The day after our arrival, Juan Carlos lent us his car for visiting the town (the U-Haul was a pain in the ass to park!) and we visited the Denver Art Museum (realized by Gio’ Ponti and, for the new part, Daniel Libeskind), the Conference Center and a bank of Charles Deaton. In this last location we found an interesting military shop and we digged in… some hours later we got out of the store with a set of bags full of clothes!
In the evening we met with Juan Carlos and his family for dinner. Then we helped him to move in his new house filling up our U-Hauuul.
Next day we met Juan Carlos at the University of Mines (in Golden) where he works. He was a perfect host and guided us through his department and the University. In the afternoon we visited on our own the University of Colorado in Boulder (the classes start in few days and the campus was in ferment!), the Center for Atmospheric Research (realized by I.M.Pei) and we tried to visit the “Sleeper House” of Charles Deaton but was impossible to reach it because of the strict private property policy around it.
In the evening we moved to “LoDo” (The Lower Downtown of Denver), a very cool area of the city with many old bricks buildings, transformed in lofts, art galleries, pubs, a good place where we drank some beer, played pool and listened to some good live jazz music!
Friday morning we returned the U-Haul and went to visit the MCA Denver (a very interesting museum designed by David Adjaye); after this visit we headed to the Airport to take the new car we rented: they gave us a electric blue Dodge Caliber . In the afternoon we met for the last time Juan Carlos and his family to give him back his car and great them for the last time before continuing our trip.
Now we are on the road again, next stop: Iowa!