This week we had our local orientation in Denver and finally got to settle in to this place we will be calling home! This weeks post will be a story told in pictures and captions because -cliche moment- a picture says a thousand words am I right? And let’s face it, everyone likes a good picture book now and then. For your enjoyment:
“I didn’t know DenMex was a thing” we are welcomed the first night in our new house by a giant family dinner with DOOR staff and friends.
“I’m going to call it ColoRADbro” we had too take our first Wolfpack selfie and start a DOOR Denver Instagram page (follow door303). Quote credit to Michael
“Nobody smiles when you run by them” – Helen and I took a morning run to Sloans Lake where you get a city view going one way and mountains going back. We were also taught that where we come from people must be friendlier runners
“It feels like I smoked a pack of cigarettes yesterday” – the other side of the lake and our rude awakening to running in higher altitude
“Maybe we’ll walk that last hill” – breaking up the inclines during our bike ride for views like this
“Mountain lions are usually only a concern for dogs or children….so Helen watch out” – our breathtaking campsite at Cottonwood Lake for our orientation retreat
“It’s an adventure!” – the view from our spontaneous trek up a steep hill/mini mountain by the campsite
“Mountain maaaaan” – Antonio took us to chop firewood and JongHan graced us with the best quote of the week
“In the valley of the Green Glass Doors” – Antonio puzzled us with some riddles while we took all of this in
“Hahhhh I am Korean, you are Americannn” – More riddles around the campfire and JongHan bested two group members who wish to remain anonymous
“I think this is the best breakfast we’ve ever had on this trip” – the picture speaks for itself; we ate like kings and queens
So so much more happened in this week that was not documented in pictures. But the intangible happening was that 5 strangers became a community. “Here’s to red ships and blue ships but the best ships are friendships”
YAV a nice day!