Monday, June 3, 2013

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

We stopped by the side of the road whenever there's a view so I could snap a couple of pics, but I also had snapped some pics while in the car. What I noticed when I was up there, was how quiet it is. Here is a place where I can hear myself think! It was so still, so peaceful.  
We had lunch at a Mexican Restaurant at Estes Park, drove up and checked out the mountain vista, and walked around near the Hidden Valley. Some of the roads and tracks were still not opened, so there's still much to come back for, in the future. ;)
At the end of the day, we went to a teahouse in Boulder (Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse) and enjoyed some tea. It was lovely.

Denver, Colorado 2013

Denver, Colorado. I was there for about a week for a work related conference, and so arrived a few days earlier so I could walk around and explore the city for a bit.

I stayed at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, a pretty nice hotel located next to 16th Street Mall which is full of little shops and eateries. I was happy about that as that meant I didn't need to go very far to find sustenance.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

I met up with Anna and David, friends that I made in a poetry blogging community and they took me on a drive up to the Rocky Mountains. 

First of all, I'm so glad and grateful to be able to meet up with them. For every internet friend that I've gotten to meet, I feel this way intensely. The thing about internet friends is that quite a lot of them have no interest to make connections in real life, for various reasons. In some views, it takes a certain amount of madness to get into a car of strangers; I mean, it's not something you would advise someone else to do.

Anyway, Anna and David are awesome folk and a beautiful couple. We seemed to immediately click like long time friends, and that's all one can ask for.