About a month ago I discovered the perfect reading spot in downtown Denver.
It's down by the Platte River Trail, right across the street from DU's Auraria campus. I used to read at one of the tables in Writer's Square, but I kept getting interrupted by someone trying to sell me hair care products, or trying to get me to sign a Greenpeace petition, or a crackhead asking for money (the ones who ask are definitely on something, trust me). There's nothing I hate more than getting asked for my money - especially when I'm reading on my lunch break!
Sigh - finally a place where I can be at peace with my book!
I love listening to the babbling river, and so far (knock on wood), I haven't been approached by anyone for money. WIN!
A beautiful day for reading.
And there's a shady spot under a tree that makes it even more perfect!
Sometimes there's a guy that sits and smokes a cigar nearby - or someone sits near me that smokes cigarettes - both are equally annoying, and make me have to move. (Ugh, why do people still smoke? It's SO. GROSS. And as a former smoker myself, I believe it should be illegal to smoke EVERYWHERE. It ruins the fresh air, if you ask me.)
Sunshine, a rainbow scarf, a little bit of shade, and a good book. That's my favorite way to take a break from work. :)