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Old Jun 17, 20, 10:11 pm
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Moving to DEN

I have been an active member of the Alaska contingent from the very beginning. In August I will be moving to Denver (actually Centennial). I looked for any sign of a Denver group. Are you out there?
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Old Jun 18, 20, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by BOB W View Post
I have been an active member of the Alaska contingent from the very beginning. In August I will be moving to Denver (actually Centennial). I looked for any sign of a Denver group. Are you out there?
Well, if ya can't find any FTers in CO, I'm confident that you can import some willing visitors from NY!

Congrats & Good Luck with your move!
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Old Jun 18, 20, 9:24 am
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I've never met him, but based on his tag line DenverBrian will probably not be glad to learn about OP's upcoming move
(of course if he's a red wine aficionado, all bets are off)
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Old Jun 18, 20, 4:21 pm
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Enjoy the move to Colorado. Are you on the Wells Fargo stage or are you walking in?
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Old Jun 18, 20, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian View Post
Enjoy the move to Colorado. Are you on the Wells Fargo stage or are you walking in?
He needs a caravan to transport his collection of Pacific Northwest wines. Many of us are planning to visit Denver if only to help him thin out the collection.

We in the east have been convinced that Denver is nothing more than a jumping off point for skiers but there certainly must be more to it than that.
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Old Jun 18, 20, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian View Post
Enjoy the move to Colorado. Are you on the Wells Fargo stage or are you walking in?
I already crossed the border once (illegally I am sure). Took the scenic route from WA, ID, UT & through WY to get there. My ancestors got to Utah as part of the hand cart brigade almost two centuries ago, so moving through enemy territory is nothing new for us
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Old Jun 18, 20, 8:39 pm
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We in the east have been convinced that Denver is nothing more than a jumping off point for skiers but there certainly must be more to it than that.
Having only spent about 10 days there, I found that there is lots to do and explore. Unfortunately, like most of the U.S., they are closed or have limited hours due to the current situation. Also, I did notice a great increase in water consumption (90 degrees plus during the day) and the need to slow my pace due to the lack of oxygen. I was told it takes about 6 months to get used to that.
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Old Jun 18, 20, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by monitor View Post
We in the east have been convinced that Denver is nothing more than a jumping off point for skiers but there certainly must be more to it than that.
And a fortress hub for Uncontinent, the airline(?( (some may call it something else) whose name will never pass my lips is a major drawback for me. Fortunately AA & AS make that somewhat easier to deal with.
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Old Jun 18, 20, 8:50 pm
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don’t forget F9 also hubs there
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Old Jun 18, 20, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
donít forget F9 also hubs there
That just makes Uncontinent look even worse
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Old Jun 20, 20, 10:54 pm
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Old Jun 21, 20, 3:28 am
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Was in Denver one July & it was 100 F at night ! If you like it hot , then fine .. ended up staying indoors the whole conference / trip . Would have been nice to ‘ explore ‘ outside .
Other seasons are fine , except flights are “ iffy “ in winter .
Assume temperatures will be searing , soaringly in August .. not my cup of tea .
Iced latte in Down Under preferably New Zealand then is more suitable

Like CO though , great outdoors but rather the PNW .. but that is where we FTers can wing it


Congratulations on your new adventure , nonetheless ! Keep safe & well , travelling
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Old Jun 21, 20, 8:37 pm
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Leaving Alaska??

Well, I guess the next logical question is so when's the DEN BBQ??

All kidding aside, good luck in the move and new chapter!!
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Old Jun 24, 20, 3:40 pm
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But The WALL. Maybe I'll get a chance to see it one of these days.
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Old Jun 24, 20, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
But The WALL. Maybe I'll get a chance to see it one of these days.
The WALL became a major problem for my move. Every moving company I contacted said they would not ship my wines until the lower 48 cooled off. With temperatures at 100 degrees and higher for the next 2-3 months, they would not ensure that the wine would arrive in good condition. Also, the home inspection report revealed more problems with the structure than I wanted to deal with, so I backed out of the purchase. At this point, I will probably spend one more winter in AK and plan to move in late winter or early spring 2021.
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