I took over some small gifts for her and their Town Council (as suggested by Jane Mordue - thanks again, Jane) about Buckingham including the chart showing the soldiers who were killed during WW1. She gave us some gifts too. It was lovely to meet her and hear about the challenges facing a USA Town Council. She described herself a 'Weak Mayor' in that most of the running of the Council services is left to their chief executive - who looks after their own police and fire departments among other services.
Here we are outside the oldest building in Golden, The Armoury, followed by some more pics of the town and the state. The first shows the Mayor on my right with our friends on my left - Charlotte and Simon Maybury
The river running through the town - flanked by two walkways and lots of wonderful statues. The 'M' on the hill refers to the School of Mining in the town which teaches students from around the world about Geology and Mining technology.
A view of the town from high on a hill above Golden
And the rockies are all around! Breathtaking!!
And a bonus: the flight we took over to Denver was the inaugural Norwegian Airlines flight to the city. And so we met the City Mayor who was on the flight too!! Here's a selfie of me and Mayor Michael Hancock after he had given his speech.
So, two Mayors in one trip!!