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sunny 23 °C

I got a deserved lie in this morning and didn't leave my motel until midday - right at that moment I really was glad to be have covered so much ground yesterday. I spent the morning catching up on the internet, watching movies and deciding what I needed and could afford to throw away (I don't intend to go camping for a while now that I've had three weeks of it!).

The roads, as ever, were clear and I crossed into Colorado in no time. I spending tonight in Boulder, where my Rocky Mountain adventure started, as Denver isn't really a place to visit. It was odd being back in Boulder, driving past the same frat houses I had seen three weeks ago, parking up in the same spot as before and popping into the same geleto shop. It as if I'm living a dejavu. Being back here in Boulder had made me appreciate how much I enjoy this city; its youth, energy and diversity. Being back here is like meeting up with an old friend who you haven't seen for some time. The intervening period since you last saw each other fades into an irrelevance, as if it never happened, but exists in some distant memory, and you continue your friendship where it left off as if nothing had happened. That's how being in Boulder makes me feel about being in this city and the what I have experienced in the last three weeks since being here.

I spent the evening with a group of six medicine students from Sheffield who are spending six weeks driving around the USA - it made a cotrast to the early night zipped up in my sleeping bag in the middle of nowhere!

M

Posted by MattOGrady 21:17 Archived in USA

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