Denver 25.6.2012 – USA Travel Journal

Well what an amazing day today…I am on such a high , that I am finding it very hard to come down.

We went into Denver today to check out the sights and see what we could do while we were in town. We got some advice from the wonderful staff at the Denver information centre.

Information Centre

Information Centre

Gave us some brochures on places to see. One of them was a wildlife sanctuary just outside of Denver. We are going to check that out tomorrow. We were also told to check out the Reserve Bank.

Dave at the Reserve Bank

Dave at the Reserve Bank

Love the art work around the city

Love the art work around the city

So we decided to take the tour and got to take home a bag of shreaded money. Equates to about $165 US. Dave found it fasinating. Checking out how to spot a counterfeit. I got some things for scrapbooking.

We then headed to the Hard Rock Cafe so I could collect another glass for the collection.

Some Bon Jovi Memorabilia

Some Bon Jovi Memorabilia

While there I checked my facebook and seen that Bret Michaels was going to be in Denver at a Pet store for some signing of products and promote his dog accessories line.

I have to say a huge THANKYOU to MICHELLE MILLS for letting me know about the concert. Poison and Def Leppard happen to be playing in Denver tonight. So I booked some tickets.

So I looked up the address of where Bret was going to be and Dave and I took a little road trip. Well turns out he was only about 15mins from our motel. Unfortunately they had posted that you had to have a lanyard to meet him. You had to purchase one of his dog accessories by a certain date, but they had sold out. But on his website it said you could still go and catch a glimpse of him. So that was good enough for me. Little did I know what was in store for me.

When we arrived we were greeted by the most gorgeous lady. She asked if we needed help. I told her we were there to just catch a glimpse of Bret and that we were only in Denver for the day and that we were from Australia and really had hoped to meet him, as I didn’t know about the purchase of products. She told us to wait and she would find out if she could do anything for us. She said that if we bought something that he would more than likely sign it for us, but unfortunately when she did some asking, she was told politely that we couldn’t do anything without a lanyard. I said I totally understood and that just to see him was good enough. She offered to give me her lanyard at the end if we were still there as she was not that interested in seeing him. I couldn’t thank her enough.

Anyway she went about her duties and Dave could tell that I really wanted to get to see him. So my most amazing husband disappeared outside. He came back with a lanyard. I was estatic…my smile must of been out of this world. I asked him how he got it and he said that he asked a couple that had been to meet Bret with their son and if they would be interested in selling the lanyard to us. They were so sweet that they gave Dave the one that hadn’t been signed. They didn’t even want money for it. I can’t thank them enough. They could quite easy of said no. I wish them all the happiness in the world and hope that one day its paid forward to them.

So my wonderful husband went out and got the camera and waited patiently while I stood in line. I was the last of the public to meet him. The others were the store staff. When it was my turn to see him, they asked if we had a camera to take photos. I said yes my husband has the camera, she offered to take the pic. Dave said if he could be in the pic as well. They were so sweet and said ‘of course’. So Dave got to see Bret as well.

When I finally got to meet him. I walked straight into his open arms and boy did he smell and feel good 🙂 . OMG he is even more gorgeous in person and what a bod…mmmmmm. He shook Dave’s hand and thanked us for coming and when he realised we were from Australia he was saying he had just been down there and that he took the tour bus out to the beaches all along the east coast. I told him I was bummed that he didn’t make it to Perth…he said he would be down to Australia on his own and that Perth was on the list…I missed my opportunity to offer my mobile number and say I would be his tour guide. *darn it* .

Dave said he had watched his shows and was so glad to see him on his feet and looking well. Bret was so appreciative of that, he thanked him for it. Shook his hand and signed his shirt. I also got the lanyard and a dog frisbee signed….my doggie ain’t having that!!

Bret is one of the most down to earth person I have ever met. I told him I was a fan of his, that I had met the guys of Def Leppard and Jon and he said that they were all fantastic guys, he said that Jon was a great guy. It will be a day I will never forget. I had told Bret that we were going to the concert and that I was waiting on confirmation of my tickets, he said to me not to worry, turned to one of his staff and said put this young lady on the Poison list for 2 tickets. I was amazed. Never expected that at all. He posed for a couple of photos and wished us all the best and thanked us for coming out and hoped to see us again. He gave me a kiss on the cheek and said goodbye. I don’t know who was buzzing more Dave or I. Dave had said to me and the kids before we left Australia, that all he wanted to do was take a pic with a celebrity that he knew. Mission accomplished. I personally want to thank Bret Michaels and his staff for such a wonderful experience and one I will never forget. His generosity was amazing. I want to say that the tickets were fantastic and we had the best night. Bret still got it and bought the house down. It was so good.

I am still on a high and don’t think I will sleep much tonight, but what a holiday to remember for life.

Love my husband to bits for making this possible and Michelle Mills for giving me the heads up on the concert. You rock girlfriend. Hope to see you real soon and drinks are on me!!!!

Well better go and see if I can get some sleep.

Signing off with ears still ringing 🙂



Dave and I with Bret...what an amazing person..Dave Dave and I with Bret…what an amazing person..