Thursday, November 24, 2016

Visit to Colorado

Last week we traveled to Denver, CO to attend the annaul American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).  We had a lovely hotel near the Denver Convention Center and enjoyed warm temperatures and sunshine through the week. We caught up with friends from Bruno's days at Merck Frosst in Montreal, our U. of  Wisconsin friends, and former and current Pfizer colleagues from  across the globe.  We were smitten with the Blue Bear who spends time by the Convention Center (see below).
Bruno at the Denver Convention Center

Blue Bear

Following the meeting we traveled to Estes Park, CO to visit Kerry and Brandon.  We were excited to have snow and enjoy some winter hiking. Kerry and Brandon were excellent hosts and took us to some new spots in Rocky Mountain National Park and  kept us well fed and "watered".

Kerry and Brandon on Old Main Mountain

Bruno and Sheri at Lumpy Ridge
Sunny skies at Cow Creek 
Winter sunlight
Brandon, Kerry and Bruno enjoying warm sun along Cow Creek

We also enjoyed dinner and drinks at The Stanley Hotel.  It was a festive evening as the hotel was nice decorated for Christmas.  We enjoyed some fine cocktails which included the favorite Mescali Mule in the cozy bar, followed by a lovely dinner.  It was an early, but wonderful start to the holiday season.

The Stanley Hotel

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