Day 1 (Jun 22): While the day started much earlier for the Kuchta clan, Kim and I got to sleep in. We picked up the clan at the Airport (DIA) around noon. Thanks to Northwest, their air travel went o.k. No lost luggage, delays or cancelled flights. Throughout the vacation, we used the XC90 to get around. The fit was a little snug (with six people in the vehicle), but not too bad. There was just enough room for everyone's luggage, and the driver was very happy with the ride. After picking everyone up from the airport, we drove back home, and unpacked. After everyone had a chance to rest for a few minutes, we headed out to eat at Rumbi Island grill, a great place for lunch - Hawaiian style. With our bellies full, we set out on our first adventure; Soaring over Boulder. Unfortunately, due to the weather (Thunderstorms moved in while we were aloft), I was the only one who got to enjoy the glider ride. We'll be back this way for more. That evening, we saw the International Space Station as it crossed the night sky. I had researched it ahead of time, and Kim spotted it after a few minutes of star gazing.
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