Colorado-California trip – Day 1

A trip in the making for the past ten years, which was the last time I was in Colorado to visit my relatives, I finally made it out there again, as I flew in Friday night to Denver. I was meeting my friend C-Lo at the airport around midnight, so I got us a room at hotel near the airport. Unfortunately for C-Lo, her flight was cancelled and was rescheduled for Saturday evening.

My uncle came to pick me up from the hotel Saturday morning, and then we drove over to my cousin Nance’s place in Littleton. She had been telling me about this great park in town, so I was all excited to go check it out. As we made our way to Roxborough State Park, I was just marveling at all the mountains and scenery that I don’t see down in south Florida. The park definitely lived up to the hype and more, as I thoroughly enjoyed the hike among the giant red rocks and lush greenery. Of course, the best part about it was the company, as I had a great time catching up with my uncle and his daughter, who’s only a few months younger than me, and we have so many fun memories growing up together. We could have stayed there all day long but our stomachs were calling, so we had a nice Thai lunch in town before my cousin had to go back home.

My uncle and I then drive back towards Roxborough, but instead stopped at South Valley Park, which also offered beautiful views of incredible rock formations amid flowing meadows. We then headed north to Boulder, where I enjoyed dinner with my aunt, uncle and my other cousin, Mike. By this time, C-Lo’s flight was heading towards Denver, so Mike and I drove down there to pick her up.

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