There’s a lesson here:
Tsa precheck was closed and the Tsa line was the longest I’ve see in some time. As I’m nearing the middle of the line I start to get anxious as I’m not confident I’ll catch my flight. Like any seasoned traveler, I take a deep breath, pull out my phone and check the Southwest app. Because of weather, my flight is delayed til midnight, an hour and a half after my original flight time. I relax knowing that I’ll soon get through Tsa and find the loving embrace of Root Down’s bar stool. As I travel up the escalator to concourse C, my heart drops. Root Down is closed. As I walk towards my gate, every bar along the way is either closed or close to closing. I find the Silver Bullet lounge and to my surprise, people are enjoying drinks at the bar. I sit down and the bartender gives me the sign that they are done serving. Somewhat defeated, I consider my options and decide to walk to the other side of concourse C. As I do so, I approach a group of security guards and ask them if they knew of any bars still serving. One of them, the humanitarian of the bunch, says that Chef Jimmy’s in concourse A is still serving. I get the last seat at the bar and order a double whiskey! The lesson, if, for some reason you are still reading: never doubt for one moment that if you are in Colorado, there is somewhere close by willing to take your money in exchange for booze!