this last week Kristen Vails and I took a long weekend and visited Denver, CO. We had a great time and saw lots of cool stuff. Once a year we try to visit a city to see as much of the local culture as possible. I'm lucky that Kristen has the patience to wait while I snap photos of graffiti or slap stickers on stuff. Here's some photos of our trip, and a little commentary about what we took from the Denver local culture.

I took a ziplock bag full of stickers to deliver to Denver and none came back with me. As often as I can, I give stickers to just about anyone curious about what I do in Oklahoma. During the whole trip I only wore Tree & Leaf shirts.

I took a ziplock bag full of stickers to deliver to Denver and none came back with me. As often as I can, I give stickers to just about anyone curious about what I do in Oklahoma. During the whole trip I only wore Tree & Leaf shirts.

Here's the mural he painted on the side of Blackbook Gallery aka CVA. A perfect segway to public murals and how much we advocate for public works of art!

Here's the mural he painted on the side of Blackbook Gallery aka CVA. A perfect segway to public murals and how much we advocate for public works of art!

The following photos were all located on heavily trafficed areas of town, barely hidden, and openly encouraged by surrounding businesses. Support Local Art!

RTD Crew going big.

RTD Crew going big.

Emit and Jive and some other homies from RTA crew.

Emit and Jive and some other homies from RTA crew.

Taste is really putting in some great work.

Taste is really putting in some great work.

This "Awful" piece is right below the Taste mural. Double stacked and painted with permission.

This "Awful" piece is right below the Taste mural. Double stacked and painted with permission.

Another Taste piece behind Community Service Apparel. Check them out for some cool graffiti wear and events if you're traveling to the Denver area.

Another Taste piece behind Community Service Apparel. Check them out for some cool graffiti wear and events if you're traveling to the Denver area.

This amazing Witnes piece was on the back of Community Service as well. Watch the video of this piece being created below.

This amazing Witnes piece was on the back of Community Service as well. Watch the video of this piece being created below.

After touring the art districts around town, we headed out to hike Red Rocks. The deer wandered within 40 feet of us as we hiked....we also caught a glimpse of this bobcat if you can see him:

Then we watched Band of Horses and My Morning Jacket at Red Rocks Amphitheatre!

When we returned our rental car, we didn't have a way to get across town. Luckily Denver provides a bike share system that only costs $8 a day. This is very similar to Oklahoma City's new Spokies system. If you don't have a bike and need to get around downtown, check it out because it's very worth it.

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Definitely go check out the 1-Up....

If you're travling through Denver, here are some other cool things to check out; I Heart Denver, TS Skate Shop, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, The Mayan Theatre, Jiberish Clothing Co, Snooze, Jelly, and Great Divide Brewery. Thanks for the great hospitality Denver!