I am in Colorado right now, yup, you guessed it from the title of the post.
My big sister just had her first child, and boy is she a cutie. They just happen to live in Denver, where I lived for a year after college (coloradocollege.edu) and it is nice to be here for a short visit. I have Monday off from work and took Friday off and am here for about three days total. I will have a picture for you of me holding her in the next post, promise. Right now the only pictures are on J's camera.
It just so happens that my 5 year college reunion is taking place an hour south of here in Colorado Springs this weekend too. That made two great reasons to come out here this weekend.
I was very apprehensive about the reunion. I haven't been very communicative with people from college since law school and now work and wedding planning have swallowed my life, so I didn't register for any events, I didn't plan in advance what I was going to do, and I certainly didn't tell anyone or e-mail them back about me going. In fact, I was on the fence about going until I actually walked out the door of my sister's apartment, and did the 70 odd mile drive I used to know so well. That was the first sock it to you memory lane moment I had on this trip. College friends and I did that drive probably a 100 times and I did it alone a bit too. I went through Denver, down to Castle Rock-at that point you know its only 40 miles to go. Then you hit the Black Hole in between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs-it's still there-15 or so miles of nothingness. Then you hit the top of Monument Hill-18 miles or so to go until what used to be home-the campus. Then you hit downtown and get off and there you are!
I was at a bar off campus-I didn't even drive through campus-it was too dark and I won't get there.
I walked into the downstairs after easily finding a parking spot less than a block away-C Springs is nothing like Boston, and walked in. Downstairs there was NO ONE I recognized-uh oh was my first thought, this is going to be the bust I feared. I walked upstairs and the room was full of people I recognized. I was afraid I was going to spend a half hour to an hour at that point still walking around the room awkardly saying hi to people and doing the what have you been up to in the last 5 years. That was thankfully not the case. I had a great time. I wandered around upstairs for a minute or so, looking for the nametags, I was going to violate my no nametags policy but they were out-when I was greeted by a friend saying "Oh my God, it's Becca!" From there, I spent the night catching up with that group of friends and talking to a few other close friends here and there and all in all, I am glad I went.
I also learned that none of that group of friends have really talked to a particular friend in a good while. She's kind of disappeared off the face of the earth from all of us who were her closest friends. I was sad about that for a while and now I am going to try again to get in touch with her again just to see if she wants to get in touch with me at least again. It's weird going from talking to or seeing someone every day to having no idea where they are in the world.
Today, I plan on going to an Obama rally then look at bridesmaid dresses with Jess, then come back here to watch the Red Sox hopefully beat those (Devil) Rays again! We might get Thai food from my favorite Thai restaurant here too!
Happy Knitting! I did a little work on my second sock-what will be the first when I rip the now first one out, it's nearing completion.