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Old 12-15-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I'd never seen a minimum 55 MPH hour speed limit sign before I traveled on I-25.

How about the 55 MPH speed limit on 225 from 25 to 70? Always seemed too low.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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[quote=UDAirman71;6569106]Iíve been reading this forum for awhile now and Iíve heard all about the weather, the suburbs, the great places to eat, the terrible traffic, et cetera, et cetera What I havenít come across yet though are the little things that are different in Denver.


If thereís anything else you can think of that you thought was strange when you got there, or if thereís anything that guests or relatives thought was strange/different when they came to visit Iíd be interested in knowing.
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Someone mentioned something about alleys in suburbs---I've seen alot of dirt alleys in the city (strange at first) even in decent/nicer areas. Very strange, because I'd always assumed this meant neglect or poverty.

Also, the wood fencing that's everywhere, especially on property facing major streets (Evans between I-25 and Colorado).

And lawns full of landscaping rocks instead of grass.

Businesses opening then closing in the blink of an eye.

Sunglasses worn always everywhere.

The cleanliness of old automobiles, (in my home state of minnesota, any car over 6 or 7 years old has a rust spot or two- they take a serious winter beating).

Roving trucks that sell (usually) mexican food- it's funny, there's one of these parked behind a mexican restaurant near my workplace, and the truck beats the restaurant hands down.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Here's one that really bugs me:

Unmashed beans.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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I've never heard "Warshington Park -" We just call it Wash Park. I'm a native & say 'soda' but I guess a lot of people call it 'pop.' Beer is probably the most common beverage. Denver was way ahead of the curve on the mircobrew trend. People here love the weather, especially the snow and even the rain, "we can use the moisture!" For the most part, I think Denverites are pretty laid back and positive thinking. Mostly we ***** about the traffic and the implants. The implants (mostly from Cali) are blamed for the traffic, the urban sprawl, the real estate ups and downs and, did I mention, THE TRAFFIC, and the idiot drivers. We know how to drive in the snow - when to crawl along, slide through yellow lights when it's clear, turn the wheel left when the car skids to the right, how to brake properly in ice and rain and how to drive normally even when it sometimes looks 'bad.' We know these things instindtively and it screws us up when the newbies drive normally when they shouldn't and when they creep along in a light flurry. This drives us NUTS.

It is true that we love our dogs here. They jog with us, rake our leaves with us, ride to the coffee shop with us, etc. There are a lot of dog parks here, if you're new here, that would be a great place to make some new friends.

Denver doesn't have decent public transportation. Denver does have a good amount of museums, even some unusual ones like The Butterfly Pavillion. Denver has some one-of-a-kind restaurants and cafes in most neighborhoods; not as many as some other cities (I'm thinking of both coasts - probably because they have more cultural diversity). If you don't live in the 'burbs, you should have a couple of haunts special to only your neighborhood.

The best part of Denver is the mountains. Even if you don't ski or 'board, or hike even (!?!), you should check out the hills. There is great shopping in some of the ski towns, and a lot of music events in the summer.....

I have lived a lot of places and have to say, I really like the people here. Like I said, most of us are pretty laid back and positive thinking!
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:59 PM
 
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they're called "roach-coaches" (mostly cater to on-site construction workers)
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Thornton
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Also, I get along with and like very much all my neighbors (and sometimes their dogs), rich, poor, Russians, Vietnamese, Mexican, Laotians, Cubans, Chinese, Koreans, Hispanic, Whites, Blacks, Rednecks and those indeterminate individuals----we all have our unique characteristics that I appreciate.
You forgot 'honkies', but I won't hold a grudge over it. We can still be friends.

(Yes, I'm single handedly trying to bring back the word honky because honestly... who doesn't like saying it?!)
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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oops - that reply was to Icewater ....about the roving burrito trucks
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Thornton
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And lawns full of landscaping rocks instead of grass.
Down the shore (the beach) in Jersey rocks are much much more common-place than here. But, the intentions there are much different. Here's it's a "save the environment" reasoning but in Jersey it's a "save my wallet" reason (The cost to water your lawn is more outrageous than you'd ever imagine)

Here you see rocks and think "they're doing their part", in Jersey you see rocks and think "oh, his neighbor has more money than him"
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Sadly, a lot of Denverites don't know how to drive in the snow. I came here form Illinois where most people do know how; it's frustrating. Some people think one needs to allow no more maneuvering distance in the snow than on the 4th of July.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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how about cracked windshields?
people seem to drive around with them for months before having them replaced.
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