Sunday, July 18, 2010

Denver, the Mile-high City

They should change the nickname to "The Grumpy Waiters and Jaywalking Citizens City." But it doesn't really have the same catchiness.

Just home from a few days in Denver, mostly spent attending conference workshops. However, I would not be me if I didn't squeeze in some adventure while away from home.

16th St. Mall, a pedestrian thoroughfare running through downtown.

Naturally, the adventures included food.

Wiener schnitzel, spaetzle with mushroom gravy, and sauerkraut - Cafe Berlin.

Food of my people.

Tofu and rice noodle bowl, An's Lemongrass Grille.

Mexican chocolate cupcake, Mermaid Bakery and Pie Shop.

Denver omelette, The Delectable Egg

At the airport on the way home, I had another celebrity encounter. (This is getting to be a habit: last year, Alice Cooper was sitting in first class on my flight from Dallas to Louisville. A couple of years ago, Cliff and I saw Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimoun Hounsou at LAX. Before that, we ate lunch at the table next to George Lucas in Downtown Disney, SoCal.) I met the guys from "Ghost Adventures," a travel/paranormal show on the Travel Network. No, I did not take pictures. No, I did not get autographs. You'll just have to take my word for it that they fell at my feet and begged me to grace them with my conversation, and that they asked me where I have been all their life, and.... What? You don't believe me? Oh, all right, we just chatted about their show.

Great city.

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