Danler Road Trip 2016 – Back in Colorado

July 9, 2016

We left the Hyatt in Albuquerque, New Mexico later than I’d liked. The six and a half hour drive to Denver would have few stops. I was eager to see my little brother, Michael, and meet his new wife, Beth. Michael and I haven’t spoken to each other in several years, and I missed him. He had offered only in the past day for us to stay at his house in Denver, so I eagerly accepted.

As has happened on every long drive this trip, the scenery changed dramatically over the course of it. New Mexico is flag desert, mostly. That gave way to green and mountains in Colorado. We got gas shortly after leaving New Mexico, and only stopped once during the drive for a bathroom break.

When we got to Michael and Beth’s house it was around 18:30. They had prepared for us a delicious meal of potatoes, chicken, and watermelons. It was nice to have some home-cooked healthy food, finally. After great food and friendly conversation, we decided to go out for frozen yogurt. Sitting on the curb, eating frozen yogurt, and catching up on each others’ lives was very nice.

When we returned we all took the dogs on a walk around the neighborhood. It was dark when we got back to the house, and I was tired so excused myself and retired to the basement where they had set up beds for us. I slept with Jenna, a first for the trip, I think. She didn’t kick or punch me as much as Hayley does, which was nice.

Skye entertains herself on the drive to Colorado.
Skye entertains herself on the drive to Colorado.

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We made it to Colorado.
We made it to Colorado.
The girls and I enjoyed seeing Michael again.
The girls and I enjoyed seeing Michael again.
After yogurt, the girls took Mike and Beth's dogs for a walk around the neighborhood.
After yogurt, the girls took Mike and Beth’s dogs for a walk around the neighborhood.
The girls enjoyed walking Mike and Beth's dogs in the neighborhood.
The girls enjoyed walking Mike and Beth’s dogs in the neighborhood.

2 Comment

  1. Tonya Holt says: Reply

    Michael’s neighborhood looks idyllic; even more so with the girls walking dogs through it! I’m glad you two reconnected; I know that meant a lot to you.

    1. Michael and Beth do live in a gorgeous neighborhood nestled in the foothills of the Rockies. Perhaps they’ll let us stay with them this winter when we go out to snowboard in the deep Colorado pow.

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