Safe Arrival in Denver

another adventure begins ...

The travel arrangements all worked smoothly, despite some congestion on the M25. British Airways looked after us superbly well – the 9 hour flight sped by and I managed to actually sleep on a plane for probably the first time ever! Denver airport covers an area of 53 miles. It is the largest airport in the States apparently – massive! The free shuttle bus took us to the Hilton Double Tree in half an hour, driving through wide open prairie country – This was a surprise – I had expected it to be all built up? The hotel is 5 miles from

Downtown Denver, so we haven’t actually had a glimpse of the Mile High City yet. The signature warm choc chip cookie was all we needed for supper and we quickly fell into a deep and dreamless sleep on a bank of feather pillows. the time difference evaporated, largely thanks to a very comfortable flight. Customs was very slick – helped by a self serve check-in machines – a big contrast to the experience we had in Seattle last time. Within minutes, we were being warmly welcomed by the usual assortment of friendly Americans, all admiring our accents.

Clock Tower Denver
Clock Tower - Mile High City
I was struck by the pictures of Indians that lined the walls of Denver airport.   It was late and I was too tired to pull the camera out (hopefully, there will be a chance on the way back), but I am very keen to find out more about these people. Beautiful names and faces – all so distinctive to their own tribe – Navahoe, Apache and many more. I want to discover their story …
The hotel welcome sheet was interesting too. On the back was a set of instructions about marijuana. I think the law may have recently changed here and it is legal in Colarado now?
Hilton Double Tree Denver Colorado Law
Colorado Marijuana Laws

Denver in one day awaits – that is some “To Do” list!