As some of you know I was in Denver last week. I was going to spend two nights there but ended up spending four due to bad weather in Gillette. On Thursday and Friday it snowed two feet. The airport was closed until late Friday so my flight home Thursday night was canceled. I spent Friday in the Englewood office doing a lot of reading. I will pay for missing Friday the rest of this week. There is an adjuster out of our office this week so we will be busier than usual. Tomorrow I will be headed to Sheridan and Buffalo to do five inspections. It is about a two hour drive to Sheridan, and one can figure about one hour per inspection. I hope to leave the office by 10:00 am so I can expect it to be an eleven hour day. It may not seem like much, but during training I have become accustomed to seven and eight hour days. I guess those easy days are gone. I still like the work, but my right ear is a little sore from being on the phone so much today. Anyway enough about work. Here are some pictures from Colorado. They are not the best but I have a good excuse. I just won't tell you what it is.
These first ones are of a development called Ken Caryl Valley. This is what every community should be like. One thing that Colorado does better than any other state is open space. These pictures are of a huge park in the middle of the community. All the roads in the area had biking lanes. There were also small open areas behind all the homes. This valley is separated from the greater Denver area by a good sized hill. Even though the homes are a little large and close together it looks like a great place to live.
This next on down is a good picture of the green space around the highway. From what I could tell all of the newer roads are designed this way; with plenty of space around them. The hotel I stayed at is the building on the top of the hotel. When I arrived i was shocked at how green everything was. I guess that spring comes a little earlier to Denver. Of course when I left most everything had an inch of snow on it.
This last one is from another park near my hotel. If you look closely at the middle of the picture you will notice downtown Denver. It was a great trip, and I hope to be able to go back and possibly head down to Colorado Springs to visit Scott and Liz. Unfortunately this past week Liz was not feeling well, and the rest of the family was enjoying Spring break doing some skiing.