Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bag block?

Rocky Mountains National Park
A  miracle occurred on our way to Denver. The United flight left on time and arrived early. Things went downhill after that. We waited and waited for our bags and there was eventually an announcement that the bags could not be taken off the plane because there was lighting in the area.

Fair enough – I don’t want a baggage handler to be struck by lightning while he is moving my socks and underwear around.

Finally there was an announcement that the bags were moving so we waited and waited and finally there was an announcement telling us that there was ‘bag block’ and that they were working to fix it.

I am not sure how this is done but it does not seem like it should have taken as long as it did.

Finally the bags started coming out and because ours were tagged ‘priority’ they of course came off last. So we got to the hotel very late and discovered that it was in fact in the Denver railway station.

The hotel lobby was the Denver railway station lobby – and the restaurants were the Denver railway station restaurants. I didn’t have a problem with this apart from the extraordinary amount of money we were paying and of course I have no one to blame but myself because I booked it. It looked good on

But the room was very nice and had a spectacular view of the railway station and environs. The hotel did have an excellent bar and some fine white wines and we gave these some attention.

Next: How we managed to do nothing in Denver. Why booking a rental car does not mean that you get one.


  1. They have several craft breweries in the Denver area that I would like to visit. I have been watching The Beer Diaries on YouTube.

  2. Another fab Badger get away, can't wait. An excellent bar sometimes is just enough.

  3. esb:I do not know about the beer diaries. I had better have a look.

    fmcgmccllc: We can put ip with anything so long as there is a bar.

    1. I have watched many episodes of The Beer Diaries, they are quite enjoyable. I have been studying beer quite intensely for a couple months since Valentine's Day.

  4. Janine; Thanks. My writing is not as good as your photos.

    1. I have enjoyed Jackal for a long time, too.