I’m back in Denver. Those aren’t words I thought I’d be writing this soon after my last trip to The Centennial State.
I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t love Denver when I was here last time, and I really didn’t plan on coming back any time soon. But sometimes life throws you a curve ball, and you end up flying to Colorado to meet and spend time with your boyfriend’s parents. It happens.
Shortly after I got back from my last trip here, I got the news that we’d be coming back, and I had mixed feelings. But you know me, I love any excuse to travel, and this trip is no different. Plus, there’s the added bonus of getting to meet some family and friends close to someone I care about. Win – win.
As far as actual travel, I can honestly say this has been the smoothest I’ve ever had a trip go (knock on wood), while traveling with someone else. It helps, of course, to have someone on your team who has taken multiple solo trips themselves (and who you’ve already established a great communicative style with).
So, what’s the 411?
This morning we boarded our flight a little later than it was scheduled, but then ended up getting into Denver before we were scheduled to land. I’m not sure how that worked out, but we landed at about 3:30pm (and we got to fly Alaska, which is the best – duh). We got picked up, and we’re staying with some relatives at a lovely house just outside of downtown Denver. We’ve pretty much just been hanging out, eating good food and playing some fun games, so far. But the real road trip will begin in a couple of days.
This trip is exceptionally different in that almost all of it is being planned for me. So…I can’t really give my usual itinerary or let you know what I’ll be doing over the course of the next week because I have no idea. All I know is we’re temporarily at this spot, and then driving south to explore the beautiful countryside. Don’t worry, I brought my camera, so there are plenty of photos on their way. I also brought my instant camera, so hopefully I can grab some shots with that too.
That’s the baby update for now. Did I mention it is/will be 90+ degrees the entire time we’re here? Hahaha someone get me a refrigerator to sleep in.