The Denver Post - Aussies, Danes Make Themselves at Home
Parker: Aussies, Danes make themselves at home
By Penny Parker
Denver Post Columnist
March 25, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Some would say Visit Denver's Jayne Buck is the hostess with the mostest.
During a tour of LoDo on Wednesday with newspaper writers from Sydney and Melbourne, one Aussie mentioned he was looking for cowboy boots.
Buck led the shopper into Rockmount Ranch Wear on Wazee Street.
"When we arrived, the staff told us that another Australian was already shopping there," Buck said. "The Aussies met each other, and being the Visit Denver vice president of tourism, I asked the other gentleman if he was here for a meeting or for a vacation."
The shopper told Buck, "I took a short flight to Denver from Vegas, where I am at a meeting. I have been buying Rockmount for a decade and I have bought some things online, but I decided that it's better to come shop in person in Denver, so here I am."
The happy hunter left with a half-dozen signature snap-front shirts.
Eavesdropping on a grandfather and his granddaughter:
"Do you know how many living great-grandmothers you have?"
"Can you name them?"
"They already have names!"