Saturday, August 23, 2008
DEMS DO DENVER
I found this place just a couple of blocks from the Crowne Plaza, where the New Mexico delegates are staying. No, I didn't see any of our delegates going in (and, no, I didn't go in either.)
Downtown Denver seemed bustling in anticipation of the convention. Lots of crammed sidewalk cafes, lots of folks with Dem credentials hanging from their necks wandering the streets looking like tourists. And hey, I caught a glimse of Wolf Blitzer crossing the street near CNN HQs.
I was going to park and look around for early bird New Mexicans. But instead, I decided to drive up Colfax to joint I discovered a couple of years ago -- Steve's Snappin' Dogs. I took a picture of the sign when I was here before (and it's the desktop photo of my work computer.) But it was closed when my son and I stopped in a couple of years ago, so tonight was the first time I actually ate there. Fine hotdog (I opted for the Rippin' Rockies Dog, which has green chile) but the best part was the fried green beans. What a treat!
And yes, that's the car I'm driving -- it's a New Mexican Circulation Dept. vehicle the company was nice enough to let me use. I'm so used to driving generic looking cars, it's a shock every time I see it. But at least there's no danger of me losing it.
Check back later and I'll post links to my convention preview stories in Sunday's New Mexican.
UPDATE: Here ya go ...
* Main story (What purpose do conventions serve and who pays for this party?) CLICK HERE
* A list of meals, receptions and parties for the New Mexico delegation CLICK HERE.
* The list of N.M. delegates. CLICK HERE.
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