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Colorado 2008 Trip

Day 2 of 10

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Saturday, June 28th
UPS, REI, and grocery shopping

Amazingly, after all that travel we woke up at 8am after 4 hours of sleep. This was probably good, since we had a lot to do. Our first stop was the Denver UPS Store. We picked up our package (they charge $10 to hold it for you). I verified that they were closed on Friday (July 4th), which is when we'd be done camping. However, they'd be open on Saturday so we had that as a backup if we couldn't find an open UPS Store in Colorado Springs, where we'd be staying the next weekend. This was important since, of course, we would need to ship things back home.

We then visited the REI Denver Flagship store. The store is huge, maybe even larger than the one in Seattle. Even though it was huge, everywhere I turned was another shopper. Even if it isn't the biggest, it was definitely the busiest REI store I've been to. Well, that could be because we just happened to pick the same day as their quarterly "garage sale" (on returned, slightly used gear). In any case, we bought a cooler and some other gear which we had decided not to bring or ship.

After lunch, we went grocery shopping, buying everything we'd need for our five night camping trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. After that, it was time for a much-needed afternoon nap.

After our nap, we strolled up and down the 16th Street Mall, eventually having dinner and then started preparing the cooler for our trip.


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