Great post....jealous I couldn't make the outing as well; I had to work my final of three shifts last night, tending to the ill and unfortunate souls of Colorado Springs. Looking forward to the C/S Meet and Greet on the 23rd, and I'm bringing the whole clan with me! Maybe we can make a stroll through Manitou afterwards!
I've OC'd in WalMart many times, and have never had a single problem there. I'm thinking C/S is still pretty Red in that respect, and we have a lot of rural traffic that dilutes the City Folk. In fact, I OC'd downtown during the St. Patricks Day Parade, not a single issue. While my OC style is rather on the low profile side, and I did get a few looks from the passers by, not one of the many LEO's down there said a thing. So, I got comfortable OC'ing in a rather short period of time. To echo M, your demeanor has a lot to do with things.