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Don't bother asking who I am... I don't even know. Hey, everbody. It's been a long time. What's happening?

 

I have a week long training in Denver next week to learn how to do brain surgery, and wanted to know if anybody wanted to sign up for a free craniotomy while I was in town? Actually, I was wondering if some of the local folks would drop some knowledge policy-style on the places to go and the stuff to see. Unfortunately, no Rockies games while I am in town. What are the cool restaurants and bars in town? What are the must-see spots in Denver? Where are the cool hiking trails to see the Rockies?

 

Also, if any of you local fellars want to get together and grab a beer or twenty, I'd definitely be down for that. Hollah at yo boy.

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Don't bother asking who I am... I don't even know. Hey, everbody. It's been a long time. What's happening?

 

I have a week long training in Denver next week to learn how to do brain surgery, and wanted to know if anybody wanted to sign up for a free craniotomy while I was in town? Actually, I was wondering if some of the local folks would drop some knowledge policy-style on the places to go and the stuff to see. Unfortunately, no Rockies games while I am in town. What are the cool restaurants and bars in town? What are the must-see spots in Denver? Where are the cool hiking trails to see the Rockies?

 

Also, if any of you local fellars want to get together and grab a beer or twenty, I'd definitely be down for that. Hollah at yo boy.

 

:D

 

where you stayin? downtown? i'll pass on the brain surgery (for now), but take you up on the beers.

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Az! I was hoping you'd be around. I am not even sure yet where it is... the Marriott Courtyards in Louisville, CO? I assume that's close?

 

I am going with another guy from our OR and we have a rental car. Plus, he's had gastric bypass surgery, so he's my designated dumbass...errrrrm, driver.

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Az! I was hoping you'd be around. I am not even sure yet where it is... the Marriott Courtyards in Louisville, CO? I assume that's close?

 

I am going with another guy from our OR and we have a rental car. Plus, he's had gastric bypass surgery, so he's my designated dumbass...errrrrm, driver.

 

that's out by where atomic lives, kinda. toward boulder. i'm sure at least bier and atomic will be in for a night of boozin and cavortin. as far as recommendations on stuff to do...depends what sort of thing you're looking for. i'd say...go up to pearl street in boulder and laugh at the other hippie phreaks. drive a few miles over through superior and check out eldorado canyon. if you want more of an all-day, outdoor mountain kind of activity, maybe drive up to rocky mountain national park. all the development out where you're staying is pretty new, so it's all suburban strip mall kind of stuff, which can make the eating options somewhat bland. there's a mexican place called "hacienda" at US36 and church ranch you should check out. besides that, i can't think of much.

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bastage!

 

i am now down in denver. would love to try to grab a drink with you.

 

some of my favorite restaurants in denver:

rioja

rialto

panzanos

venice

bistro vendome

lime

cru

 

bars:

i like falling rock tap house

sports column

celtic tavern

 

to do:

get out and see the mountains........

breck, vail, idaho springs, estes park

 

boulder is fun for a day or so...good restaurants around:

ten ten

jill's

black bear

lots of others i haven't tried...atomic can prob give you more.

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that's out by where atomic lives, kinda. toward boulder. i'm sure at least bier and atomic will be in for a night of boozin and cavortin. as far as recommendations on stuff to do...depends what sort of thing you're looking for. i'd say...go up to pearl street in boulder and laugh at the other hippie phreaks. drive a few miles over through superior and check out eldorado canyon. if you want more of an all-day, outdoor mountain kind of activity, maybe drive up to rocky mountain national park. all the development out where you're staying is pretty new, so it's all suburban strip mall kind of stuff, which can make the eating options somewhat bland. there's a mexican place called "hacienda" at US36 and church ranch you should check out. besides that, i can't think of much.

 

Cool, thanks for the heads-up. Truthfully, I am just happy to be going to the big city, but I've never been to Denver. Living here, the options on eating and seeing stuff can get pretty limited. I heard there was a cool Morrocan joint in Denver, and a good Ethiopian place. I fly in Sunday afternoon, have conferences all day Monday thru Thursday, until about 5, and don't fly out until Saturday morning. I definitely want to see what Denver is all about.

 

I think I might save the hiking for Friday, when i can do a whole day jank. But, the lack of oxygen up at altitude scares me, with my pack-a-day habit. My buddy lives in Greeley, and used to be stationed at Fort Collins (that's the base in CO Springs, right?) so, he said he and his wife would take me out to show me some of the cool spots for hiking.

 

I'd love a night of huddle-inspired drinking and debauchery, if you, Bier and Atomic and anyone else wanted to show up. Who else is local to Denver... cue BigJohn? Jimmy Neutron? probably not a big drinker. broncos can come, if he can score a fake ID. Hell, even Thews can come, if he brings his superhotexgirlfriend and elf shoes.

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bastage!

 

i am now down in denver. would love to try to grab a drink with you.

 

Bier! What's up, brother? Did you open your own place in Denver? Had to be some kind of special offer to lure you off the slopes, i imagine.

 

If you come out for a drink, I'll even let you off the hook, and not put you to work in the kitchen to pay off our bar tab.

 

Thanks for the restaurant list. If you had to choose a really good ethnic restaurant, (asian, pan-asian, greek, middle eastern, african, whatever) where would you go?

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Cool, thanks for the heads-up. Truthfully, I am just happy to be going to the big city, but I've never been to Denver. Living here, the options on eating and seeing stuff can get pretty limited. I heard there was a cool Morrocan joint in Denver, and a good Ethiopian place. I fly in Sunday afternoon, have conferences all day Monday thru Thursday, until about 5, and don't fly out until Saturday morning. I definitely want to see what Denver is all about.

 

I think I might save the hiking for Friday, when i can do a whole day jank. But, the lack of oxygen up at altitude scares me, with my pack-a-day habit. My buddy lives in Greeley, and used to be stationed at Fort Collins (that's the base in CO Springs, right?) so, he said he and his wife would take me out to show me some of the cool spots for hiking.

 

I'd love a night of huddle-inspired drinking and debauchery, if you, Bier and Atomic and anyone else wanted to show up. Who else is local to Denver... cue BigJohn? Jimmy Neutron? probably not a big drinker. broncos can come, if he can score a fake ID. Hell, even Thews can come, if he brings his superhotexgirlfriend and elf shoes.

Welcome Brack!

 

I am not near Denver.

 

Bier and Az already replied.

 

JN is in Utah.

 

Rhino and SundayNFL are in that area amongst names not mentioned yet.

 

XFlash is in Colorado Springs (where the AF base is)

 

(Old-time returnee Bronco Billy is in that area too)

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Hey Mcnasty..Welcome brack bro..Just wanted to say hello..You can tell by the fact that I am heterosexual that I am not from Denver

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I could help you out with the hiking trails...

 

Boulder is the best place to go IMO.

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Welcome Brack!

 

I am not near Denver.

 

Bier and Az already replied.

 

JN is in Utah.

 

Rhino and SundayNFL are in that area amongst names not mentioned yet.

 

XFlash is in Colorado Springs (where the AF base is)

 

(Old-time returnee Bronco Billy is in that area too)

 

 

Isnt Atomic from CO ?

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Isnt Atomic from CO ?

yes. I said names not mentioned yet and Atomic was mentioned.

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Thanks for the restaurant list. If you had to choose a really good ethnic restaurant, (asian, pan-asian, greek, middle eastern, african, whatever) where would you go?

 

there are some good ethiopian places on east colfax. greek as well. a great indian place downtown at 15th and blake. there is an AWESOME middle eastern place called "damascus" in a run-down strip mall on colorado blvd south of evans. these places aren't all that close to where you're staying. like i said, around louisville is mostly new development, which means mostly chains as far as eating options. there's a very good vietnamese place in boulder called chez thuy. an excellent chinese restaurant in denver called "the imperial". one of the better thai restaurants in town about two blocks from my house in lakewood.

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yes. I said names not mentioned yet and Atomic was mentioned.

 

 

My bad

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Bier! What's up, brother? Did you open your own place in Denver? Had to be some kind of special offer to lure you off the slopes, i imagine.

 

If you come out for a drink, I'll even let you off the hook, and not put you to work in the kitchen to pay off our bar tab.

 

Thanks for the restaurant list. If you had to choose a really good ethnic restaurant, (asian, pan-asian, greek, middle eastern, african, whatever) where would you go?

 

 

i think the best ethnic out here is mexican... and of the non-upscale variety.

 

for italian- panzano's or lucca di italia

 

cajun/creole: gumbeaux's

 

cuban: samba room

 

french: vendome or le central

 

german: cafe berlin

 

japanese: sushi han

 

the good chinese is in it's chinatown .... away from downtown denver

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A big hugh welcome brack! :D

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off to work... will look for this when i get back

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Welcome Brack!

 

Thanks, BigJohn. How's the ATL? and, as always, i am humbled by your swiss-engineered proficiency with the Huddle database. :Pai-mei beard flip: Your kung-fu is indeed strong. :/end Pai-Mei beard:

 

 

Hey Mcnasty..Welcome brack bro..Just wanted to say hello..You can tell by the fact that I am heterosexual that I am not from Denver

 

Hey back, whomp.thanks for the welcome brack. But, if being heterosexual lands you in jersey, color me in for smoking pole. :D

actually, i might be considering a move back to the east coast for a while. looking at albany, ny.

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I could help you out with the hiking trails...

 

Boulder is the best place to go IMO.

 

Yes, please. Do you know of any online maps?

 

I don't even know what to start looking for; I really just kind of want to bliss out on the mountains and dig on the whole "Rocky Mountain High" vibe. which probably won't be hard, considering I'll most likely be hyperventilating as soon as the plane touches down.

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the trailhead to one really cool hike that's pretty easy is right here, less than an hour drive from where you're staying. i'd do it on a weekday if you can though, 'cause it's kinda crowded on weekends. you have to pay the park fee to park in the main lot, but if you're cheap you can park outside the park and walk in (couple extra miles). (edit: for more info, google "ouzel falls" or "ouzel lake")

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be sure and check out the Ethiopian buffet on Kolfax. Azz can hook you up with the appropriate clothing.

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A big hugh welcome brack! :D

 

thanks, rr! good to see you're still haunting these hallowed halls.

 

the trailhead to one really cool hike that's pretty easy is right here, less than an hour drive from where you're staying. i'd do it on a weekday if you can though, 'cause it's kinda crowded on weekends. you have to pay the park fee to park in the main lot, but if you're cheap you can park outside the park and walk in (couple extra miles). (edit: for more info, google "ouzel falls" or "ouzel lake")

 

thanks, Az, that looks promising. that might be the friday gig. hopefully, i'll be acclimated by then. the smoking thing really is worrying me, last time i was up at altitude in So Lake Tahoe, i hung out in the casino drinking jack and cokes and chain smoking while i was losing all my cash playing blackjack, by the end of the night, i thought somebody tied my chest and head up with iron bands... am hoping to avoid that happenging again... but not so much that i'll quit smoking.

 

 

be sure and check out the Ethiopian buffet on Kolfax. Azz can hook you up with the appropriate clothing.

 

A buffet? Is their chili mac as good as it is at Ryan's? if it is, the only clothing i'll need is some assless chaps and a lot of baby wipes.

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Yes, please. Do you know of any online maps?

 

I don't even know what to start looking for; I really just kind of want to bliss out on the mountains and dig on the whole "Rocky Mountain High" vibe. which probably won't be hard, considering I'll most likely be hyperventilating as soon as the plane touches down.

I've always used just terrain maps and made up my own trails. Google should be helpful though. Are you a big hiker? If so Bear would be my choice. To my knowledge it's the biggest peak in Boulder and the views are awsome.

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Thanks, BigJohn. How's the ATL? and, as always, i am humbled by your swiss-engineered proficiency with the Huddle database. :Pai-mei beard flip: Your kung-fu is indeed strong. :/end Pai-Mei beard:

ATL is still nuts. Hopefully clearer skies are on the way after passing the PE exam.

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