27-Apr-2003 -- Being my very first confluence, this day was quite exciting. My mom, dad, and dogs Molly and Benteng took me to see my grandfather AND a confluence, all in one day! OK, I didn't really see my grandfather or the confluence, since I'm still in my mom's tummy, but I was there: 40 North, 105 West. It was really easy to get to this confluence, since it is right on Baseline Road east of Boulder, and only about 2 miles west of I-25. The hardest part was finding a safe place to pull over with all of the traffic. Just think - all of those people driving right through a confluence and not even knowing it!
This area is very flat, with farms and open fields all around. It is easy to see the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains about 10 miles to the west. The downtown part of Denver is about 25 miles south by south-east, but the suburbs have come to within a few miles of this spot. In fact, there is a golf course being built just 1 mile west. I don't know where they are going to get the water for the grass - we are in a drought right now, and this part of Colorado is actually semi-arid. You can't tell from the pictures, since the grass looks so thick and green, but it is springtime when the afternoon thunderstorms bring consistent rain - for a little while. By July, everything that isn't being watered will be brown.
This is my dad's second confluence, and the first for the rest of the family. I can't wait to be born so I can help my dad look at maps and plan our next confluence hunt. I have to wait until the end of August to be born, but maybe my mom will take me to some more confluences this summer.