Adrienne (turnedturtle) wrote in time4hello,
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Clarifying the date and some ideas on things to do...

For those of you that will be joining us in Denver, Memorial Day weekend is Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28. This will help those of you who don't live in the states or don't feel like digging for your calendar.

I've scheduled my vacation for May 21-May 29, to give me time to spend with my family and to give you a slightly more flexible time frame. I'll likely get up there either the evening of the 21st or the morning of the 22, depending on how often I have to stop and rest. improvise_me, you need to let us know what the deadline will be for a headcount, since you're taking care of the accomodations. Give us a heads up when you know more.

Now, on to the fun bit. I grew up in Denver (partially, at least) and there are a lot of great things to do both in the city and in the surrounding areas. Even with taking a road trip nearly every weekend for the 10 years that I lived in CO, I still didn't see half the state. I'll tell you guys about the things I know, and if you find anything else that you'd like to do, give a shout. 

-There's Rocky Mountain National Park, of course, along with the passes over the continental divide. Loveland Pass is the best of them, but I find that I have to be careful about going up there, as the altitude has a tendency to affect my ears.

- In Winter Park, there's an alpine slide. The price on that may be a bit steep for unlimited rides, but it is fun going hellbent for leather down a concrete hill on a sled with a lever and no restraining device. 

- We could go up to Blackhawk and Central City for an evening and piss a small amount of our hard-earned cash away. It's fun to do, but the downside is that you absolutely have to be 21 to enter the casinos.

-Of course, there's the zoo and the museum of science and history. The museum of science and history is good, and they usually have kick-ass special exhibits there. I was lucky enough to see Body Worlds 2 when it went through last year. I'll get back to you on what exhibit they have this year. It may be well worth it to see.

If you have any other ideas, feel free to add them in the comments section, or create your own post.
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