Steve and I got up bright and early Friday morning (July 2) to make our not-too-early 10:30am flight to Denver. As Delta would have it, 10:30 became 11:30 and 11:30 became noon and I don't know when we actually left the ground but by the time we did it was determined that we would not have time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. It was a bummer, but the good news was that we got bumped to First Class. Go Delta.
We landed in Denver, picked up our rental car (Ford Explorer), checked into our hotel and found a Super Wal-Mart for the week's supply of groceries. Went to bed early with no fuss from me. Airplanes wipe me out.
Back at the bottom, we hiked around Garden of the Gods. It was a beautiful rock playground. The temperature change was a little shocking having been in the 40's on the mountain, and in the high 80's (though it felt much warmer than that) at the Garden.