Mile High

We haven't seen the evil demon horse yet, but we needed to save SOMETHING for the rest of the trip.

We haven’t seen the evil demon horse yet, but we are assured it is a “must see”.

So I’m in Denver at the moment.

Back at the beginning of the year we had to reserve our vacation days so that the Curmudgeonly Lion could request them off from work. Knowing that the semester would be ending in May and that there was a possibility that I would find a job or internship for the summer, we decided to squeeze in a week of vacation right before Memorial Day. Other than this we had no plans.

Several weeks ago the Curmudgeonly Lion came to me:

“Do you have anything planned for that vacation week in May?” he asked.

“Uuuuuuuuuuhh,” (this was the middle of the semester and my brains were fried). “Not that I can think of.” I said.

“Good.” He said. “Don’t make any plans for that week.”

So he planned a trip and it was a surprise. All that I knew was that I couldn’t make any plans for that week.

Where were we going?


What were we going to be doing?


I put it out of my mind for the time being and he made all the arrangements: the travel itinerary, the house-and-cat sitter, the packing… Our flight left at 5:30 in the morning. I found out at 3:30 that we were headed to Denver where my best friend from high school and her family lives.

It was a pretty awesome surprise.

And it’s been a pretty great trip so far, and it’s only been the first day! We got a tour of Downtown Denver and the University Club where my best friend’s dad took us to lunch. We got to chat and catch up. I went for a run and did surprisingly well considering the altitude (I was shocked, but proud). We went for some Thai food for dinner and then caught a movie- my second visit to a movie theatre in three days, which is some kind of a record for me these days.

At any rate, it was a great surprise and I can hardly wait to see what else is in store.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on May 19, 2014.

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