I am at the Denver Airport, shopping for gifts that will express something truly unique about the Rocky Mountain State.
There are fridge magnets with cute woodland animals:
But really, we have foxes and bears in the Northeast, and I'd match Maine with Colorado, moose for moose, any day of the week.
Not sure what these creatures are -- perhaps they are unique to Denver and environs:
But anything that cute has got to be running around the Berkshires.
There is a Southwest vegan cookbook:
But of course, Massachusetts is lousy with vegans. Nobody in Northampton has eaten an animal product in the past decade. True, our vegans show a bit less cleavage.
I can't imagine what is uniquely Coloradan about popcorn:
Vermont produces the same varieties of poop joke chocolates:
Why would I go to Colorado for cider spices (do they even grow apples in this climate)?
And why would Colorado-roasted coffee be any better than the stuff we roast back East?
After all, the Coloradans live almost as far from the actual coffee growers as we New Englanders do.
No. I am after something that I can't readily buy back home in Boston, something that speaks to what is uniquely Colorado.
What I am looking for, of course, is hash brownies But here are the airport, they are nowhere to be found. A marketing opportunity missed, to be sure.
Ah, well. I guess I will have to find something else to bring back home to the kids.