Be sure to tell us all about your experience, Lori. We'd all like to read about it.
I've taken the week off, and I definitely needed it. I've been working 10.5 to 11 hour days, and on graveyard shift, so it was really wearing me down. So far, I've been up in the mountains, though I didn't go to Mount Evans this time as they're completely rebuilding Squaw Pass Road, and even the overlooks have been commandeered by the construction company. I think I'll wait until next year. I did go to the Denver Art Museum yesterday. It was a good day to be indoors. Today I went to the Buffalo Bill Gravesite and Museum (and tourist trap) on a whim. The little museum was very interesting. I didn't know that Cody was so in favor of women's rights. Not just suffrage, but equal pay, etc. He also kept the leaders of the Ghost Dance cult out of prison while they worked on his show. The Ghost Dance got some people nervous, since it inspired the Lakota to resist their captivity and helped lead to the Wounded Knee Massacre. The original intent of the movement was one of peace.
After that, I went to the Little Bear Tavern in Evergreen and listened to a terrific live music show John Akal's Ultraphonic Orchestra. They played Dizzy Gillespie/Duke Ellington/Billy May type big band jazz, and did it well.
Tomorrow, with any luck, I'll go to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Forest. I don't think I'll be up to hiking up Flat Top Mountain, but I should be able to hike the other trails. I got some Deep Woods Off, since the last time I was there, I was half-eaten by mosquitos. Ravenous little buggers.
Some people are wedded to their ideology the way nuns are wed to God.