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.