Mile High Club: Denver Roll Call

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  • gatorjamgatorjam West Palm Beach, FloridaPosts: 173
    Just got my flight from Florida!  $136
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  • hihobibohihobibo Tampa, FLPosts: 477
    gatorjam said:
    Just got my flight from Florida!  $136
    On what airline? I have Southwest from Tampa and my R/T was $278.
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 7,126
    Looking for some local knowledge on the best area to get a hotel for the Denver show. Would like to be walking distance or short uber ride from the arena but also close to some bars and restaurants?
    You want to be in the Larimer Square and/or convention center area.
    Or google..."hotels near Pepsi Center Denver"
  • PorchgirlCOPorchgirlCO ColoradoPosts: 1,342
    kcuf me said:
    How do the locals feel about The Curtis or Homewood Suites?  Pretty similar locations. Curtis maybe a little more north?
    I stayed at the Curtis on their last show here in 2014. Very cool! Voted one of the top 10 art hotels in America. I got the “Chick Flick?!” floor and it had posters of famous women characters from the movies and tv...Charlie’s Angels, Thelma and Louise, Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Marilyn, etc. in the halls and really cool rooms. Staying there again this time around. But they do have everything imaginable for all the different floors: Star Trek, Jimmy Buffet, etc. Mike was staying there (I heard later) but unfortunately I never saw him!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me...

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  • LostpawnLostpawn Posts: 263
    We are staying at the Le Meridian. Anyone stay there before?  Thoughts?
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,666
    I'm there.  Staying at the Hilton City Center.
  • mdbhound25mdbhound25 IndianapolisPosts: 13
    Same. Hilton City Center.  Where’s the pre party?
  • wbutler29wbutler29 Posts: 777
    Same. Hilton City Center.  Where’s the pre party?
    Don’t think it’s been decided yet? I’m at the Spring Hill suites. Literally fall out of bed into the arena
  • CosmoCramerCosmoCramer Patoka Lake is where I should be.Posts: 509
    Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center for me and the wife.
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  • hihobibohihobibo Tampa, FLPosts: 477
    Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. 3 nights (8th-11th) for $510.
  • We're staying at the Courtyard Downtown.  Looks close enough to walk to the Pepsi Center on the map
  • scornlanderscornlander ColoradoPosts: 96
    We're staying at the Courtyard Downtown.  Looks close enough to walk to the Pepsi Center on the map
    You can definitely walk from there.
  • wbutler29wbutler29 Posts: 777
    To the locals on the thread, any good sushi restaurants in the area? Not a sushi snob... sister has a weird pre-pj show ritual of a sushi lunch. Thanks in advance.
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 7,126
    wbutler29 said:
    To the locals on the thread, any good sushi restaurants in the area? Not a sushi snob... sister has a weird pre-pj show ritual of a sushi lunch. Thanks in advance.
    Sushi Den near Washington Park
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,721
    My intel is saying Sushi Sasa, near Pepsi Center
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  • wbutler29wbutler29 Posts: 777
    Thanks for the recommendation guys
  • Section BBB Row 1 / TC# 294***
    I'm staying in the LoDo area at the Maven Hotel.  This will be my first time in Colorado.  Any tips on how to get adjusted to the altitude?
    Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
  • LostpawnLostpawn Posts: 263
    edited February 14
    Section BBB Row 1 / TC# 294***
    I'm staying in the LoDo area at the Maven Hotel.  This will be my first time in Colorado.  Any tips on how to get adjusted to the altitude?
    If you stay in Denver you shouldn’t have much trouble with altitude. Going into the mountains tends to get folks in trouble though. If you plan to go up into altitude (e.g. > 7500’), you can mitigate in a couple of ways: 

    1) Altitude sickness pills, easily prescribed. 

    2) Hang out in Denver for at least 24 hours before venturing up. 

    I recommend doing both. Get your Dr. to prescribe some Acetazolamide, as a safety net. But still try to spend as much time in the city as you can before going into the elevation. 24 hours is a reasonable minimum in my experience. 

    Edit:  If you go into elevation and find yourself getting sick, go back down. It’s amazing how fast it helps to just get back to 5280. 
    Post edited by Lostpawn on
  • bump with me if you have your tickets and don't have to worry ;)
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  • bcs215bcs215 Posts: 16
    I'll be CO-bound from UT by car that Wednesday night, anyone else joining from UT?! It's my first show and I have GA!! Unbelievably pumped, looking to meet some fellow PJ faithfuls en route!!   \mn/ SHAKA!
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 7,126
    Section BBB Row 1 / TC# 294***
    I'm staying in the LoDo area at the Maven Hotel.  This will be my first time in Colorado.  Any tips on how to get adjusted to the altitude?
    Hydrate hydrate hydrate 
    Water not beer or coffee or soda. Water.

    The Olympians will start taking daily aspirin about 2 weeks before going to Colorado to train.

    Also acclimating is purely genetic so its easy for some but not for others.

    Balance alcohol consumption with water consumption. 

    If you're not used to the potent weed in Colorado then be sure to take it easy with that as well.

  • Section BBB Row 1 / TC# 294***
    I'm staying in the LoDo area at the Maven Hotel.  This will be my first time in Colorado.  Any tips on how to get adjusted to the altitude?
    Drink a lot of water, don’t drink a lot of alcohol and bring wet wipes
  • prljmr316prljmr316 Denver, COPosts: 159
    Section BBB Row 1 / TC# 294***
    I'm staying in the LoDo area at the Maven Hotel.  This will be my first time in Colorado.  Any tips on how to get adjusted to the altitude?
    Hydrate hydrate hydrate 
    Water not beer or coffee or soda. Water.

    The Olympians will start taking daily aspirin about 2 weeks before going to Colorado to train.

    Also acclimating is purely genetic so its easy for some but not for others.

    Balance alcohol consumption with water consumption. 

    If you're not used to the potent weed in Colorado then be sure to take it easy with that as well.

    Great point! WATER cannot be said enough, it's vital! Even if you like to drink alcohol, drink even more WATER, it's even more vital while drinking booze to balance it out. It won't keep you from getting a buzz at all, just help greatly reduce the chances of vomiting all over everyone, and getting hauled out on a stretcher with a double whammy of altitude sickness & alcohol poisoning! The higher the elevation the less booze it takes to get a buzz as well, so don't push that "fine line" too much, cuz you may already be over it and not even realize it yet. Your hypothetical six pack alcohol threshold at sea level, may induce a buzz similar to that of a 12 pack instead at altitude if you aren't accustomed to it. Might be a bit of an exaggeration, but just to highlight the issue, and everyone's body deals with altitude differently as Bentleypop also wisely stated as well. It might result in more trips to the restroom to drain that WATER,  but a cheaper night on $15 beers and potential ER bills as well. Pros and cons with the "altitude" thing as with many other things in life. Haha!
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  • Indi4enceIndi4ence Posts: 941
    wbutler29 said:
    To the locals on the thread, any good sushi restaurants in the area? Not a sushi snob... sister has a weird pre-pj show ritual of a sushi lunch. Thanks in advance.
    I'm a big fan of Hapa Sushi and there's one pretty close to the Pepsi Center
  • Indi4enceIndi4ence Posts: 941
    I'll be staying at the Marriott AC Hotel Denver Downtown. Found a good deal with parking included
  • KrickjKrickj Posts: 3
    wbutler29 said:
    To the locals on the thread, any good sushi restaurants in the area? Not a sushi snob... sister has a weird pre-pj show ritual of a sushi lunch. Thanks in advance.
    Sushi Den hands down.  They fly in fish daily from the Tokyo fish market.  As good as it gets
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 4,136
    edited February 18
    Lostpawn said:
    Section BBB Row 1 / TC# 294***
    I'm staying in the LoDo area at the Maven Hotel.  This will be my first time in Colorado.  Any tips on how to get adjusted to the altitude?
    If you stay in Denver you shouldn’t have much trouble with altitude. Going into the mountains tends to get folks in trouble though. If you plan to go up into altitude (e.g. > 7500’), you can mitigate in a couple of ways: 

    1) Altitude sickness pills, easily prescribed. 

    2) Hang out in Denver for at least 24 hours before venturing up. 

    I recommend doing both. Get your Dr. to prescribe some Acetazolamide, as a safety net. But still try to spend as much time in the city as you can before going into the elevation. 24 hours is a reasonable minimum in my experience. 

    Edit:  If you go into elevation and find yourself getting sick, go back down. It’s amazing how fast it helps to just get back to 5280. 
    Before moving here I came about 1-2 times a month for a year. I’d always get a headache the second day until I learned to just drink a ton of water when I arrived. 
    Same thing happens to family when they visit. 
    Just be sure to drink tons of water then I’d say you’d be fine.

    It must have to do with the dryness combined with altitude, because we have a family cabin at about 6000 ft in California and was never an issue. I think partly why my parents are so stubborn about it when they visit here too.
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  • Does anyone happen to have with a spare GA that needs a home? I was really hoping to have luck on the ftf but Denver didn't even get that option, as we all know... so still hunting!! Please let me know! 
  • LostpawnLostpawn Posts: 263
    mace1229 said:
    Lostpawn said:
    Section BBB Row 1 / TC# 294***
    I'm staying in the LoDo area at the Maven Hotel.  This will be my first time in Colorado.  Any tips on how to get adjusted to the altitude?
    If you stay in Denver you shouldn’t have much trouble with altitude. Going into the mountains tends to get folks in trouble though. If you plan to go up into altitude (e.g. > 7500’), you can mitigate in a couple of ways: 

    1) Altitude sickness pills, easily prescribed. 

    2) Hang out in Denver for at least 24 hours before venturing up. 

    I recommend doing both. Get your Dr. to prescribe some Acetazolamide, as a safety net. But still try to spend as much time in the city as you can before going into the elevation. 24 hours is a reasonable minimum in my experience. 

    Edit:  If you go into elevation and find yourself getting sick, go back down. It’s amazing how fast it helps to just get back to 5280. 
    Before moving here I came about 1-2 times a month for a year. I’d always get a headache the second day until I learned to just drink a ton of water when I arrived. 
    Same thing happens to family when they visit. 
    Just be sure to drink tons of water then I’d say you’d be fine.

    It must have to do with the dryness combined with altitude, because we have a family cabin at about 6000 ft in California and was never an issue. I think partly why my parents are so stubborn about it when they visit here too.
    Excellent point, and someone else made it as well. Hydration is HUGE. Which means alcohol needs to be limited, strictly. Water and Pedialyte are your friends.  Alcohol that will barely buzz you at sea level might knock you down at altitude. Especially if you haven’t had a day or two of acclimation. 

    If you screw up and indulge too much before you’re ready, an IV clinic can help. I can’t recommend one, but I know there are a few in the city. Consider it a last resort, and try not to push it that far!

    IMO most folks will be fine especially if you stay at 5280 and drink water frequently. If you go higher, or booze up hard, well...
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