I live in Denver, Colorado. I moved here the first time after leaving the Army, where I’d been stationed at Fort Carson for several years. I liked Denver at the time, but it hadn’t grown so big then. It was a little city on the cusp of expanding.
From Denver I moved to the DC/VA/MD area to get a Masters in Physics. From about the moment I left I was trying to get back. I’d lived in NoVA before leaving for the Army, and that’s where the physics jobs are. The industry there is largely government driven. I’ve worked for the feds, for contractors contracting with the feds, and at various restaurants and stores where all our customers were fed civilians and contractors. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t home.
So I came back to Denver or more specifically Lakewood. The RTD (Metro) station near me had a line drawn under a bridge with Lakewood on one side and Denver on the other. Now I’m in Denver proper, and I’ll probably be here for a few years. I’m pursuing a PhD in Engineering, so my medium term horizon is dominated by qualifying exams and dissertations. Buy a book; grad students need money.
Most of my hobbies are transportation. I like to drive and ride motorcycles, ski, snowboard, and hike. The only thing I can’t do around here is swim outdoors. Maybe you can but I can’t, because I like to feel my toes. An odd hobby I don’t consider a hobby is reading. I just read. Writing is the same.