Thursday, October 8th, 2015 03:54 pm
* There is a pocket of Korean expats in Aurora, a Denver suburb, to the extent that a few shop signs appear only in 한글: if you can't read it, implicitly, you needn't go there. Its grocery is larger than the one near me. :( In one such strip mall I also saw a shop sign in unglossed Arabic.
* Golden, Colorado, which was on my mental map only because every Coors tv ad I used to hear mentions it, has a Nepalese restaurant called Sherpa House and Cultural Center. No gift shop, which disappointed Reason, but good dal and chana masala, which we needed much more.
* There is a cute yet earnest natural history museum in Morrison, a bit south of Golden. It marks where the first Tyrannosaurus rex remains were found in North America, if the sign's right, and houses fossil replicas, a live monitor lizard, a bull python, two turtles, and possibly two other snakes that may've been hiding. Animals whose direct ancestors were dinosaur contemporaries, see. There's also a place to help drill rock away from fossils and, if you are smaller, a sand box in which you can brush sand away from (deliberately seeded) shell bits and concrete replicas. Reason opted for the latter, then carefully covered everything up again so that the next little kids could have fun discovering them---her idea.
* And now Sirens, or rather, dinner then child's bath then Sirens, once I figure out where child and spouse went to read so that I could nap.