I’m in DENVER!
I know, I don’t think I even mentioned this trip! It really snuck up on me, too.
I am here to spend a long weekend with my college BFFs! We had been planning this for months and there were a few false starts so it’s wonderful that it’s actually happening.
Full disclosure: I will admit I had some trepidations/angst about this trip as it approached because this is the 3rd time I’ve been away for at least part of the weekend since late September (Boston, BLP Live, and now this — those first two had major work components but this one is purely for fun). This is actually the only trip that spans the entire weekend (and I’m flying out at 6 am on Sunday). I don’t feel guilty (not really, anyway) and I know that Josh can handle things. BUT I do feel like I’m ready for a longer stretch at home. Josh and I will be away for one night for the marathon but otherwise I think I will have had my fill of adult travel for a while.
ALLLLLL that said, I’m excited to spend time with my college friends, relax, and maybe regress a little (lol, just kidding about that last part). I do plan on running – our hotel is close to the Cherry Creek Trail so I think that will work. And I did pack every warm item of clothing I could find including my Patagonia down sweater.
(I debated my ski jacket which is my warmest coat but decided that would look ridiculous).
I finished TWO books on the plane — the ending of Florence Adler Swims Forever and then all of Chemistry by Weike Wang (it’s a novel, but a quick read – just over 200 pages). There were major Bell Jar vibes which is not an insult as that was my favorite book as an angsty teen.
Recs for what we should see / eat / do here? I leave EARLY Sunday morning but that still provides 2 full days and we did not do a lot of advance planning (I know – shocking right? But I didn’t want to commandeer the group and also sometimes even I can embrace some spontaneity espeically since the main point of this trip is just to spend time together).