Monday, June 10, 2013

Great American Road Trip - Day 1 (5/25) - To Denver

Judy and I walked to the Shrewsbury MetroLink station from her house, and then took the train to the airport.  We grabbed lunch then boarded our 2:30 flight to Denver, where we met up with Galen, who had arrived earlier from Seattle.  We took the shuttle to the Budget car rental place to pick up the car that I had reserved and add the other two to the list of approved drivers.  We got a bit of a scare when the attendant told us that they didn't have any intermediate cars available (which is what I had reserved) and they would have to give us a pickup truck.  This was not acceptable, as the gas mileage would be horrible for our road trip, and we told him as much.  He tried again, and was able to snag a Toyota Corolla that had just been returned.

After getting our Corolla, we drove to our Courtyard by Marriott hotel to check in and stow our gear.  We then made the short drive over to Dick's Sporting Goods Park, where we arrived about 15 minutes before the 7:00 game between the Colorado Rapids and Chivas USA.  The Rapids won 2-0, and Galen was able to get the scarf he bought during the game signed by Atiba Harris.  Afterward we drove over to the Shops at Northfield Stapleton and grabbed a late dinner at Qdoba, before heading back to the hotel, where I was tucked in by 11:30.

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