What a train wreck Denver traffic has become

Denver traffic is horrible and it is only getting worse. Today traffic was stop-and-go from north of 120th on Interstate 25 through Colfax.  

There were no accidents, the only problem was the off-ramp was closed to Colfax Ave. Not to worry, CDOT was warning drivers as far north as the Interstate 76 interchange of the issue. 

Unfortunately that didn't help things. If it's closed just drive by or get off sooner. Make adjustments. But that wasn't happening. 

As soon as I got past the Colfax off ramp traffic opened up and I continued on. People just need to become more aware of what is going on and be better drivers.  

This doesn't absolve CDOT. They should have been more proactive in their planning. The current toll lane for the north part of Interstate 25 won't improve anything. Also RTD has been too slow adding commuter rail north of town. 

The north metro area has paid more than its fair share for traffic and transportation projects. But time has come to adequately build projects there. Unfortunately I think they will still be ignored. 

How would you like to show up at an airport and be the only person on a flight?

How would you like to show up for a flight and not have anyone else on your flight?  Well this person experienced it. 

He was flying from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and originally told there would only be four other passengers. But by the time the flight took off, he was the only one.   

I've been on flights with just a few people, but not by myself. How cool.  

Steak 'n Shake is not that great

I'm headed back to Colorado and needed a quick break for lunch. I just needed a break from driving and get lunch for me and the kids.  

Well the Steak n Shake at 1134 W Pearce Blv in Wentzville, Missouri, has not been the place so far. 

I-70 and Wentzville Parkway

I-70 and Wentzville Parkway

Despite having many tables and booths available, it took ten minutes to get seated. Then another ten minutes until someone came and took our order. 

I guess the two star rating on Google should have been my clue.  

It took about 20-25 minutes to get out food once we ordered. That is a little long for three hamburgers, oh wait they are Steak burgers, and three milkshakes to be made and served. 

Oh, they even forgot to put bacon on double, bacon cheeseburger.  

In total, about 45 minutes from walking in to being served. Not good. 

In-n-Out and Five Guys are a lot better. Definitely they are both a lot faster. In total about an hour.  

Making the tablet jump...

My wife and I made the jump this weekend to iPads as our primary computers. We have an iMac at home and that will serve as our main computer, but most of our work will be done on the iPads.

I have an older MacBook Pro, but that will now be relegated to working with my wife's craft paper cutter. It is an older one and was starting to bog down some, though Yosemite did improve the speed.

The reasoning is that all the things I needed from a computer I could do with an iPad. The same with my wife. We didn't need the extra $500 to $1000 on a laptop. The iMac will be the hub and with cloud apps and iCloud it will be an extension of the iPads. 

Looking forward to the next chapter and will see how it works out.