Watching all of the coverage of the democratic convention this week has reminded me how much I miss Colorado. Seeing all of the puff pieces on the local culture brings to mind a time in my life where I felt complete freedom. As a kid, I could ride my bike just about anywhere in town. The bus would take me anywhere else I cared to visit. Around the time I got my driver’s license, gas was about $0.79 a gallon. For a couple of bucks, I could freely roam the city, the mountains or the farmland within a 50 mile radius. Denver, Evergreen, Boulder, Fort Collins even occasionally Cheyenne were places I frequented.
Today I limit my travel mostly to and from work. I rarely go for a drive. Given the state of the planet, those days may be a thing of the past. But it is fun to remember the days of being free to roam.