Jet Set: Denver Part 2

Denver, not only did you steal my heart, but you stole my skinny body.  I think I gained 5 pounds. Or 6.  Totally hitting the yoga studio tonight… and maybe the treadmill… O and the free weights.. but it was oo so worth it.

Night One: How about some Tapas?

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Scallops anyone?

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May I please have another??

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In my defense, these were “small plates”…..

And finally Dessert.  Even in a brand new city, you run into local connections.  The world is small, and I should know.. like 7th grade in London, playing basketball against a friend I knew in Singapore years earlier.  The world is small and so interconnected, so why not send us out dessert because we are from the same home state?

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Following dinner, one must of course discover the local beverages of Denver.

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Once you’ve good and discovered those local beverages,  recovery may be needed the next day.  Enter Carbs… (Sorry Dad, I know, the evil C word.)

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Slice of the day please.

And I think i’ll end this trip right where I began:

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Denver, I feel I’ll be seeing you soon.

 

Jet Set: Denver Part 1

I was bitten.  Bitten hard.  By the travel bug this year.  Denver was calling… that city has been calling for awhile.  I just needed the right price…..  And along it came..  Off I went to visit College Friend and see a city I’ve somehow never seen.

Ready…. Set… Go.

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Denver… Boulder.. I think you stole my heart.

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For a sworn and true city girl, I could get use to this…

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Ok, well, as a city girl in her skinny jeans and tennis shoes, I am a bit out of place…. But for one second, I am truly lost in a painting.  Is this place for real?

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And before I am completley inebriated by the beauty of my surroundings,  it is back to the city we go.

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Ok, now I’m back in my natural setting.

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I think I left my heart where the buffalo roam.

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Or maybe I left it on Hooker Street? College Friend, you have a great address 🙂

 

Jet Set: Aruba

I get the urge to travel multiple times a year.  I just need to go.  Immediately.  I need a change, a fresh breath and a new morning view.  I cannot stay in one place for too long.  But this is how I grew up.  Traveling is my perspective.  Nothing else would make sense.  That’s my “third culture kid” kicking in.

So when you happen to get a decent amount of vacation time around Christmas, you go.  I crafted a list of dream destinations.  I voted for Dubai, but what idiot turns down Aruba?

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How can you wake up to this view and not feel calm?  I agree, the ocean does heal all.

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Perfect.

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I could not ask for a more friendly destination.

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What is the saying?  Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer?

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With that, I’m ready for the next new spot……  Where are you headed next?