Flashback Friday: Denver Snow!

Flashback Friday is a picture series where we “flashback” to some of our memories – from either from our prior travel or from home. We hope you’ll enjoy some of our remembrances! 

This week we have been reading about big snows all over the US! It made us remember some of our big storms in Denver. This one happened in the first winter since moving back to Denver. Eric wondered what he was getting himself into!

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Home for the Holidays in Denver!

We managed to split the Christmas holiday, flying to Denver on Christmas day. We had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends in Denver.

We enjoyed a Christmas dinner with family,

Experienced a white Christmas,

Took a snowy trip up the mountain to visit our cabin,

 

caught up with friends old and new (really sad that somehow we didn’t manage to get any pictures from friends from school… boo!),

celebrated the new year in our traditional style,

ate Ethiopian food,

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celebrated a special birthday,

looked at pictures from a RTW that helped inspire our own (see more in an upcoming post),

and reevaluated and repacked our bags (see upcoming posts!)

It was so nice to see everyone and enjoy some of our favorite things from home!

Denver to New York via Dallas

The very first leg of our journey involved a very early trip to the airport. Our flight from Denver left at 5:50 am, so we were up by about 3:30. We had everything packed the night before, so it wasn’t too bad. The only almost problem was that Eric couldn’t find his watch. It took the whole family searching (we had stayed at Della’s parents’ house the night before) frantically to find it at the last minute!

We were able to have a short layover in Dallas which was excellent. Eric’s sister Suzanne made the drive out to the airport so we could spend a little time with her. We enjoyed seeing her, especially because next time we do she will be a mom!

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We arrived into LaGuardia in NYC where we took the M60 bus into Manhattan.  From there we were able to get on the 6 line to meet Jon (a friend of ours from college). We had an enjoyable afternoon with him, seeing his apartment, meeting his dog, and eating at the Third Avenue Ale House where we both sampled local brews from New York.

In the evening, we took the 6 to the E out to Jamaica where we caught the LIRR out to Bridgehampton where we will spend our first few nights away from home with Della’s uncle Richard! We have never been to the Hamptons before and are excited to relax by the beach and pool.