Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our House, Expo Park, Wildlife

Nearly everything is unpacked, with the exception of garage junk and a pile of miscellaneous goodies that Jason and I both are very good at ignoring.  We still have no living or dining room furniture, but our table should be delivered soon and once we find something we like, a couch too.

 Here's the townhouse we're renting in NE Denver area.

 The street we live on.  

 Our kitchen with lots of storage space!

 Living and Dining room with gas fireplace to divide the spaces.  

 Floppy wants nothing to do with having his picture taken.

This afternoon Jason and his friend Zach (who just moved here from VA too!) wanted to play frisbee golf so I went along for a run and a visit to a nearby Starbux to work on school stuff.  It's a really nice park, tons of people there enjoying it!  Although today was baking hot (mid to upper 90s), by the time 7pm rolled around, it was in the lower 80s and a nice breeze.  By now (11pm), it's already down to 71 so the windows are open for excellent sleeping weather!

 Expo Park

 Jason and Zach posing for a pic against their will.  They lost three frisbees to the ponds throughout the park, so I doubt they'll play there much anymore!

 J and I at the park.

On our way home from the park, we were driving on a fairly busy road when we saw a fox AND a wolf!  The fox was prancing along with a fresh kill in his mouth and the wolf was just walkin' the streets.  ODD!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Warm Welcome

Welcome to downtown Denver!  Straight ahead you will find your training for student safety.  However, we'd love to offer you a special detour onto a sidewalk where you will find some friendly police officers who would like you to invest in the city's revenue program.  For a mere $155 you can support your local city, and all you have to do is drive 11 mph over the speed limit.  Thank you for your gracious donation, and we hope you don't miss out on too much in preparation for educating the youth of Denver!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


 Bye, bye Roanoke... Hello, Denver

 Driving the Truck

 Lots of Corn in Kansas (along with messages, like "Smile, your mother didn't choose abortion.....")

 Three days later, we exited 70!

 Colorado Rockies Game!  

Dad had a Denver layover so he brought his copilot and we went for a game.

Friday, July 15, 2011

You Have Arrived!

The Gist: 

Wanted to experience a new place.
Decided to move away from Virginia.
Picked a city we liked (Denver!). 
Quit our awesome jobs (sad). 
Found a new awesome job (Ashley) and looking for new awesome job (Jason). 
Sold our furniture, packed the house, sold it, moved in with Jonas (thank you!) for two months. 
Lived with family for several weeks (thanks Mom, Dad, and Randy).
Packed up moving van, Floppy (psycho cat), and towed the trusty Camry.
Left our amazing family and friends in Maryland and Virginia (sad!).
Arrived in Denver (Commerce City, to be specific) on July 12 ... and have been go-go-go ever since!


New townhouse
No humidity
New school
AMAZING view of Rockies from nearly everywhere in Denver
Tabla Rosa on new adventures
Friendly people


Coyotes howling in the night
Airplane noise when the windows are open

Can't Wait For:

New school year
Colorado Rockies games
Hiking and camping