A Day In The Dark

Back Again Soon

Back Again Soon

Well, it has been a few days since I wrote last.

For most of those days we were in Denver where I was able to catch up with my best friend from high school and her folks. It was a great vacation, but a bit of a marathon- especially considering that my best friend is a bit of a night owl. My daily routine quickly evolved into waking up late, doing an outing, taking a nap, and then going out in the evening- and there was nothing wrong with that except that it meant that there was no obvious time each day to sit quietly and do some writing.

The trip was great fun: we got to go see “Godzilla” and “Neighbors” which brought my tally of movies-seen-in-the-theatre to three in the span of a single week. That’s a lot for me, considering that I’ve only seen two other movies in the theatres since the beginning of the year.

One day, feeling ambitious, we decided to go for a hike up in Eldorado canyon near Boulder which was fun, but hard work for us low-landers and flat-landers who were neither used to the altitude nor the steepness of the trails. The views near the top proved to be well worth the effort, but the descent was somewhat marred by a sudden rainstorm- but it could have been worse, it could have been hail.

Another day, feeling slightly less ambitious, we decided to explore a mega-church of a liquor store called “Tipsy’s”. It was a little bit like being a kid in a candy store when you have so many options that you can get overwhelmed within about five minutes. I quickly found myself in front of the shelving unit dedicated to Colorado beers to try to narrow down my options. This proved to be a good decision. I ended up trying “Mad Molly’s Brown Ale”, “Avarice”, “Hog Heaven” and “Helledel Helles” (it had a cool label).

On Friday, our last evening in town, we cooked dinner for my friend and he folks as a thanks for their hospitality, which seemed to be a big hit.

By Saturday, when we flew back to Los Angeles, we were ready to go home after a great week. The only things that we hadn’t gotten around to was seeing the evil, demon horse sculpture, which we managed to see on our way to the airport, and trying a thing called “trade whiskey” made with red pepper, tobacco, and gunpowder. So we didn’t get to do everything, but that’s OK: now we have an excuse to go back 🙂

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on May 26, 2014.

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