Hello from Centennial, CO
Saturday Morning – January 28, 2017 (First post of this travelogue)
We are in Centennial CO (Denver Area) staying at the Staybridge Suites. I taught a class for NTT in their offices which is about a mile from here. Pat stayed with me this time since she is recovering from her second knee replacement (this time, the right knee).
Stepping back a bit, it has been several months since I last posted. As I have noted many times this blog is really a travelogue and we have not traveled since September 2016.
As noted above, since our last trip in September, Pat had her left knee replaced on Sept. 28, 2016 and her right knee on Jan. 4, 2017. Both recoveries involved a lot of “discomfort” (flat out terrible pain) for the first few days, but her recovery has gone well for both surgeries. She has been careful to follow a good physical therapy routine and she has been graded by the PT folks as a “rockstar”.
This was an interesting class. It was considered a “public” class which usually draws folk from several companies. In this case, all 10 students work at the US Mint in Denver. The class was lubrication, bearings, and shaft alignment. Some classes just never seem to get to the “fun” level of interaction – not this one. The students were great and we had some great exchanges.
I would normally check out of the hotel on Friday, but that would have been a problem for Pat, so we stayed over and are relaxing this morning.
We don’t have any trips scheduled for the next couple of months. I have a couple of classes scheduled in March that may or may not take place (depends on signing up a minimum number of students). If those classes hold, I will be travelling on my own.
However, we have some really exciting travel planned for this year. One trip is to Thailand (Pat earned that trip). Stay tuned.
That is all for this trip.