As Denver natives there are certain things only we understand that others might not get. Like this list for example.
No Malibu Grand Prix? Or the original Elitch's? Or what was that arcade with the giant animatronic shooting gallery? No hookers and drug dealers in broad daylight on Colfax?
Yeah that's what I was thinking. I think there was at least two feet of snow . Yeah there are pics somewhere
Ilene Seas, was it the blizzard of 82 when the snow was as high as grandma and grandpa's house (or so it seemed)? I think we have pictures somewhere of that.
I was there and survived the blizzard of 82. If it wasn't for my back not liking the cold weather this is the one state I would love to live in again.
How about eating at the Denver drumstick! You got your meal in a paper boat while watching the train above you go around the restaurant!
I remember when the traffic report would start with "The Mouse Trap caught another one" and ... say no more. We all knew exactly what he meant.
I'm a foco kid now living in Denver. .... what's the highlands thing? That was the only one I didn't get
my husband was a school bus driver and always had lots of coats left over from those days that afternoons are much warmer than mornings
Anyone out there remember the Milwaukee Tavern downtown 17th and either Champa or Stout all the old AWA wrestlers would hang out there after matches?
@jopiper I do my Aunt worked there
4th Generation Denverite! You know you are from Denver, if you remember (just to name a few):
* The phone number for time and temperature was: 222-8811
* Radio station contest lines all began with the '241' prefix.
* The three main TV stations were known as KOA (Channel 4), KLZ (Channel 7), and KBTV (Channel 9).
* Well established neighborhoods, where people knew one another.
* When a ride to Cherry Creek Reservoir was truly a drive out in the country.
* When the zoo had free admission for Denver residents.
* When the Casa Bonita building was a Joslins department store.
#3.. Lakeside... that "Laughing Sal" at the fun house scared the crap out of me as a kid every time she came out and started laughing for several minutes.
All True, I was born in St. Anthony's Central (before there was a North)...worked at St. Anthony's North in HS. What the heck are the Highlands?? \U0001f604 My favorite memory? "And now, your! Den-ver! Bears!" We couldn't afford to go to Elichs so we went to Lakeside, Waterworld was two slides, it was the Boulder Turnpike, Mile High Stadium, the blue helmets with the D, Zezo's Magic Castle and the perpetual Carmel popcorn smells at CInderella City, desolate and peaceful drives to the mountains, octoberfest on Larimer St. Field trips to the Nature Museum, Denver General, Thirsty's and McNichols for the Final Four and the NBA all-star game!
Born at St. Joseph's hospital in '65, lived in Grand Jct until I was 13 and we moved back to Denver. Remember meeting Randy Gradishar at Buckingham Square and getting his pic & autograph. Remember mostly everything mentioned but always went to Elitch's and not Lakeside. Remember spending lots of time after school going to the arcade at Cinder Alley.
"But it's a dry heat!", The Foothills, Cinco de Mayo on Federal, "the Castle," shopping at the ARC, Los Arcos (the food and the experience), buggies, not shopping carts, the "brown cloud," Red Rocks, abundant sunshine!! I do really miss living there!!
Never called it the north side...just North Denver. That was all you had to say. Smaldones, Elitch's, Lakeside, submarine races at Sloan Lake or seeing the lights from Indpiration Point, the Scotchman with Highland Flings and Horrible burgers. Ahhh....the wonderful memories!
Born and raised in the Northside. Will never be highlands to me. Also first concert at the big mac Michael Jackson 1988