Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, Monday...

Good morning world..

Won't you join me for a cup of wake-up juice as we chat?

I Live in the beautiful city of Denver,Colorado..also called the Mile High City because of it's altitude..5,280 feet above sea level. How ironic..a Florida beach girl goes from sea level, leaving behind the sugary white sands and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico for the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains!

That was almost five years ago. Still it seems like yesterday driving my old red Toyota 4-runner across country from Florida to Denver! The temperature was heavenly in April,making the trip truly comfortable. It had been many years since making my first trip to Aspen, Colorado,so seeing the mountains suddenly appear on the horizon was a joyful surprise! The song "America The Beautiful" came to mind as I viewed the many differences of terrain,flora and fauna.

Upon arriving in Denver, my car loaded with necessities, I quickly settled into apartment living while waiting for my shipped clothing to arrive. Bear in mind,I left Florida in April where summer temps were already the norm. Denver had very little humidity with daytime temps an enjoyable sunny 60 degrees. Night temps were still in the low 40's. So imagine my surprise and delight to awaken to SNOW !! Such a pretty scene.. snowflakes, BIG floppy wet flakes covering everything in sight..creating a sparkling fairyland! Grabbing my camera, this had to be documented..MY FIRST SNOW! The novelty quickly wore off as snow continued falling..and falling throughout the day.. accumulating to a total of TWO FEET!

Remember I mentioned awaiting for my clothes to arrive? Here I am, watching it snow, knowing sandals and sneakers were my only shoes and sweatshirts were the extent of my WINTER outerwear!!! ..and not a single pair of socks!! Quickly my shopping list began to materialize.
a lightweight down parka,boots, SOCKS, gloves..scarves, hats..
It was then I realized,my garage was NOT attached..that meant a trek through two-feet deep snow to the garage..and I am ONLY 5'2" tall!! Just imagine me slogging through snow, up to my ying-yang, wearing sneakers, jeans and a sweatshirt on a sunny April day! I can laugh now, back then it was not the least bit funny! But as quickly as the snow appeared,once it stopped falling out came the sunshine and within hours, the streets were clear and passable, and life quickly resumed it's normal pace...

And thus began my adventures in the Mile High City of Denver.


  1. Good Morning, Lou! How exciting to be one of the first to comment on your new blog!!! I think that you will find this is fun! Also, I think that others will be interested to read your blog and enjoy your pictures. I will be back to check you out often! Welcome to the World of Blogging!!!

  2. Thanks DY!
    Your positive encouragement is well appreciated..hopefully,I will provide a different perspective to living in such a beautiful , diverse city and state. Please invite your friends to join us as we explore this scenic wonderland..through the seasons..viewed through the eyes of a flatlander!

  3. Happened by Dorothy's blog and saw the link. Welcome to blog world and I will be back to follow along! Enjoyed your story a lot...

  4. and p.s. I always find it fun to follow a blog from the first post to see it develop.

  5. Hey Lou, Sweet Dorothy sent me over here. Welcome to the "addictive" world of blogging. I enjoyed reading your post and look forward to hearing more about your adventures. My hubbie and I love the beach but we love the mountains too. Hope you enjoy blogging.

  6. Lou, welcome to the world of blogging....I am a Texas girl, who's heart is in Colorado. We have a place outside a small town called Hartsel, we rent it out in the summer months, and get to enjoy it about 2-3 times a year. So, as you won't be confused about my blog title, that is my story in a nutshell. I am so glad to met you!! You will love blogging. My aunt who turns 80 next week, started blogging in April, and when I say she has not been the same since...well that is an understatement.

    Your blog is beautiful! I love your header....makes me homesick as I sit here in the 99 degree heat in Texas.

    Welcome again....I am going to be following your journey!

  7. Hi Lou, welcome to Blogger. I am looking forward to more stories and especially your beautiful photos.

  8. I have come here via Dorthy's blog and so believe I will be following your blog from now on.Have fun.

  9. A hearty welcome to you from near Atlanta, Georgia Lou! Dorothy is a treasured blogging friend of mine and I am delighted to meet you. I have been blogging for about a year and it has been a wonderful, blessed experience. I look forward to following you.

  10. Thanks for the warm wishes and delightful welcomes to the world of blogging..
    haven't quite figured out all the bells and whistles..but am learning as I go..
    now.. for one on ones..
    Mildred..I own property in Clay County AL..roughly one -two hours from Atlanta..
    really miss the Applachian Springtime with dogwoods, redbuds and wild honeysuckle..
    the property is 85 acres on a watershed lake,it encompasses three fourths of the shoreline and has excellent fishing and hunting..
    plus has wild flame azaleas..
    it is located between the towns of Lineville and Ashland.
    ColoradoLady..Texas has two loves of mine:
    bluebonnets and George Strait! 'Nuff said!
    and ladies ..thanks again..
    same time/same place tomorrow?

  11. Hi Lou, I'm Molly from Mississippi, I love going to Dorothy's blog today I saw where she was telling about a new blog friend, so of course I had to stop by and say WELCOME, so glad to meet ya.

  12. Welcome Lou! So glad Dorothy found you-she is a Gem!
    Looking forward to more great pictures - your header picture is beautiful. What a change for you from FL to CO.
    Jen; from Northern Kentucky and an Arizona Snowbird.