|From August 2010|
Denver was brilliant! We were not there long enough… But I can tell you that we packed a lot in for the few days we were there. It was getting to the point where I was going to have to stay back at Don’s place and rest a day if we kept it up! My legs were killing me.
I asked the kids a few times over the trip if they were sore from the mountains… Or winded… Or whatever. They acted like I was crazy. “Nope, I feel fine” was the general response. Man… To be young!
|Bro’s, from August 2010|
I loved having the chance to hang out at Dawn and Don’s new pad. Johnny came up for the weekend as well. We had the best guides in the world when the family took us all over the countryside. I mean ALL OVER!
I have added a bunch of pictures to the Picasa site. Check them out there. http://picasaweb.google.com/grouchomarkks/August2010?feat=directlink
I had some thoughts on Denver… Not sure if I should sit on them and let them filter out with some thought… Or just spit out thoughts recklessly. You know me… Holding my tongue is never easy.
|Dawn and Dexter, from August 2010|
Really. There is nothing bad to say. Denver is far more spread out than I expected. It has that urban sprawl thing that I hate. But, what can you do about that? Everybody wants to be there! Can you blame them? It was 90 degrees the days we were there… And none of us REALLY cracked a serious sweat when we were out hitting the rocks or hiking. The biggest problem I had was keeping my lips and nose from drying out and cracking off bit by bit.
It was athletic central. There are bikers everywhere… I have NEVER seen so many people on bikes in my life! Which is totally cool. I think its a great way to exercise. I read or heard somewhere that the population of Colorado is the fittest in the nation. I think there must be a lot of peer pressure there! You see all these other people doing things, and you are inspired to get up and do them as well. I myself know for a fact that Ang would set up a schedule to climb all 50 some 14ers in the span of 5 year if we lived there! Then, you have all the water sports stuff you could do… It just keeps you busy!
Its the land of old 4Runners. I swear Toyota must have 50% SUV penetration in that market. Wow! I loved seeing all the old Runners driving around with roof racks full of stuff. Kayaks and bikes were loaded on almost every one!
I can see why Don moved there. Its a great atmosphere. Awesome views. The metro center has everything you could want culturally. Its has a feeling of youth and adventure. Whats not to want about that?
We’ll be back. Dan doesn’t know it… But we are dragging them out as well!