Starting this post off with a smile!
I’ve been in the sky a lot these days, almost as much as when I was growing up. It feels good to travel and fly places again. Before our Denver trip, Gloria and I tried the flight and dinner at Delta Charlie’s in Dallas. For as much as I fly, I’m still uncomfortable in small planes.
However, our pilot, a young guy named Matt, gave us a smooth flight over Dallas for about half an hour before dinner.
For our next trip within the United States, on a whim Gloria and I decided to spend a weekend in Denver. Also on a whim, we decided to try Denver-based Frontier Airlines. I’ve read a lot of horror stories of fee based airlines, including this amusing but ridiculous BuzzFeed post (for the record, I’m not a big fan of Buzzfeed, Elite Daily, or other sites of these types). We didn’t have any problems, as we did the simple thing and read the website in advance about possible fees and planned accordingly. The flight to Denver was quite smooth, and as always, we stayed at the cookie paradise that is the DoubleTree. Upon arriving, I immediately called my old friend Carleigh to catch up. I have not seen her in a few years, so I was hoping for a wonderful reunion and for her to finally meet Gloria. What a wonderful reunion it was! Carleigh was so kind to show us around Denver and Boulder during our stay.
While exploring Denver, we stopped by a local Mediterranean restaurant for a quick meal. Unfortunately I wasn’t terribly hungry, or I would have enjoyed the meal more.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the trip was walking aimlessly around the downtown Denver area, as well as taking the free public transportation around the 16th Street Mall area.
On Carleigh’s recommendation, we decided to venture to Lucile’s in Denver. We just had a simple order of beignets and Gloria got a Cajun Mary. There was quite the line, as it seems this place is very popular for good reason.
Next up on the agenda was the Denver Chocolate Festival at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. There were chocolates and teams from all over the world here. We got to try many creative sweets, chocolates, and Denver-specific chocolates, and some creative cake designs.
At this point of the trip, unfortunately I decided to stop taking photos…
My overall experience in Colorado was wonderful. I like the weather, the mix of a big city and nature not too far away, and the very friendly people there. The best part of the Colorado experience was Carleigh’s kindness to show us around and help get us places. I try to keep in touch with people as much as possible, and it’s great to have lifelong friends in many places. You never know when you will need each other. Until next time everyone.
Song of the post: Diversa – Do You. Though this song has no words, it definitely fits, and is a really nice song. Shout out to my roommate for helping me find it. Enjoy!