Monday, April 02, 2007

Littleton Colorado

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.

These next ones are of Littleton. The first one is the Littleton Temple. I did not know that there was a temple in this area. When I spoke to aunt Liz she mentioned going to the temple, and I was surprised to learn that it was so close to where I stayed.

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.


Blogger Caroline McCann said...

Great pictures Greg. I am glad you got to visit Colorado. When we went there for my interview we stayed at Aunt Liz's. I woke up early so I could drive into Denver and found about 15 inches of snow on the ground. Needless to say it was an interesting commute. I'm glad your job is going well. Keep up the good work. Thanks for all the pictures of the area!


7:06 PM  
Blogger Laurissa said...

That does look like a nice area to live. The one thing about open space near urban areas is it's expensive. I like the open space around freeways. A lot of freeways in the midwest are like that. When we went back to Utah over Christmas I was shocked by how close everything is built to the freeway. I guess there's just not a lot of space along the Wasatch Front.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Caroline McCann said...

That's too bad you got stuck. Do you have any pictures of the snow? Everything looks really nice there, I love it when things start turning green. Good luck with work!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Hi Greg

I didn't see this post until now. It looks like you had a fun trip. I'm with Laurissa, we build much too close to the highway here in Utah, but there really isn't much room on the Wasatch front. That's why I want to live in Morgan or Kamas or Oakly or some other area somewhat close to Salt Lake.

10:41 AM  

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