Monday, 28 March 2011
I Love Denver In the Spring (or Ode to I-70)
Mile High Blues was this weekend! Wooo hoo! Loved seeing my dance friends again. Hadn't seen many of them since I left Utah in 2009 to go back to England. Was wonderful to reconnect. And had a fantastic time dancing til the wee small hours of the morning. The best blues is always around 3 am. Ended up with some mild trauma driving home, though. Oh, and by "home" I really mean campus, to teach! I still haven't been to my place. Won't get there til sometime after 7 this evening. But, I-70 was a solid wall of snow from Denver to Grand Junction. Took us 3 extra hours to drive it, since we could only go between 25 and 45 MPH the whole way. Not fun. And even at that, we ended up spinning out, doing a 180 in the road! Fortunately we were going really slow, so we didn't have any problems. Just a bit of excitement. And it was the best possible location. Flat area, no cliff, no traffic... as perfect a spinout as you could have. We didn't even leave the road! We just basically spun around to face the other way. Seems like I always have this trouble driving home from Mile High Blues. Must be trying to tell me something.... like I should stay in Denver with the awesome dancing.