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240 Union

With both the workshop and the afternoon meeting over, a group of us made plans to go to 240 Union, a restaurant a couple of blocks from the hotel. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Denver, and I try to splurge and go there at least once a trip. My meals there generally cost the entire daily per diem allotment for Denver, but it's worth every penny.

I was even more impressed with their service tonight. We were meeting a local USGS person and her husband at the restaurant, and she thought it would just be 5 of us. I arrived with a crowd of 7 and we knew of 1 more coming, so they graciously moved us to a table for 10. And the latecomer arrived with 2 others, so we ended up in a separate room with our crowd of 12. Believe me, we tipped above their automatic 18+%.

Very nice evening--I had a glass of wine, ate duck breast (as I do about half the time there), and chatted with either end of the table rather in the Regency style: the course changes, and you turn to your dinner companion on the other side. One end of the table tended toward gossip and tales of software tests past (the local person is on the programming team, and several of us know her mostly from those tests), and the other was more general conversation with a heavy sprinkling of water-use issues. So to speak...

I'm now a little over-full, have the suitcase mostly packed, and will shortly head to bed. It was a good week, but I'm now completely out of energy.

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