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Who delayed the departure of this train?
Who delayed the departure of this train? Westword

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5. "Welcome to Denver. Remember, the air is dry here; you’ll want to stock up on lip balm and tissues in one of the many convenient concessions stores that cram the airport."

4. "Welcome to Denver. Yes, recreational marijuana is legal here...but the nearest store is miles away. Check the trash bins right outside of security for a quick fix, since outgoing travelers may have had to surrender their stash."

3. "Welcome to Denver, the Mile High City, and we had that nickname before marijuana was legalized. Back then, alcohol was the vice of choice...and at 5,280 feet, it packs a big wallop. Find out how big by stopping in one of our many fine airport bars. Don’t you wish there were more?"

2. "Welcome to Denver. After exiting the train, take a look at the Great Hall under the iconic tent roof before grabbing your bag. Now imagine it after a $1.8 billion renovation. Don’t miss the inlaid floor: That art piece by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Ken Iwamasa is definitely going, but imagine how much space that will free up for T-shirt shops."

1. "Welcome to Denver...ish. Yes, the airport is still 25 miles from downtown. Sorry about the cost of the cab ride, but you can always take the A Line. Just beware of the doors on that train...."

By the way, after we first shared this list in October, a former airport employee assured us that #4 is absolutely true...
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