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A long-due post + Colorado trip

Posted by on July 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm under catogories [PersonalTravel] and tags. 2 Comments.

There are days when everything is under control. When the sun seems to be waiting for your foot to show up out of the bed sheets and onto the bedroom floor in order to rise. When the birds are waiting for your house door to open in order to sing a mesmerizing symphony.

And then, there are the days when nothing is under control. In fact, everything is so out of control, that even the thought of attempting to put things into order would scare away more than a few. Those are the days on which it’ll be shiny until the moment you are too far from your home to go back and grab that umbrella. But those also happen to be the days when I like to test my sprinting skills.

Yes. Somehow, in a world in which it is tough to stay dry and to still be on time, I do believe it’s possible to have it all: the umbrella, the bus, and the workout. And that’s why, I try to keep everything together just as small children amuse themselves trying to keep as much water as they can in their little hands, doing their best to prevent it from escaping from in between their fingers.

Of course, trying to keep everything together is not always that amusing. The last 3 weeks have been challenging as I discovered that “Intensive” Intermediate Arabic feels much more “Intensive” than any other fast-paced language course I’ve taken at that level. I’ve barely had time to do anything apart from it and have pretty much deserted my blog for that time. However, there’s just another one day and one week left till I’m done with it, and I promise you to quickly catch up with posting!

In the meantime, I’ve posted in my gallery pictures from my end of June Colorado trip.

My husband and I had taken an early flight, so we arrived in downtown Denver just in time for lunch. We took the free bus ride:

Denver Free Mall Ride

And then, we sat in the Cheesecake Factory. We started out with drinks.

Stawberry Piña Colada

Amusingly, that pink thing turned out to be my hubby’s. He had no idea what it’d look like when he ordered it, but, based on taste, it sounded good. Of course, I had a sip (or two… alright, maybe more like 3 or 4), and I can say that indeed it was quite good — quite like a stawberry Piña Colada.

For me, a classic Mimosa:


Then came the appetizer dish: sliders! Unfortunately, we were too hungry to think of taking a picture with the actual plate full of all of its 4 sliders. We somehow managed to wait a minute before making the last one disappear:

Beef sliders

And then, main course. A Cobb salad for mister:

Cobb Salad

And a special Chicken salad for me:

Chicken Salad

As you can guess, we barely managed to finish half of our salads. It was time for a walk.

Visiting downtown Denver was a very pleasant experience. It was clean and pretty, and people were friendly.

Downtown Denver

Oh, and lots of “pianos” :) :


We saw all of those literally in just the first 10 minutes of our walk.

Among the other cool things we saw:

Downtown Denver
Downtown Denver

Downtown Denver
Free tickets we were handed while walking around…

Coors Field
Coors Field, home of the Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies

The Onion
The Onion
The Onion

And lots of green everywhere:

Downtown Denver
Downtown Denver

Of course, in the middle of our walk we had to refresh ourselves due to the hot weather:

Mocha Frappuccino
Mocha Frappuccino

And then, we also rewarded ourselves as evening came:


It was definitely a great day, and I was quite happy to finally visit Denver.

I will also, hopefully, be posting my Cancun pictures soon — or at least, after I write all those other posts I’ve been talking to you about… One thing is for sure: I’ll have to hurry up, because, just this past weekend, we have finalized some more trips which are to occur in August and in October:

  • Two to Chicago (one is a “mileage run”! — more on this topic in another post)
  • A vacation to Puerto Rico!!!
  • And another trip to France…

I’m really hopeful I’ll be able to add an extra trip or two (say LA for some events or NYC for fun), but we’ll see. For now, I’d better get going 😉 Until next post — have fun!


  • Seb

    North American cities are so different from what we have in Europe. Margaritas are just the same though! When you guys come to France, you have to visit the South West especially Bordeaux area.
    Looking forward to hear about the evolution of your sleeping schedule.

    • http://bohemiantranscendence.com Claudie

      Yes, margaritas are something you can rely on to be the same pretty much the same everywhere :) North American cities are definitely different from the ones in Europe, but I'd say that they also differ a lot among each other depending on where you go. It's quite interesting to try and compare them.
      I'll be posting soon about my sleeping schedule 😉

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