I landed in Denver, CO yesterday for GopherCon 2017. I’ve never been to Denver before. I didn’t know what to expect upon landing. I had heard things, of course. Mostly through what I hear in the media. So, naturally, the only thing I knew was that Marjuana was legal and widely available through shops all over the state. What I wasn’t expecting, however, was what I saw upon approach to land at the airport. Miles and miles of flat farm land with a beautiful backdrop of snow capped mountains. The second thing that struck me was how laid back the airport atmosphere was. It’s quite possibly the least busy airport I’ve been to in recent memory. The final thing that struck me which I’ll mention here is the city. Denver is one of the most beautiful cities in the I’ve yet visited in the United States. I was fortunate to have time after dinner to go for a walk and look around. The city is clean. The people are friendly and the architecture of the buildings around the capital is gorgeous, rivaled only by those I’ve seen in Washington, DC.
If the first night in town is any indication of what’s to come, I look forward to the rest of my stay with great excitement.