This past weekend, I took a mini vacation to the city of Denver, Colorado with one of my best friends, Matt, who I’ve mentioned in previous blogs. This wasn’t just some random vacation; it was a writing retreat. Months ago, we started storyboarding a book series, but, due to schedules and work, it sat on the shelf for a bit. We decided to go on a quick weekend trip somewhere to rekindle the fire that we had started previously. I must say, it was one of the best trips I have ever taken.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Denver. I knew it was a big city and that it was very popular amongst everyone that I’d talked to about it. However, I’m not one to be easily impressed, especially by cities. Usually they are just all the same. This was not the case with Denver. For probably the first time in my life, I was jaw-dropped by the beauty of a city. Aside from the aesthetics, it is also one of the cleanest places I’ve ever been. I don’t think I saw a single piece of trash or debris on the road. I didn’t even see any gum stomped into the pavement. That alone was just remarkable. In addition to the cleanliness, the architecture was breathtaking. There was a wonderful mix of ultramodern buildings with older ones that gave you a wonderful look into the city’s history.
We got there early Friday morning and got to our Airbnb. The house we stayed in was truly inspiring. I posted some pictures of it on my Instagram. You can find the link here. I almost didn’t want to leave the home itself during the whole trip. It was just full of color and history. I really hope you go and look at the pictures. They are also on Facebook, and you can find the link below this blog on mobile, or to the right if you’re on a PC.
Denver is full of cute, modern restaurants that, again, complement its history. The restaurant we ate at on Saturday evening used to be an old Prohibition speakeasy. It was an Italian place, and the food was divine. It’s called Gaetano’s, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Denver. Make sure you get a reservation though; you’ll need it.
Friday evening, we started revisiting the concept of our book, making sure we were still on the same page that we’d left off on months before. We had one more discussion on Saturday, and then we started writing. Finally, the ink has hit the parchment, or, in this case, the finger has hit the key. Starting a new book is so exciting. I honestly feel that this book is going to be one to look for when it’s released. I am not saying that because it’s our book; I’m saying that because the concept is new and fresh and will be very captivating. When you read this book, you’ll feel like you’re watching a movie.
I am so happy that we took this trip. It was very, very eye-opening, and it provided the inspiration to start our book that we were looking for. Next time you are considering a trip to a new place, I really recommend visiting Denver. I’m currently typing this on my flight home, on Sunday afternoon. My time in Denver was not long enough. Had I known how much I’d love it, I would have set aside more time to stay. I will be visiting again, and next time will be for longer.
Thanks for reading my blog, and I hope you take a few seconds of your time to check out some of my pictures on Instagram that I’ll link again here. If you don’t have Instagram, they are on my Facebook page as well.
Hasta La Pasta,