People- it's time to move. To Denver.
I've been to Denver several times now and I honestly say that it's one of my favorite American cities. I think San Diego still edges it out for the top spot, but a couple more weekends like this past one and I'm ready to give it serious #1 consideration.
1- The weather was sick. 90 and sunny with no humidity during the day, perfect for the pool or rafting. 73 and breezy at night, perfect for going out.
2- All sorts of interesting people. I was riding in a cab and saw a monkey riding a bike, followed by a clown on a unicycle, followed by a chick on stilts. This didn't seem to catch anyone's attention but me. The cabbie? He just worked weekends beacuse he's a stock analyst at Wells Fargo during the week. He runs a cab to get extra money to pay off student loans quicker... see? More interesting.
3- You can still get baseball. Sure, it's Rockies shit- but it's not like you'd be deprived of MLB if we went out there.
4- I don't smoke weed, but you do. And it's pretty much legal. As far as I can tell, the requirement to get a medical marujuana card is this: ask for one. People are smoking wide open in Denver.
I could go on, but I think that's enough. Can you give me even 2 reasons we should stay in STL? Besides the Cardinals? And is that really a reason right now?
From what I can tell, the Cards flipped that switch and pretty much kicked the Giant's asses after a pretty lousy Friday night game. I'm not here to break any of this down. I know as much as the fine fans at Twitter were telling me. And to be quite frank, the times I checked that thing were sparse. I was taking shots of Jameson and regailing people about our whitewater adventure at death river.
Here's a video. It was instense.
We made it out. Barely. That guide was really underselling that particular rapid. In fact, she said she was already bailing on us when my buddy Bo, the guy on the right with me, and I went high side, yanked those other two wimps to saftey and saved the trip.
Otherwise? Well, it's death river. I'd be dead.
Congratulations to Jim and Lin, BTW. They don't read this site and didn't even know I was a writer, so they'll never see this. But whatever. Free booze in DENVAHHH!
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