Tuesday morning Tiffany and I got up and started on our way back to Seattle. We left Beaver Creek about 9am, with plenty of time to make it in for our 1pm flight. As we got close to Denver, I got a call from United Airlines informing us that our flight had been cancelled, mechanical reasons, and we'd be rebooked for a later flight, at 4:55pm. It wasn't quite that simple, but after a couple of phone calls we did manage to confirm that we were both on a flight at about 5pm, leaving us several hours to spend. We were to far to go back to the mountains, so we decided to get off the highway in downtown Denver and see what we could find.
We hit the center of town, where we found a very nice pedestrian mall -- well, semi-pedestrian; they have this odd set-up with buses whizzing down the 'mall' that almost made the end of me! We had a quiet lunch in the hot sun, and then wandered down to the Denver Art Museum
The museum was awesome, interesting design and a great collection. Mostly modern art, hard to love, but thought-provoking and worth getting a smile out of. The museum is large, with several buildings, and we really got just a taste. Have to save the rest for another afternoon in Denver.
We got to walk through the capital plaza, by the library and city hall, and just generally had old fashioned tourist introduction to downtown Denver. We made it to the airport with time to spare, and got on our Alaska airlines flight with no more excitement (so just two cancelled flights for Tiffany!)
We made it home in the early evening, a nice sunny day in Seattle. It was nice to be home but I think we both wished we could have stayed a little longer in Beaver Creek with the Chouinards...