We have arrived here in Denver, and we are enjoying our time here so far. I came mid July, and started working at my new job. I help people learn more about their options to complete certificates to teach English as a foreign language and help teachers find jobs abroad as a Program Advisor. I love the new job! It’s great to be back in the field where I’d like to grow my career.
After two weeks at the job, I headed back home to help Pete pack. It was a long day, but we made it to our new apartment three weeks ago! We have been exploring the city, unpacking, and recovering from the move. Pete starts school on Monday, and he is excited to get studying.
And now pictures of our time here so far!
On the road! Pete and I split the driving, and it was a long drive.
Pete and I went on a long walk one day, and we spent some time relaxing on a river on the north of the city.
Hanging out at the farmer’s market, after a long day running at the dog park.
Out on a walk on beautiful 17th Avenue
Action shot of an evening walk!
Zoli has taken his duty of window guard watching very seriously.
Lovely view of Denver.
Out and about.
Cool apartments are everywhere.
More cool buildings.
Apartment pic! Also, have you watched Bob’s Burgers yet on Netflix? You should.
Tired dog, but he’s happy that we’re moved in.
Weird apartment view.
Balcony view. We are so glad to have a bit of outside space!
The weather was great yesterday! So we walked over 4 miles in the city with the Zolster. That little pup can sure walk long distances, even with his shorty legs! We went to Bruges and ate outside in the sun!
Then we went to the dog park at Pioneer Park and let Zoli run off leash. He sure knew what to do: RUN!
Once we got home, he crashed. He slept under the couch for over an hour. We have no idea why he loves the couch so much.
Oh, and Pete taught him “bang”. This trick might be a bit misleading because we’re not fans of guns, but hey, it’s a pretty great trick.
I don’t know about you, but I sure have spring fever! The sandals in my closet are calling my name, and my leggings aren’t as comfortable as I remember them being back in the fall. Pete and I were feeling cooped up with the Salt Lake inversion (seriously friends, let’s all ride public transportation for the winter months–it’s cheaper and not nearly as scary as people think!), so we went to Park City for a Saturday afternoon (Pete’s parents were nice enough to let us borrow their car for a bit!). The trip was very refreshing. And we want to move to Park City. Someday.
Zoli came along with us, and aside from barking at one dog that he saw from a distance, the little pup was quite the trooper! We ran into a few other dogs and he was much better behaved then. And it sure doesn’t hurt to walk around a cute main street with a darling little puppy; people sure do sigh and oooh or awe when they see him. (Which who can blame them, right?)
Also, a little update in my life–I started a new job! I started working at Babinksi’s Baby (a baby store on Foothill–and a new store in Sandy) about a month ago! I really like the job; it’s a ton of fun meeting moms and dads who are so excited about their new baby (or baby they’re expecting). I’ve already picked out the crib, stroller, and car seat that I want to get when we decide to have kids (which seems miles away, but it can’t hurt to plan ahead, right?). The stores are great and the people who work there are awesome. It’s fantastic to go to work and then head home without needing to worry about work when I’m not there. I love all of the things I’m learning about the products that I’m not as familiar with, as well! Oh, and I’m getting to be a gift-wrapping pro! If you’re ever near Foothill Village (1300 S Foothill) or 9000 S State St, drop by, because I might be working!
Anywho, here are a few pictures from our outing to Park City.
We brought some food for Zoli to enjoy while we ate our burgers outside. It wasn’t too cold in Park City (compared to SLC)
This dog is a frequent visitor of the cafe we ate at. He’s a 90 lb Chinese Retriever. He didn’t eat the jerky I gave him, but he did like the fries. Zoli was cautious, but not scared of him because he was so chill to be around.