All posts tagged: Denver

Continental Divide

The Highest I’ve Ever Been (Denver, obviously)

It’s a good thing that I don’t harbor any secret aspirations to climb Mount Everest.  Firstly, my mother would probably kill me.  Secondly, a weekend in Colorado has forced me to admit that high altitudes do not agree with me. Actually it might be all of the complimentary champagne that doesn’t agree with me.  And the wine.  And the chocolates.  But what was I supposed to do?  Say “no” when the nice man from Vail Resorts offered me a glass of champagne to take with me for the second leg of my gondola journey to 12,000 feet?  I don’t think so.  In fact, I helped myself to a cookie as well and it’s a good thing I did because the cookie came with a napkin and I got my first of several nose bleeds a few minutes later. Nonetheless, it’s been a fantastic weekend.  I’m in love with Denver.  And Vail Resorts.  And road rallies, especially road rallies in which the winners gets free iPhones. (Yes, I got a free iPhone.  And a free Scottevest.  …

King deluxe at the Oxford

Heaven is a Down Pillow- Or Six

I have officially died and gone to heaven.  And by heaven, I mean Denver, Colorado.  Specifically The Oxford Hotel, a luxury “boutique” hotel in the heart of LoDo (which I now know means Lower Downtown—the epicenter of all things cool in the Mile-High City). Having never spent the night in luxury boutique hotel before, it took me a little while to get the hang of things: yes, the water bottle they give you when you check in is free.  And yes, the town car that’s going to pick you up in the morning is also free.  The entire staff is so nice that I’m convinced they’re on something and don’t even get me started on the pillows. Oh the pillows. The Oxford actually has a pillow menu but the standard down feather model was pretty darn good as far as I was concerned.  Especially as I had six of them, plus a bolster, plus a down comforter and an entire king-sized bed all to myself. Given that the Oxford was built in the 19th century, …