After staying in Venice for a few weeks it was finally time for me to begin my journey back to the US of A. I rode a bus all the way from Venice to Fiumicino, which is a town in Rome, where the Leonardo da Vinci Airport is. I stayed one night in Rome at the Hilton Rome Airport hotel. It was really nice for an airport hotel. Unfortunately I didn’t get to my hotel till late that night so I didn’t really have time to find a shuttle to take me into town to explore. So I decided to go to the hotels bar and grab my self a little nightcap. I also had to wake up early in the morning for my flight so it’s probably smart that I stayed in that night.
I was not looking forward to my plane ride home. My flight left Fiumicino at 7:30 am. It stopped in Ice land, Boston, and then Colorado. So yeah, I had a huge day ahead of me. Plus my flight doesn’t get into Colorado till 3am and going from Europe to Mountain Time is quite a big change for ones body. Oh and did I forget to mention that when I landed in Denver I had a four hour drive ahead of me to Grand Junction.
I bet you are wondering why my final destination is Colorado and not Seattle. That’s because I’m meeting up with my good friend Rob Wilson. I’m going to be working for him at his window tinting shop, Grand Junction Window Tinting. So I can save up some more money for more adventures across the ocean. Rob and I both went to school at University of Washington. The both of us also dropped out of college together as well. I left school to travel and he left to start his own window tinting business, which he has been doing quite well actually. Business has really been expanding for him and he’s started to build a good reputation around town.
Colorado was so much fun! It was my first time ever being there and I loved it. I arrived there in February, which was perfect because the mountains were covered in snow and I love snowboarding. I grew up going to Crystal Mountain in Washington. I worked five days a week for Rob and snowboarded every weekend at Powder Horn. Some people will rag on Powder Horn because it’s a smaller mountain than Aspen, Keystone, or Vail. But I really enjoyed it because the snow was good; it only took me 30 minutes to get there, and it wasn’t as packed as the other mountains. Occasionally I would make trips to Aspen or Telluride.