Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday and Home

These have all been in reverse order of course. Darn blogger. Anyway...

Man, I loved Denver. Like, a lot. I totally want to move to that general area. As much I found Denver topping Portland/Oregon in most categories, I do have to say, from an airplane view, Portland is pretty stellar! Granted my experience is quite limited, but it tops the views for anywhere else I've ever flown.

 Both trips I ended up with a window seat, which I pretty pleased about. I'm like a 5 year old when I fly. Face pressed up against the window in awe of it all. I love to see the earth from up high. I love to wonder about the interesting landscape below.

These trees where growing in rings-within-rings, and no evidence of human interaction. Curious...

Spotted crop fields. Or... crop circles?

You can barely make out the image on the wing of "Charlie the cougar". Frontier airlines names and decorates each of their planes with a different animal. :-). This was just leaving Denver.

 Thankfully my seat-neighbor, upon arriving at Denver, offered to help me navigate the airport and rail system within it. For my departure flight, I knew what to expect and did just fine.

 My last meal with the Parmenters. We ate at Firehouse Subs - a restaurant started by firefighters. So yummy! But James wouldn't cooperate for a picture with his aunt Heather.

 Pre-lunch, Devon and James showed me the Museum of Nature and History. I love museums and this one did not disappoint.

 The museum sports a fantastic view from the side. You can't see it in these pictures, Devon got a good one she posted on Facebook.

You can't tell, but I'm making a shivering pose.

Is he as big as a dinosaur? Um, not quite.

You guys, this right here is the oldest poop you'll likely ever see. (So I'm told). You're welcome.

I gotta look up the artist's name, but he works with gems and rocks as his medium, carving Russian folk art. He's from the 1940s +. It was pretty cool.

Anyway, had a super time. So glad I could spend time with the Parmenters - fancy breakfasts a la Ben, board/card games, hanging out - and I'm so glad I could visit a new part of the country I've never seen. Not to make anyone jealous or anything, but I have just set a new personal record. This is the new farthest east I've ever been. ;-P

1 comment:

Kelly said...

It looks like you had a grand time. Glad you got to go. We had fun too, by the way. Just so you don't think you were the only one having a rockin' weekend. ;-)