Hanging the Denver area

Trip Start Jul 31, 2007
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Trip End Aug 31, 2007


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Flag of United States  , Colorado
Sunday, August 12, 2007

Miles so far: 2530

Feet above sea level: 5,280 to 14,280

Amount of bugs stuck to the windshield: Hundreds

Tolls: 0

Money in gas: Around $280

Time in car: 10 hours

    At our time in Denver, we spent the 4 days with our friends Ashley.   The night we got there, we ended up drinking and John had a little too much Johnnie Walker.  He blamed it on the altitude.
    After a late and playing with the cutest dogs ever, Ashley took us to downtown Denver on 16th street which is like the Downtown Crossing in Boston, a giant outdoor mall.  I didn't win Powerball so I couldn't buy whatever I wanted.  There are no cars allowed on the street but there are free buses that drive people from one end to the other.  The lanes are just wide enough for the buses to drive down, but the problem is that they didn't factor in the width of the side mirrors so people get knocked right in the head on the edge of the sidewalk.  John's new thing is to impersonate any animal statue we come across, first was the giant prairie dog, and in Denver, a bear.  Denver is a really cool city; everything is in the city, unlike New England.  They have the football stadium, the baseball field, the arena for hockey and basketball, and even Six Flags.  Also, apparently Denver has the highest ratio of single men to single women, therefore, getting the nickname "Men-ver."
    The next day we packed a lunch and traveled along the highest paved road in the world on Mount Evans. The street was the scariest thing I have ever drove on.  It was a skinny winding road with no guard rails and possibly long falls.  There are tons of pictures of the mountain so take a look.  I also have a video of the small road. When we went back to the house, we had dinner with Ashley's family and had a poker game, John won!
    On our last full day there, we hung out at the Pineherst Country Club and chilled by the pool.  It was way too hot to play golf.
    The morning we were leaving, the Hause residence made a giant pancake breakfast and sent us out with full tummies.  
    Next stop is Albuquerque New Mexico to see Sandy.
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