After an amazingly refreshing flight from Sydney to LAX – we splurged on premium economy with QANTAS – we connected to Denver. Our arrival coincided with a torrential downpour, which was cool photographically, but not so cool navigationally. The drive to Boulder took an hour longer than necessary due to a missed turn and a fruitless meander through back streets in an industrial park. Oops. Not a great start, but we got there eventually.