My twenty-one-year-old nephew and his nineteen-year-old girlfriend are visiting for a few days. Their first tourist activity was to visit a marijuana dispensary. Welcome to Colorado. Thanks for buying highly-taxed marijuana products which further fuels the booming local economy.
The next stop was Cherry Creek Mall for watch shopping. As we were leaving Tiffany, without a purchase, the sound of hail on the skylights became almost deafening. The next stop was Anthropologie. After a few minutes in the store, a sales assistant informed us the mall was being evacuated. We had to go to one of the tornado shelters in the mall. The next half hour was spent in a tornado shelter with about a hundred other shoppers and mall employees.
It looked like it had snowed when we left the mall. Hail was everywhere. Trees were defoliated. Streets were flooded. Traffic lights were blinking red leading to horrendous traffic jams. Cherry Creek had overflowed its banks flooding the bike path. Welcome to Colorado. The land of blizzards, violent hail storms, tornados and three hundred days of sunshine.