Gretchen and Peter Heitzman
Name: Gretchen (Heitzman) and Peter Heitzman of Glenwood SpringsHometown: Gretchen: Southern California; Peter: SeattleHow long have you been married?: 15 yearsAnniversary: Jan. 16, 1991Children: Jessi, 14; Peyton, 12; and Brenden, 11Where were you married?: Redstone CastleBest wedding-day memory: Gretchen: It was at night at the Castle and we got married when we were bombing Baghdad, so that’s not all that good of a memory. But the best memory was probably when we first realized we were married and he yelled “Wife!” across the room.Peter: Seeing Gretchen in her wedding gown – she was very beautiful.Honeymoon: Cozumel, MexicoWhere did you meet?: On a softball field in AspenWhat was your first date?: Gretchen: We were at Cooper Street Pier playing pool and that’s when we found out we had the same last name. Peter: We were kind of with a big group.Most memorable date: Gretchen: I whisked him away on a plane (he had no idea where he was going) and I took him to Sacramento to see Pavarotti. Then we went up to Napa Valley for wine tasting.Peter: Gretchen already answered that one. How did you know he was the one?: We were very much in love. I was up in Aspen at the time and people would stop me on the street and ask, “You’re in love, aren’t you?”How did you know she was the one?: I hate to be cliché and say we’re soulmates. We were great friends and loved being together – and still do.Best Valentine’s gift ever: Gretchen: Flowers. He goes and gets a special mix from the flower shop.Peter: A package deal at the Vapor CavesIs Valentine’s Day still special:Gretchen: Yes. We try and acknowledge it as a special day.Peter: Yes. It’s just one of those special days.
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UPDATE 5:27 p.m. — Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon has reopened in both directions Saturday evening after a safety closure due to a flash flood warning. There were no reported mud/debris slides.