Take Me To Colorado

Last month I had the opportunity to visit Colorado. I went out there for a graduate workshop, but you best believe I took advantage of seeing the sights.

I decided to relay my adventures in a series of photos. Scroll to enjoy!

Outside Boulder, CO.

Outside Boulder, CO.

Downtown Denver. Every male in Denver wore jeans and gingham. This is partially defensible because there is no humidity. But you still sweat. False advertising.

Downtown Denver. Every male in Denver wore jeans and gingham. This is partially defensible because there is no humidity. But you still sweat. False advertising.

Total tourist shot of Larimer Square. (But it was a red light!)

Total tourist shot of Larimer Square. (But it was a red light!)

Larimer Square. Funny anecdote: While walking down the sidewalk, someone asked me for the time. I replied, "No, thank you," and only a block later realized what they had asked me.

Larimer Square.

Funny anecdote: While walking down the sidewalk, someone asked me for the time. I replied, "No, thank you," and only a block later realized what they had asked me.

Central Park. Jk, just the Denver skyline. I went running here. My one goal when I went to Colorado was to be able to run at that altitude. I did it. For a mile.

Central Park. Jk, just the Denver skyline.

I went running here. My one goal when I went to Colorado was to be able to run at that altitude. I did it. For a mile.

This park hosted a collection of vagrants. They all smelled voguishly of weed.

This park hosted a collection of vagrants. They all smelled voguishly of weed.

Denver is the basis for the Capitol in "The Hunger Games." And here is the capital (at least I think that's what this is?).

Denver is the basis for the Capitol in "The Hunger Games." And here is the capital (at least I think that's what this is?).

My friend took me to a lounge on the 27th floor of a hotel for dinner my first night there. This is the sunset we saw.

My friend took me to a lounge on the 27th floor of a hotel for dinner my first night there. This is the sunset we saw.

When I first touched down in Colorado, the Rockies sort of disappointed me. However, this sunset.

When I first touched down in Colorado, the Rockies sort of disappointed me. However, this sunset.

BUT REALLY, THIS SUNSET

BUT REALLY, THIS SUNSET

I'm obsessed with clouds.

I'm obsessed with clouds.

Ever since I saw "Castaway," I have sought a stoplight where the land stretches endlessly around it. This is halfway there (there's a community of houses behind the camera.)

Ever since I saw "Castaway," I have sought a stoplight where the land stretches endlessly around it. This is halfway there (there's a community of houses behind the camera.)

The beginning of another spectacular sunset.

The beginning of another spectacular sunset.

Another night, another sunset. Also, a car company should pay me for this shot.

Another night, another sunset. Also, a car company should pay me for this shot.

Don't stop.

Don't stop.

About 30 minutes to the west of Boulder. I went running beside this. It sounds poetic to say I jogged by oil fields.

About 30 minutes to the west of Boulder. I went running beside this. It sounds poetic to say I jogged by oil fields.

On a whim I convinced my friend to drive me to Cheyenne, WY. Here is my evidence. It was not worth it. (This is the capital.)

On a whim I convinced my friend to drive me to Cheyenne, WY. Here is my evidence. It was not worth it. (This is the capital.)

A diner in Cheyenne. Only thing not depressing about the state.

A diner in Cheyenne. Only thing not depressing about the state.

Children's park in Boulder.

Children's park in Boulder.

Beautiful in a Windows Vista sort of way. This is what they call the Great Plains. Colorado is a lot flatter than I expected - at least when you're not in the Rockies.

Beautiful in a Windows Vista sort of way. This is what they call the Great Plains. Colorado is a lot flatter than I expected - at least when you're not in the Rockies.

Someone's backyard in Boulder.

Someone's backyard in Boulder.

"Let's go for a hike-ike, let's go get away"

"Let's go for a hike-ike, let's go get away"

Peekaboo.

Peekaboo.

I mean . . . Is this Yellowstone?

I mean . . . Is this Yellowstone?

"Everywhere the light touches is yours, Simba."

"Everywhere the light touches is yours, Simba."

My shoes after I hiked for two hours.

My shoes after I hiked for two hours.

I sort of wanted to see Sasquach, but I guess this will do.

I sort of wanted to see Sasquach, but I guess this will do.

Restaurant where they put fancy water on everyone's table - but you had to pay if you opened it. What is this, a stocked hotel fridge?

Restaurant where they put fancy water on everyone's table - but you had to pay if you opened it. What is this, a stocked hotel fridge?

A mountain town. (Boulder, CO)

A mountain town. (Boulder, CO)

Otherwise known as hell.

Otherwise known as hell.

Okay, bye, I guess.

Okay, bye, I guess.