20 February 2014

Denver Days 1 & 2



My husband and I left our warm Atlanta weather for a short visit to Denver. It's cold in Denver...really cold. The wind is ferocious! We had a crazy time getting here yesterday. We got up at 5:30 and had a quick breakfast and gathering our last minute items (cell phones, chargers, and cosmetics), and then a taxi picked us up. This guy was not very happy. Maybe because it was 6am. My husband said hello to him and he did not respond. Then, he drove over 60mph in a 35. He had the incorrect address on his gps, well, he tried to tell him that he was going to the wrong MARTA (our subway system). He began cursing in spanish and hitting the wheel. B and I were actually scared as we were trapped with him. After he dropped us off he took off like a crazy man! Needless to say, I cannot recommend Style Taxi Company in Atlanta.

After we got on MARTA, it was easy, but took about 1.5 hours to get downtown (30-35 minutes by car). We didn't want to pay for parking so that's why we took MARTA. It was actually fun in a way. You'll find a wide variety of people. This couple in their 50's got on and as he got up to get off at his stop, he gave his wife's hand a kiss. So sweet!

We finally arrived at the airport and were practically running. I had my iphone in my bag, so I wasn't sure of the time. On the train, B started saying that we are really late and that we lost an hour somehow. He was in a tizzy that we were going to miss our flight. The security line was SO long he just knew we weren't going to make it. So, we got out of the line and were headed to the check in people when I got out my phone and noticed the time, 7:47. He never turned his watch back! He rarely uses it, so he didn't realize he never turned it when DST ended. Haha! We were so happy to realize we had not missed our 8:50 flight at all. So, back to the security line we go. We get to our gate and they had started boarding. After a 45 minute flight we landed in Charlotte. I was beginning to get a bit hungry and sleepy. I didn't want Starbucks as it sometimes hurts my stomach and we had a long day ahead so I went to Bojangles since I like biscuits and Mt. Dew. 

We finally get on the plane for Denver. It's about a 4 hour flight. I was disappointed to find out that on US Airways, you have to pay for wifi. I'm exhausted and nauseated and really just wanted to watch "You Got Mail", but not enough to pay for it. I did however, spend the time looking at Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen. It's a sweet book with good looking recipes. I'd glanced at it when I got it in November, but now that I have my handy dandy iPad, it was funner to read.


(My surgically altered ankle after running yesterday and having it down all day.)
Once we arrived, the hotel shuttle was not in the location as stated. So, we had to go to another part and was rushing to get there. Once we got to the hotel, we just wanted to eat, jacuzzi, and sleep. We had burgers at Ruby Tuesday's, got in the whirpool, showered, and crashed. 

Day 2 has gone much better. After 10 hours of sleeping, we got up to find snow on the grown and then proceeded to get fixed up. At 10am we met with the possible employer. This is at a university, where B is currently working to obtain his MBA. They were wanting him to handle fundraising from an alumni and help find internships for graduate students in exchange for having his tuition paid and a portion of the money brought in from the fundraising. They've added more responsibilities that were not mentioned in their initial conversation, so I'm not sure how this is going to work. Today we were to spend the day making the database of alumni, thinking that it would take all day...I did it in 3 hours (toot toot). The administrator was pretty impressed. So, the Business Administrator for the school took us to lunch and after a lengthy conversation, brought us back to the hotel. We were unable to get a car as we thought since we were going to have this extra time we may as well go downtown. It's windy and freezing so a car is a must! Except, there's no rental cars to be found. So, we are going to watch a movie and last night's Duck Dynasty on my iPad, go back to the jacuzzi, and get to bed early. 
(We saw about 500 geese flying yesterday in the V formation. I'm not sure of their direction, but since it was 74 degrees in Atlanta today, I'd guess South.)

Tomorrow we see the possible rental house, tour the school, and meet the head guy for dinner. I'm praying that God will help the school as well as B and I make the best decision for our family. 

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like an adventure! Just now getting on to read for the first time in months! How did you like Denver??

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  2. I loved it! We will be going frequently now that we are working with the college.

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