Whew. I'm still recovering from my week's vacation last week in Denver and other higher elevations west of there.
Initially, I had illusions that would do some writing while on vacation, but that never materialized. I tried to abandon my laptop as much as possible in order to partake of outdoor activities and beer-related activities.
I'm not going to show any photos of airports and airplanes; not much of interest there. So, we'll find us in the midst of our arduous journey after having already picked our rental car from Avis in Denver and making the trek west into the mountains.
My original rental car request was a little 4-cyl Ford Focus. Good on gas, not so good on power. The Avis guy, world-weary and cynical, suggested it would not do well in the mountains. I agreed, of course, but I suggested my wallet would not do well with anything else. He offered me a Jeep Grand Cherokee instead for a $10/day upgrade. I laughed, thinking of how much gas that would eat. Twice the power, a third the MPGs. Still, what is a vacation if not a time to splurge? My butt made a personal request for the leather seating.
I went ahead with it. An extra $50 for our 5 days...plus a boatload of tiny fees. Oh well. Don't look too closely.
We arrived at our room late on Monday, July 9th. The next day's plans involve going to Vail, exploring around the village there, and maybe going up the mountainside to the top of Vail Mountain. Let's see if all the old folks in our party survive!
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