My parents were not entirely happy with my decision to take time off college.
It had only been a year, but I felt strongly I was not doing what I wanted to do.
So, I planned to leave college and travel for some time. I found myself in many unique places in the country. Last summer, my adventures took me to Denver, Colorado. I could not wait to behold the mighty rocky mountains that we had learned in high school. I flew into the state and found a nice place to stay. My mom had made me promise not to take significant risks with the places I visited during my travels. She worried about a lone female traveler and called me every day. I got a lovely budget hotel and booked a room to stay. It was so hot outside so imagine my relief when I realized they had an excellent cooling unit in the rooms. In addition, there was a room fan if I needed to use it when I was indoors. That evening I went out for a stroll and found a place to have some dinner. The actual exploration would start the next day, and the top of my list of places to visit was the famous Larimer Square. The area was one of the most visited in Denver and was founded back in 1858. A bunch of native Indian guys had come across an excellent gold deposit, and word spread. Soon many people streamed to the location to try their luck, which led to settlements coming up. The city of Denver developed around Larimer square. My guidebook suggested this area as the best place to start my tour of the lovely Denver city. I was so excited and headed there early the following morning.