So while Nadeen was having a blast in Austin at the lights festival and much more, I ventured on out to Denver, Colorado for my first trip up north!
My best friend at Trinity is this crazy chick named Caroline, she is super super awesome and has always been a great friend. She happens to be from Denver, where one of my best friends from Houston goes to school. It’s a win-win situation. So when the hell week people describe as finals was over, sorry I am an art major…., I ventured out to Denver with Caroline!
We stayed at her wonderful home, spent soooo much time by the fireplace, drank gallons of warm tea and hot chocolate, and went on many adventures.
Day 1: Well we had a little bit of a tough time actually getting our butts to Colorado after our pilots got redirected to another city! So we had to wait like 2 hours longer for them… cmon guys. When we finally arrived in Denver, it was BEAUTIFUL. The Denver airport is really really cool and they are known for their famous blue bronco statue.. if you have not seen it… you are in for a treat.
This thing is massive with glowing red eyes and actually killed the artist when it fell on him. Yikes.. It doesn’t really make me have faith when I am about to get on an airplane.. We spent the night on Caroline’s couch just being cozy and staying warm because it was 30 degrees!
Day 2: This day the weather was AMAZING. Clear blue skies, a little windy, and I can’t even to tell you how amazing the Colorado air is.. So crisp, I have never had a better hair day than the ones I spent in Colorado. On this day we went up into the mountains, which you can see from Carolines house!! Keep in mind, I have never seen mountains… We ventured up to red rocks ampitheatre!
Then we went to a REALLY cute little town, GOLDEN, Colorado. Yes, named after me, duh. This is where Coors brewery is and apparently Blue moon as well (Caroline and I’s favorite beer)! Colorado school of Mines is also located in this adorable mountain town!
Day 3: We went to Downtown Denver on the RTD which is like Houston’s light rail. It is a super awesome public transportation system that is cheap to get a ride into downtown, so we went to the 16th street mall, it is famous because it is just a bunch of stores on the street and people walk along it. Most of the stores are chains and there are 5 starbucks’, but it was such a neat place. They have random painted pianos everywhere that people will just play for the public.
That night we went to Johnson & Wales University to visit Ann Marie! I have blogged about her before, she goes to baking and pastry school, so she made us delicious pancakes for dinner! We went back to downtown and went to this awesome ice skating rink that was the size of a small store and it was only $2 to skate! They play music and there are really hip people so it was really fun.
Day 4: IT SNOWED. That is all you need to know, Jacqueline’s first snow.
Here is my reaction to the snow:
Here is Carolines:
After hardly making my flight on Thursday afternoon, I am now back in Houston until January 12th and plan to have many more adventures!
Also: Reunited with Nadeen. Hallelujah!
” Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.“~ Ralph Waldo Emerson