So, as I had previously posted, Matt had an interview in Denver with a company there on Oct. 17th. It was a great trip.
I'll answer a couple of questions before I get to pictures.
~The manager Matt would be working directly under had to take a last-minute trip to Turkey to fix something (apparently trips to exotic places happen a lot in this industry), so Matt wasn't actually able to interview with him. They can't make a final decision, until Matt has interviewed with him in person, so they will be flying him out again. No we don't know when (I hope soon). So we don't have job offer at this point, but it seems promising (he was told he should probably look at housing prices in the area...but not to think he definitely had the job yet.)
~No, I probably won't be going out there with him again next time.
~Yes, I love Denver.
Erin didn't like the plane ride out. We were on the second-to-last row and we hit turbulence coming over the rockies on our way in. It was very bad for all three of us. This picture, though, was taken before we took off. She wasn't very happy from the start.
This was our room. It was definitely the nicest hotel we've ever stayed at. They provided the crib for Erin, and as you can tell, she wasn't very happy at the prospect of going to bed (that whole rest of the day was off because we were recovering from the plane ride)
Downtown Denver, from our window
And the water that they had in our room "for our convenience" Yes, you're reading it right. It says $4.50
We spent Friday and Saturday nights with some friends instead of at the hotel. On Saturday we went with them to the Denver Museum of Natural History. It was really fun. They had several exhibits, but one of them was dinosaurs, and we had a fun at that one. They had a "dig up the dinosaurs" part for the kids, and they loved it.
The hard part was to keep them from eating it...lol
They had a fun part called the Children's Discovery Room. They had so much fun stuff in there. The parents had just as much fun as the kids! They had this big next of stuffed animal puppets that Erin loved (she's holding a large cat that she pulled off my hand)
And some weird animal puppets too, like the hermit crab Danica (our friend) is holding. They also had a mosquito...that just creeped me out big time.
They also had a "dance" area with a basket full of maracas for kids to play with. Erin actually really had tons of fun with them. We're contemplating getting her some of her own.
As we were leaving, we found a sale model of the Mars rovers Spirit and Odyssey. It was much bigger than I was expecting it to be actually. (Matt had me stand next to it for scale. lol)
Outside they had some sculptures of a pack of wolves that the kids had tons of fun climbing on. If it's any clue to the type of museum it is, not only did they not care that the kids were all climbing on them, they had signs posted to be careful because the metal might be hot.
The flight home was much better than the one out. We were much further up on the plane, and it was smoother going over the mountains. Erin slept the whole time. And we could see the Tetons as we entered Idaho.
It's amazing how beautiful they are from any perspective.