I try hard to incorporate the suggester's words and my own thoughts without delving too far into the specifics of a poem (so that readers can form their own impressions). No one's ever noted that before; thanks.
And ah, I was afraid that would take away from it. But I decided to include it because people around here look like you're crazy if you say "Denver International Airport". We all just call it DIA. So, just keeping the spirit of Colorado.
OK--I think you'd need to make it clear that's an airport then, because with the statue I was just like, 'waaaaat.' (All I have to say about DIA, though, is it's so loooooooooooooooooong wow.) I was definitely not in the mindset of 'oh, airport codes.' Are there any more obvious nicknames? I guess it's a bit trickier since it's just got the name of the city.
I agree. Unfortunately, I couldn't think of anything to replace it with. I was hoping that anyone who has heard of our infamous blue bronco statue would get it. There are no other nicknames that I can think of at the moment.
Hiland-RoseFeatured By OwnerAug 25, 2014Professional Artisan Crafter
hey, fellow Coloradan here! I used to live in Denver, but relocated south... the 'Springs is a mediocre city but the view of those beloved Rockies, square on Pikes Peak, it still takes my breath away even after I've been here for years......there are mountains in other places but there is just something about Colorado... it's a fierce kind of love out here... Thanks for sharing this and congrats for the DD!
Hiland-RoseFeatured By OwnerAug 27, 2014Professional Artisan Crafter
If you do, check out Old Colorado City and down town Colorado Springs... the rest is just kind of suburban sprawl... if you like natural beauty skip Seven Falls and just enjoy Cheyenne Canyon park, some of the best local hiking and breath taking scenery without all the tourist hype. Garden of the Gods is best in the fall and winter, off season for most tourists, otherwise it's pretty crowded. It's worth checking out the formations though.
Hiland-RoseFeatured By OwnerAug 28, 2014Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah... my parents took us up to Estes Park and the shops up there many summers when I was little. I loved it. I need to go back there eventually... I have to see if Friar Tuck's is still there... best bean soup in Colorado!