Posted @ 11:02 MDT
Had a really great time yesterday evening. After meeting up with Keziah to give her a book and talk life, I went to go check into my hostel, Hostel Fish, located conveniently close to my Starbucks location downtown! They had some great rates and I need to stay down here to pick up my mom from the airport before heading to my grandmother’s cabin in the mountains. The hostel is pretty new (about two years old) and everyone is friendly. I’m in an eight person room but including me, there’s only one other person. Showers are clean, beds are comfortable, and it has its own bar but there’s also a dope spot underneath the hostel as well. When hotels and camping aren’t an option, a good hostel is the next best thing.
After checking in, I went to a spot downtown to grab some $1 tacos…I stayed here for the rest of the night. Dope conversation with an awesome bartender named Bailey and it turns out, the place is supposedly haunted! It’s called Blake Street Vault
and it’s from the 1800s. Apparently a few guys were left for dead in the bank vault and they tried to shoot their way out as they were dying. I had the chance to go down in the basement and check this out first hand. Crazy seeing the money vault and bullet holes. There were some ghost tours earlier in the evening but afterwards, the bartender took me down there and gave me a quick run through of the history. Neat place to check out if you’re ever in Denver.
Bailey ended up getting a book from me as well!
When I got back to the hostel, there was a young guy in there, I think he told me he was about 52. Immediately we spark up conversation triggered by travel. His name is Ford. He and his son just finished the Colorado hiking trail which I heard is quite challenging and takes a while to do, but well worth it. This ended up being about 90 min of conversation about travel, my app Munee, and being an engineer/inventor. Turns out he has a few patents. Speaking with him was extremely cathartic and I’m grateful to have met him. He went back to Louisiana early this morning but he asked for my card so he could stay in touch. Ford gave me some much needed affirmation about my path and what I was doing. He believed in me and he didn’t even know me. Ford, if you end up seeing this, thank you.