Monday, October 22, 2007

Back from Denver

Well, we went to Denver this past weekend and had a pretty good time, considering the fact that we didn't really have time to do much.

Friday we ended up being delayed in Charlotte for over two hours. The crew that was flying us to Denver was delayed in NYC because of weather. So it was almost midnight by the time we got checked into our hotel in Denver. And the hubby and I were hungry, because we had been trying to eat light while traveling, but had we known about the delay in Charlotte before we got something to eat, we'd have gotten something a little heavier. After we got checked into the hotel, we decided to find something to eat. We found an IHOP, which was just about perfect for the time being. After eating, we headed back to the hotel, and it was about 2 a.m. Colorado time by the time we got to bed, although my body thought it was 4 a.m.

Because of getting in so late, we slept in a bit on Saturday. I think it was about 10 or so by the time we got up, and it was somewhere between 11 and 12 when we had breakfast. After breakfast, we went downtown to try to do a little sightseeing. But we had very limited time, so just went to the 16th Street Mall which a friend had suggested we check out, and walked for a little while. We did get to check out a local Restaurant and Brewery; we love trying out local breweries like that.

Then we went back to the hotel to get ready for the awards ceremony. It lasted about an hour, if that. The fact that we were flown out there for that hour just blows my mind. I'm not complaining...I'm very happy I got to go along, but that's just crazy!

After the awards ceremony we went back downtown for a while Saturday night. I had noticed the signs for the Coyote Ugly, and wanted to go check it out. I visited the one in Nashville with some friends last summer, and thought the hubby might enjoy going. So we did, and he enjoyed it. We really enjoyed the opportunity to party for a little while Saturday night without worrying about babysitters and things like that, since the kiddos were with his folks.

When we got up on Sunday, it was snowing! The weather had been just gorgeous on Saturday...nearly 80 degrees. But when we woke up about 7:30 on Sunday, this is what we saw out our hotel room window:

Then about an hour later, after I finished getting ready, this was the view out our hotel room window:

It made me miss Germany again for a little while, but I have to admit that I was happy to be back in North Carolina last night with warm weather again.