We arrived in Denver mid-day and unfortunately I had to start work on a legal brief due the day after I returned to the office after this cross-country adventure. Fortunately, my old PIRG colleagues were happy to host me at their national office in Denver, so I headed straight there to get my drafting on.
Very important for me to visit the annual Aspen hoops tourney trophy, which I have proudly hoisted a time or two.
During the work day I was able to sneak away for coffee with Pete Maysmith, my friend and mentor. Pete was my boss when I lived and worked in Denver helping to start Progressive Future (now Fair Share) in 2007-2008, and he now runs the biggest environmental group in the state. It's always great to catch up with him.
While I was working and chatting with Pete, Missy wandered around Denver in the 90+ degree heat. She went to a dispensary and got tutored in weed and spent some time at the famous Tattered Cover bookstore.
For dinner we headed to Hopdaddy's burger and beer place to catch up with a bunch of my old PIRG friends: Doug (Phelps), Doug (Casler), David, Molly, Mary, JR, and Ryan. Thanks to everyone for meeting us out.
After dinner we headed to Doug & Faye’s house, where they generously put us up for the next few nights.