Monday, August 11, 2008

The Bride wore RED

Back from Denver. Here's what I learned about Denver: Lots of tattoos Lots of dogs People are WAY too nice. They look you in the eye and stuff. It creeped me out. I wanted to punch someone in the face by about day two. Strangers just chattin you up like no one's business. Hated that. I had a fantastic time. It went something like this: Friday I checked in to my crappy hotel. You get what you pay for, so I knew it would be crappy. VonCousin picked me up and I got to have lunch with her and her adorable baby girl. She dropped me off at this fancy schmancy mall. I walked around and went to the movies. I was pretty tired so I went back to the hotel. Saturday was the wedding. The location was fantastic. It was in this really cute art gallery. Chris wore this fantastic zoot suit. It was black with red pinstripes. He looked great. His lovely bride Megan wore this incredible red dress. Hell yes, I said red. It was amazing. I had never met Megan before, but once I saw that dress I knew Chris had been right when he said that she and I would click. We really did. Chris' friends are all very cool, and I had a great time. I didn't get too drunk because we had to be up bright and early for Sunday's adventures. On Sunday about 35 of us went on this all day tour. First we went to Red Rocks and it was as cool as I had always imagined. I'd love to see a show there! After that we went up, and up, and up into the mountains. We went over Loveland (I think that's right?) pass at the Continental Divide. We got out of the bus there to take pictures. I felt a little queasy up there, but not bad. After that we went to Breckenridge. It was beautiful. We had lunch there. I sat with Chris' friends Rudy, Amy, and Rebecca. They are hilarious. After lunch we headed back down to Denver. We stopped at a real and actual gold mine and went on a tour and did a little panning for gold in the creek. We were all pretty tired when we got back so I just went back to the hotel and had dinner and packed. I am so glad that Chris and I have stayed friends. He's the best thing I got out of my last job. Megan is wonderful, and I feel that she and I will end up great friends. I will definitely go back to Denver to visit them. I'm really glad I went by myself, too. I now have my first solo vacation behind me. I feel confident I can and will do it again. It was pretty cool to do what I wanted when I wanted, and not have to worry about anyone else. I came home feeling really relaxed. Yet, still tired! Thankfully I am not going out of town this weekend!

5 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Good for you! Sounds like you had a blast and learned something about yourself.

Not a bad weekend at all. You can see mine over at EotS. It does not include the debauchery of Saturday night or Sunday. La. La.

Poptart said...

Your trip sounds like a whirlwind, but super fun! And yes, solo travel is awesome. I think it's almost better, because you're so open to meeting new people all the time.

I love the prearranged bus tour! How fun!

rotten mcdonald said...

AG, EotS would welcome some extra debauchery.

As you've pointed out, I'm an old guy (not as old as John McInsane, but old) so my daze of debauch are behind me....

But I don't mind a little second hand debauchery by the kidzos...

Chuckles said...

Single vacations are fun. That is what I am calling my current stint of unemployment, a vacation.

Von said...

Pop - welcome!! Yes, the bus tour could have been lameish, but it was so not, plus the people I was with made it so awesome.
Rotten - pshaw!! You are so not old! And so welcome to the den of debauchery!!! YOu know we love you. vonfornow does not age discriminate!
Chuckles - what are you wearing???