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Went to Denver, Christmas Week

 
 
Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2008 08:42 pm
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/rockiesdenver.jpg

Most of us are familiar with images of this part of the country, already. However, I will be posting photos here during the next several days.

About four months ago, my daughter took four of our grandchildren and she and her husband moved to Aurora, which is about a half hour drive from Denver's airport. She sent us tickets to fly up there, so that's what we did. We went on one of those Continental torture chambers they call a plane, made good time, and were quickly on the ground. We found the airport confusing and caused our daughter to drive around the loop a number of times, before we were able to fetch our luggage and find the pick up spot.

They have a nice townhouse on a cul de sac. The first day we did little, and the second, Christmas Day, it snowed from dusk til dawn. We visited and watched television, mostly. Next day, we went to the Buffalo Bill museum. It had been our intent to also go to Pike's Peak, but, time limitations scotched that.

Next day, it snowed from dusk to dawn again. Friday, we went back in the mountains, a little deeper than the BBM. Later, at home, we sledded and played with the children. Woke up at 3:30 AM to go back to the airport. More later.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2008 11:41 pm
Damn, that is gorgeous! Can't wait for more.....
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Jim
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2008 11:47 pm
Oh does that photo bring back memories. I went to school in the Denver area in the mid 70s.

Thank you for posting it.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2008 11:52 pm
Colorado is nice. I will give you that. I'm glad to see you get out of the house, edgar.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 12:10 am
Haven't been to Colorado since 1957, though that was a wonderful time.

Show us what you see, EB.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 12:19 am
I feel cooler just looking at that.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 01:22 am
I've been to Denver just for one day last year .... oops, two years ago, in 2006 ... and to Colorado with dys before that.

I like it, and it really most be very nice in winter.

Thanks, Edgar, for starting this thread!
(Btw: I liked the airport there, but it took ages to drive downtown.)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 01:32 am
I've been to the Denver Airport in recent years, but never mind.

My memories are of my parents and of course me towing a pontiac with another pontiac across Berthoud (sp) Pass in 1955....

But also traversing there later, 1959 (I lied, I guess, it was '59, not '57), with a film crew. That was more fun.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 05:49 am
We took lots of pics at the Buffalo Bill museum. I haven't scanned many of them yet.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/mitchellkathy.jpg

This is me sledding in the driveway.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/mitchellsledding.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 06:16 am
Posted this elsewhere, but decided it goes here anyway.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/mitchell.jpg
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 07:38 am
Good for you, Edgar--and your daughter.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 05:55 pm
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/beckysneighborhood.jpg
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 06:02 pm
Good that you a a good time, Edgar. I sure hope you didn't hit that fence at the bottom of the sled run.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 06:06 pm
My son in law went to the high part of the street, ignoring my warning that none of the snow there was packed down. He took off with the sled and nose dived. His face made contact with the pavement. Result: One busted lower lip and a sore jaw.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 06:08 pm
The younger generation. Sheesh! : :wink:
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 06:12 pm
But, he's a good boy. (If 40 yrs old can be so characterized).
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 07:15 pm
That opening picture is wonderful. Makes me want to visit just for that view.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 08:23 pm
I had intended to post more, this evening. But, I left all those pics at work, through forgetfulness.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 08:30 pm
Nice photos, EdgarB.

I was only in Denver once, very briefly, scrambling through the airport, to get to an A2K get-together in Tucson.

The view coming in was spectacular and I thought I'd like to see Denver itself someday.

It looks like it would just get better if you spent more time there (if you can manage the altitude).
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jan, 2008 08:31 pm
I'll look forward to the rest.
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