Friday, October 17, 2014

Colorado Rocky Mountain High

John Denver singing Rocky Mountain High

Red Rocks Amphitheater
Jane told me to take her picture on the stage- where in her words
"famous people stood"
A beautiful venue about 9,000 seats. 
We didn't see a concert, but enjoyed the views.  
"The Garden of the Gods"

The balanced rock.  In the 1800's a man bought the land around this rock and charged people for a picture he took with his camera.  As personal cameras became popular, people began to take their own photos. He then built a wall around the rock and charged a fee to see it.
In the 1920's the city of Colorado bought all the property and tore down the wall. The rock is now part of
"Garden of the Gods" which is free. 
Palmer Park  2014
This photo was taken in 2007 at Palmer Park. It was nice to be able to return to the park with the kids this time.

Rocky Mountain National Park 
The aspen trees were beginning to change colors. 
We took a bus around to different spots in the park. We passed this elk several times. 

We drove up 12,000 feet.  We didn't spend a lot of time outside the car, because we didn't prepare for the drop in temperature. That day in Boulder the temperature was 86 degrees  at 12,000 ft it was 45 degrees.
Pink Mustaches at the Rockies game.  Last home game and fan appreciation day. 

They sang God Bless America, the crowd cheered when they sang the part " from the mountains" We don't cheer at the part in Michigan. Maybe if the words were "from the Lakes" 

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