Make sure to check out the freaky apocalyptic mural at the airport upon arrival. Grim reaper and world order anybody? Gives me chills.
The Rockies loom in the distance. For me, their view ignited relaxation and inner peace. Away from work, away from school, and away from the humidity that makes my hair look like a complete teased train wreck every day in Southern Louisiana (and best of all—away from the heat—an escape!).
I’m excited to be back in Colorado, this is where I spent time during my childhood summers. The feel of Denver reminds me a bit of home (Dallas), Denver is a smaller Dallas, with a view. Unique in itself, Denver is artsy. It’s clean. The downtown architecture is fancy and funky. Denver is also a magnet for hipsters. It’s suburbia. The people are friendly. The only thing that didn’t impress me was an uncomfortable encounter with used drug needles downtown at a park. (Do you think there are any interesting correlations with this experience, rampant drug use and the new legalization of other drugs in this state this year?)
The biggest downfall is that there isn’t much to do. You’re not quite in the mountains for recreational purposes. The main attractions include the zoo and the US Mint (tours by appointment only). With confidence (and gusto) I say that Denver is a sports city. Architecturally, Mile High stadium looks like an alien ship landed in the middle of town. The Rockies game was a hell of a time. I look forward to perhaps going to a Nuggets or hockey game here in the future. Overall, I say that Denver would be a fantastic place to live. Breathe easy my friends.