Friday, July 9, 2010

Pre-RomCon: The Denver Arrival

This is a friendly hello from the Mile High City (I really want to say Mile High Club). Can I just say how happy I am to be in Denver where it's actually cool enough to wear a sweater? Such a relief from the steam bath I've been putting up with in New Jersey.

Waking up at 4am to catch a 7am flight is not my idea of fun, but I can't really complain since the flight was less than 3 hours and I got a great deal of reading and writing done. But as of now I'm experiencing major jet lag and lack of sleep. So if half of this post doesn't make sense, that's the reason why.

Some dancing statue near downtown Denver

Since one of my roommates, Stacey Agdern @nystacey and I arrived at the Denver Int'l airport at the same time, we met each other and took a shuttle to the Crowne Plaza hotel where we would meet our other roommate, agent extraordinaire, Louise Fury. As for the hotel, it's on the outskirts of Denver basically in the middle of nowhere. So in order to get to where all the action is, you must take a taxi downtown. For the low price of $35, you can grab a taxi, which takes about 20 minutes from the hotel in the Denver boonies.

Mho has his bed all picked out

And now for the downtown Denver fun in pictures. Because we were starving, we walked along the mall walkway which is 17 quaint blocks long with very nice restaurants and stores called the 16th Street Mall. The place we stopped to eat had a very nice bathroom and recognizable faces guarding the bathrooms.

Snow White keeps watch over the ladies' room

And Superman watches the mens' room

Some funky looking monkey dude at the restaurant

As we walked down the walkway, we noticed colorfully painted pianos. We just had to stop and take a few pictures to show off the art work:

Stacey and Louise/ Stacey and me looking fabulous

And just because we needed something sweet, we just had to get some gelato. The peanut butter gelato was excellent!

After a few hours of having fun, we headed back to the hotel where not only did we head down to the hotel bar/lounge for some drinks, but we got some complimentary drink cards! (and any drink was up for grabs)

After Mho was well rested, he came down to join us and posed (the photo sheep ho that he is) with a few well known ladies:

Author Carolyn Crane of one of KB's favorite debut novel (Mind Games) shares the love with Mho

Joy from Joyfully Reviewed. Mho sure does love to snuggle.

We also chatted and shared many laughs with Heather from Heather's Books and Felicia from The Geeky Blogger.

It was quite the fun filled packed day right before RomCon. Tomorrow is sure to be even more fun when everyone arrives. I'm hoping after a good night's sleep, I will be bright eyed and hyper to enjoy RomCon and everyone who's attending.

Much more to report from Denver and the fun times in store!



KMont said...

Glad you made it there safely and are already having fun! Get some rest and give us more reports. :D

Smokinhotbooks said...

At first glance I thought the drink cards were condoms.

Looks like fun!

WickedLilPixie said...

I'm with KC, I so thought those were condoms. Have a blast for all of us!

firepages said...

I agree with KC. Lol. Mho is such a player! So glad you arrived safely.

RO said...

Sounds like a fun time already and the cool weather after the heat wave on the East Coast has got to be fabulous! FREE drinks! Yippeeee!!!

orannia said...

Glad you & Mho arrived safely KB! And peanut butter gelato?