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Borg561 04-18-2009 04:42 AM

Looking to visit Denver again
So, as I mentioned in Cindy's thread about getting Zippy back, I want to come out and visit you guys and gal(s) again. I was originally thinking late-August or early-September, but now the end of September is looking attractive (the Great American Beer Festival is in Denver from 9/24 - 9/26).

Pretty much any time from August 24th on works though, minus the week of Labor Day. I need at least one day to drive out there and one day to drive back, and we need a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to visit Sean. Other than that, I need some time to get out to Stranahan's again (unless one of you guys would be willing to pick something up for me, I'll send the money; I need to e-mail Jake & Jess about this) and I'd like to get up to the Odell brewery in Fort Collins. How soon before you underage guys are old enough to legally drink?

Other than that, I don't really know of much else to do besides taking a drive or two out into the mountains. What would you guys recommend/plan?

I know everybody has different schedules, but what days work out best for you guys? Midweek, weekends, specific dates? Also, when do you guys normally throw your winter tires on? I'd like to get out there before having to do that.

Oh, and is Eric still around or just really busy. Haven't really seen much from him lately. Figure when I do make it out there I'll probably/hopefully be crashing at his house again.


Borg561 04-18-2009 05:25 AM

Double posting, but I didn't feel like editing.

Clarification. The calendar at work is open from the end of August onward. Doesn't guarantee I can get the time off, but the sooner I have a firm date the better.

I looked at the CDoC link you provided Cindy. Looks like they recommend requesting a special visit if you'll only visit 1-2 a year. Which facility is he at? For public ones they say to request a special visit app from the facility, for private ones, I've downloaded the app, but they want a date/time requested, so we'll want to iron that out first. They also want name (I know his first name at least), DOC#, etc, but I can get that through PM/e-mail/phone once the basic trip details are planned.


milehigh96caliti 04-18-2009 05:58 AM

Hey Justin...His DOC# is 115004. It's also on the inmate locator here:


He is at Buena Vista - here's the link to their page;


I'm good any weekend with enough notice except October when my son is getting married in Texas. Eric is still around just really busy. He went with me to see Sean last weekend. You can prolly crash at his place but he's getting married this summer...:biggrin: Oops that might be a secret! :eek:

Dave is 21 now...I don't know about Clay...I must have had to work last year when you were here...:rolleyes: Or putting in OT!

Anyway I'm game for whenever you get here...can you just see a caravan of ti's parking in the prison parking lot? :yes:

milehigh96caliti 04-18-2009 06:01 AM

Oh yeah he's the first sean that comes up when you do a first name search...:smile:

milehigh96caliti 04-19-2009 12:17 AM

Justin...fill out the normal visitor app and send it in. The Special Visit App is limited to the private prisons. Sean's in a state facility so you just do the normal one. What can I say...the privates are weird...:rolleyes:

elchicano 04-19-2009 11:59 PM

I'll be 21 on the 26th! So i could go this time, clay is over 21 so he should be good. Keep me updated on this as i would really want to go this time.

milehigh96caliti 04-20-2009 06:36 AM

We'll have fun...there's a 3 adult limit for visitors at the prison but I'll call and see if we can make an exception or something....then I guess it really would be a "special" visit! I went today and even with 3 feet of snow in Conifer the roads were dry and it was an awesome drive...the mountains were gorgeous today.

Borg561 04-21-2009 07:06 PM

Have either of you talked with Eric recently or pointed him this way? With him getting married this summer I'd hate to plan on visiting the same time he'll be on his honeymoon. And as far as where to stay, heck, give me a driveway and a bush and I'll sleep in my car. Wouldn't be the first time.


milehigh96caliti 04-21-2009 08:37 PM

I'll email the link to him. If you can't stay with him, you can stay with me. I have enough room and it's no problem. He's going to help me move on Sunday and I'm taking Zippy up there so he can fix his motor so he's around. He's in Chicago til Friday and then he'll be back.

cali-ti 04-22-2009 03:34 AM

I can't guarantee where I'll be or what I'll be doing. Getting married at the end of June, going to Malaysia for 2.5 weeks in July, have to go to Chicago for work for two weeks in August, and will be moving my fiancee/wife from NJ to CO in September or October (also will need to go to Chicago for work for two weeks in October). I'll do what I can and if I'm around you're welcome to stay.

Borg561 05-09-2009 07:09 AM

So does anyone have anything planned for the few days before Labor Day? As much as I don't want to be driving home Labor Day weekend, I've got something going on the week after and that last week of August would be tight, but still probably doable. Looking right now at coming out Sept. 2nd or 3rd, going out to see Sean Saturday (didn't realize it's as far of a drive as it is, but it looks like a nice drive), then probably driving home Sunday. I'd like to get out to at leas one of the breweries out there Avery is in Boulder, New Begium and Odell are about a mile apart in Fort Collins). It would be nice to take a drive though the mountains again (Lefthand Canyon Dr this time?). Break's over now, so I'll post more in he morning if I can think of anything else


milehigh96caliti 05-09-2009 01:46 PM

I'm game for whatever...I don't know if that's my long weekend at work or not, but I'll go down for the drive and see Sean. It will be fun and it is beautiful going that way. You can tell everyone when you get home that you went to South Park. :icon_poke

cali-ti 05-09-2009 06:03 PM

Don't know that far out yet. May be taking advantage of the long weekend to move Sze Lin to CO, but don't know for sure.

milehigh96caliti 06-06-2009 03:07 PM

Justin...did you get your visitor app sent in? Dave sent his in the other day...Eric and Sze Lin and Dave and I are going to see Sean on June 28th. I'll ask him today what I need to do for special visits for more people. I think it's ok as long as one or two are from out of state.

cali-ti 06-06-2009 03:28 PM

Things are still in flux for me. Sze Lin got laid off so her move out here may come sooner rather than later. The loosely coupled plan now is for me to fly to Chicago for work in August and then fly to NJ and then we drive the moving truck out to CO. I haven't yet booked my trip for August because she's going to be checking with some heating/plumbing companies about the refurb they're doing on the house. After that, she should have a better idea of when things will happen.

Borg561 07-08-2009 05:09 AM

Sorry I haven't been around much. Busy with both jobs (anyone ever lost 750GB of data on a RAID array?) and some other things. The garage fire last night didn't help (a post on that in a bit). I'm good to go for driving out there Wednesday, Sept. 2nd and coming back either Sunday the 6th or Monday the 7th.

As for plans, I have to get back to Stranahan's to pick up some whiskey, and since they do tours on Thursday's, that would probably be best. I'd still like to get to at least one of the breweries out there and another mountain drive would be fun. The three major breweries are all open Tues-Sat, so Friday would probably be a good day for that. Not sure if we could work a drive in Firday or if it would be better to do that Sunday. What does everyone's schedules look like for that weekend, if you know yet?


milehigh96caliti 07-08-2009 04:48 PM

I got your PM but it got lost yesterday...I replied but I don't know if you got it or not. I work Wed - Sat that week which is good! I get off at 9 am in Longmont but I live by DIA. If you want to make plans with the guys for Saturday, then we could go down and see Sean on Sunday. Visiting is from 9:30 - 2:30. We usually make it by 10:15. Depending on traffic (glad it's not Labor Day Weekend!), we should make it back to Denver by 4:30 or 5 pm.

You'll basically have the house to yourself at night since I'll be at work, but the dogs will be happy for the company. Dave (el chicano) lives close by so he can maybe come over and hang out with you. Eric and Sze Lin should have some idea of their plans, I think they might have her moved out here by then. He's in Malaysia with no puter or iphone so we'll have to wait until he gets back to see what's going on with them.

We have a new guy in Stapleton (Jeff), who is bringing his Ti down from Canada. We should invite him on a drive and see if he'd like to go. I'll PM him this link and see what he says. Zippy is still out of commission, Eric hasn't had time to fix the sunroof, he has been a busy guy all summer...so I don't think Zippy will be going anywhere. Too dangerous with the sunroof half open and our crazy weather.

Borg561 07-21-2009 12:25 AM

I'm good for those days off, so I'll be driving out there Wednesday and driving home Monday. Sounds like going to visit Sean would work out better on Sunday? If that's the case I'm sure we could find something to do. For some reason I just looked and I see the Rockies are in town playing the Diamondbacks. Looks like plenty of tickets available, and they won't break the bank like tickets at Yankees Stadium.

Edit: So, as much as I love beer and whiskey, I'm not an alcoholic, and I know there's more to Denver than just microbrews/brewpubs. I'm going to e-mail Jake at Stranahan's in the morning. They recently moved to a new location (the old Heavenly Daze brewpub near I-25 & Alameda Ave) and are not currently open for tours. I *have* to get there to buy some special whiskey, and if there's interest I can probably get us a tour if they're still not open yet.

Is there a Denver tourism website? I briefly thought about the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (they bought the '54 Olds F-88 Motorama car at auction for $3.24mil a few years back), but it's a 5-hour one-way drive. That'll have to happen some other time. I could always bring my 360 out with me as well (I've got Gears, Halo 3, pretty much all the standard racing games, Rock Band 1/2, and a bunch of others). About six weeks to go, so no real rush, but I'm the kind of person that hates not having things planned out.


milehigh96caliti 07-31-2009 12:13 PM

Justin - send another visiting app. Sean hasn't heard anything so he thinks they either didn't get it or it was rejected for some reason. Did you send a copy of your driver's license with it? Anyway the plans are good with us so send in your app again ok? :smile:

Borg561 08-03-2009 04:27 PM

Yup, sent a copy of my license with it. Does it need to be a color copy or does B&W suffice? For the address, do I need to just use the PO Box, or do I need the 15125 Highway 24 & 285 as well? Think I just put the PO Box # on it last time.

milehigh96caliti 08-03-2009 04:31 PM

The PO Box works fine. The copy can be either one. It may have just gotten lost in the mail or something. Send it off today and they'll have it by Wednesday and then he should know something in a couple of weeks.

Borg561 08-07-2009 12:30 AM

Got it sent off Tuesday morning. I had a tattoo appointment after work Monday and didn't have time to get to the post office. Could I call them to see if they actually received the app or is that something they'd tell Sean?

Gonna see about setting us up for a tour of New Belgium up in Fort Collins on Friday. Talked with a marketing guy a few weeks ago and he said he could try and get us on one of the VIP tours. Got a friend in Colorado Springs that for sure will go, so I'll tell him 2 definates, and possibly as many as 6 (you, Dave, Eric & his wife as the others).


milehigh96caliti 08-10-2009 05:24 AM

They got it and you're approved! Sean told me today when I went to seen him. YAY! We'll hit up Dave and Eric. Eric's in Chicago this week working...I'll IM him tomorrow and see what's going on. I definitely have to work Thursday and Friday so I can't do the tour and I'm sad! But glad you're finally approved to visit!

elchicano 08-11-2009 12:12 AM

Hello guys, it's been a while. Well I'm not 100% sure if i'll be able to join you guys. As of right now my work schedule is all wacked out. I'll let you guys know when we get closer to the date. Also i talked to clay and he seems to be pretty busy too.

cali-ti 08-11-2009 01:50 AM

My wife, Sze Lin, and I should be in the area, but I'm using the last of my vacation moving her from NJ to CO in August, so I won't be able to do a brewery tour during the week :( We'd certainly be up for a group visit for Sean though!

milehigh96caliti 08-11-2009 02:25 AM

Cool! I really need a head count by Thursday at the latest. If more than 3 adults go he has to request a special visit and he has to list everyone on the request. Justin, Eric, Sze Lin and I make 4 already...Dave if you're going, then we have to add you. Sept. 6th is Labor Day weekend...Sunday...does that help your work schedule any? I hope you can spend a little time with Justin over the weekend, he might be bored with just me! We can definitely go up to Mead and hang out with Eric and Sze Lin on Saturday when I get home from work.

Lemme know k?

elchicano 08-11-2009 02:46 AM

Umm I not really sure i think i might be in nebraska during the labor day weekend. So what day you got to know by sept 4th?

milehigh96caliti 08-11-2009 03:37 AM

He has to put in the special request 14 days prior. It's almost the middle of the month so he should prolly put it in this coming Friday.

elchicano 08-11-2009 11:19 PM

well count me out then i don't want you guys to do extra paper work and in the end for me not to show up, again. So yeah if I don't go I'll do a drive with you guys or something. I still got that car cover to give you cindy and i have a haynes repair manual you can have as well. There may also be something else i might be delivering depending what sean writes back. ha!

elchicano 08-11-2009 11:21 PM

oh yeah i have a question, do any of you guys know if i can make it possible for the Roundel magazine to be delivered to sean instead of me. I don't read them and i know he would get a kick out of them.

milehigh96caliti 08-12-2009 01:15 AM

It's not more paperwork, he already has to do it for more than 3 people. He can put down all of us and if you can go, cool...if not we'll be sad! :frown:

I'll tell him when I talk to him tomorrow. Can you go to the magazine's website and see if you can change the person and address for it? And there's usually a customer service# on the masthead. Usually they just need your subscription acct#.

If you could entertain Justin on Friday night that would be cool since I have to work. You guys have to decide where to go on the drive Saturday. Hmmm...how about Pike's Peak? heh heh Til I get my brakes done, I'll be driving the mustang gt...so this should be fun!

cali-ti 08-12-2009 03:10 AM

Driving down to Pikes Peak would make for a long weekend as that's like 2.5 hours from my house. How about driving up to Estes Park? The Stanley Hotel (of "Shining" fame) is up there along with Rocky Mountain National if people wanted to go in there. I wonder if Ridgeline Road is completely open yet (believe that's the highest paved road in the US or something like that).

milehigh96caliti 08-12-2009 04:28 AM

Oh that would be cool! Estes Park is a great place to go! It's Trail Ridge Road and yep it's the highest continuous highway in the US. More trivia...Colfax is the longest business street in the world...it's in the Guinness Book of World Records. Our little state is pretty cool!

wolferj-RIP 08-12-2009 05:45 AM

Y'all could just drive out Historic Route 40 from Aurora until you end at my house... :)

milehigh96caliti 08-12-2009 07:01 AM

Believe it or not...40 is Colfax! The only interesting thing about Colfax these days is that the hookers get chased from one end to the other...there's like 3 different counties and they just move from one to another. :wink:

milehigh96caliti 08-12-2009 06:08 PM

Ok I am thinking...:eek:...if we go to Estes Park, then should Justin come and stay with you and Sze Lin on Friday night? I can take the dogs to my mom's house too and that way I wouldn't have to go all the way home and come all the way back.:eek:

He can either go up to your place on his own or he can follow me up to Longmont which is out of his way. What do you think? I get off work at 9 am Saturday morning, we could meet for a quick breakfast burrito at Santiago's and then drive.

Dave are you game? You could meet us at either place, Longmont or Mead.

cali-ti 08-13-2009 01:47 AM

I think that would work for us. Can't say what state the house will be in then but ... whatever :)

milehigh96caliti 08-13-2009 01:58 AM

Oooh your first houseguest in coupledom! :biggrin:

Borg561 08-13-2009 06:49 PM

Estes Park sounds great. I haven't been there or RMNP since I was like 7 or 8. I'll stay wherever would be easiest for us Saturday.

I e-mailed the New Belgium rep about doing a tour Friday. Haven't heard back yet. If we do get up there on Friday, O'Dell is literally a hop-skip-and-jump away.

Trying to do three things at work, so this will suffice for now. I'm sure I'll think of something later and post again.


jeff 08-14-2009 04:20 PM

Are you guys talking about this weekend? You should sign up for the RMWBMWCCA autocross!! It's at DSGP tomorrow. I'll be there!

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