Red Rocks

Red Rocks

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What I did on my summer vacation...

Once summer soccer was over the family and I took a little road trip south to Denver. We stayed with Holly and did some marvelous things. The first night (my 51st birthday) we went to a sold out Rockies game and watched the Cubs win 6-5. Had never been to Coors Field but it is very nice, concessions were a little cheaper than the Metrodome, and more beautiful weather you could not ask for. Here are a couple of candids of the field and the fans.

The next morning we got up and drove into the mountains. After a picnic at Echo Lake we took the scenic drive up Mt. Evans. I believe this is my first 14,000+ mountain, and the oxygen change was noticeable.

This is Summit Lake which is beautiful and damn cold.

Here is Summit Lake from the peak, with the boys and I as props.

After that we braved the Sunday night traffic and drove into Morrison to Red Rocks for a concert. For my birthday Tami and the boys ordered tickets for The Kings of Leon, who are my new favorite band since I saw them open for U2.It was an incredibly rocking show enjoyed by all. They played for an hour and a half and performed very well. Amazing to see a rock band perform live and sound at least as good as they do on CD. I took this picture from Row 37 with my little Canon digital camera.

The next day we put Hunter on the plane back to Bismarck (High School soccer tryouts) and the rest of us did a little more touring. A popular stop was at the go-cart track.

This is my Green Curry Beef at Thai Basil in Denver. Always great to go some place with real ethnic food. The Singha beers were 50 cents during happy hour, and this plate of food (too much!) was $8.50. Needless to say, I've spent much more than that for crappy food back home.

So despite the very long drive- down Friday, back Wednesday- it was a great trip, and pretty relaxing.

1 comment :

- r@fink said...

Sweet summer vacation Steve! Looks like you all had a great time. Oh, by the way happy 51st.