As summer wrapped up, and Nebraska withered beneath the humidity and heat, I decided it was time to travel west. And westward I went, accompanied by a good friend from college, Joel.
We spent a long weekend in the Denver metropolitan area, traversing the interstates between Thornton, Aurora, downtown, and all the way out to Estes Park. It was a strange experience for me, learning to orient myself via the mountains instead of relying on memory and the sun’s position in the sky.
We managed well enough. We got to see some beautiful scenery, and explore some of downtown Denver, a city I’d never been to before (outside the airport, at least).