There’s the homework part; and then there’s the requisite sleep needed to make the most of the trip part. Jimmy and I had fallen short on both counts not to mention the late start that morning.
With time off for good behavior (see Trip of a Lifetime with Family) Jimmy wanted to see Colorado’s Railroad Museum. We were both exhausted (feeding and caring for 4 grandkids will do that to you) but intent on making the most of our day off. Ah, the old 'best of intentions' debacle again!
I did have a good time. What can I say? Jimmy loves railroads. I love Jimmy.
We just weren’t really feeling the love as the day unfolded. It was a mistake to think the 12 mile distance between Denver and Golden would equate to a short, leisurely drive. We were coming from Denver’s southeast side, which added another 12 miles to a trip I think we made with all of metropolitan Denver's 2.7 million people driving helter-skelter on I-25.
Suffice it to say; by the time we arrived at our destination just before noon, food was looking more enticing than the rail yard posing as a junk yard for Colorado’s Railroad Museum. We headed for Golden’s historic district for a bite to eat and Plan B: the Visitor’s Center where we
could review our options.
All in all, with this small town's self-proclaimed home of the 2-hour vacation, Golden delivered on her promise. Have can you not feel the love with all this history and pride of heritage?!