I flew to Denver Friday morning to do some apartment hunting. I found a good deal for a nice, big one bedroom apartment in southwest Lakewood. I also spent a hefty chunk of time exploring Lakewood as well as Wheat Ridge (yuck), a bit of Arvada and a day in Golden (nice).
My original plan consisted of some online research that I did, and I had a bunch of printouts from rent.com that I planned to visit. A few I drove by without stopping at once I actually saw them. Some I stopped and explored when I happend to seem them from the car. As I was driving around, it suddenly started to become more important to me to actually get a apartment *with a view*. The one I got has a view of the mountains.
The rest of the time I spent walking around parks, checking out some shops and sampling the local cuisine. I stopped and ate at a restaurant in Golden called Ol' Time Bar & Grill, or something like that. I mention this not because the food was great (though it was good), but because the hostess was a total knockout.
Anway, the move-in date is set for September 28th. I'm psyched!