Colorado, Sept. 24 - 30, 2007

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View of the moonrise from Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Had a great time! I'll definitely go back in the next year or two.. or three HOPEFULLY!  Although I'd like to hit the slopes there this season, I don't think I will make it back in time. The earliest would be next Spring. And I will most likely bring my family along w/me on the next trip. They would absolutely love it there. It's beautiful.

I got in a climb on the flatirons in Boulder while I was there. Which was cool. Also did a little souvenier shopping for my daughter in downtown Boulder and got to watch CS's band play for an hour Friday night 09/28. They covered a whole block when they lined up from one end to the other in their instrumental sections. Very talented! When I go again, Boulder is the next place I'd like to stay for a few days and explore more of. Great town!

Also stayed in Littleton for a night w/some friends but didn't really get to see much of it as I got in late from a show at Red Rocks and had to catch my plane the next morning.

Downtown
Saw some of Loveland on my way up to RMNP when I went through on 36 was it? 34 maybe? I forget. But cool little town.

And I had dinner w/a group in Golden after touring the Red Rock's Amphitheatre one other night before going back and catching Phil and Friends in Morrison at Red Rock's. I loved Golden and hope to go back and do some exploring in daylight someday. Another cool little town for sure. Good entertainment.

And Red Rock's was out of this world. Breathtaking. Without a doubt, the most gorgeous venue I've ever been to (inside of the US) in my life. Especially after seeing the dinosaur tracks preserved in the nearby rock that they uncovered when building the roadway. Unbelievable.

And Denver was nice.
Continental Divide
But maybe I didn't explore enough of it because I think I prefer the outskirts of Denver to be quite honest. Denver was a great place for the conference, don't get me wrong, but I found myself venturing out of town more often than not. I spent most of my time at Rock Bottom Brewery or at the Billiards a block or two away from the hotel while I was in town. Cool places, but I've got that at home too so no big deal.

But RMNP was off the hook! I saw huge groups of elk at the bottom of the park (Estes park side) at the viewing area on my way out but they were pretty far off. Though I didn't hear the mass groups of elk making much noise, the few elk I saw up close, by random chance encounter, were making plenty noise (mating season). It was pretty intense.

Although the elevation got to me a little (lack of appetite, thirst, ears plugged a little, and a little dizzy) by the time I hit 13,200(+/-) ft.
Fall Foliage
, I loved every minute of it. Finally after just summiting a 14'er (I think we spent a total of 15 mins on top), we had to turn around and leave rather quickly because of a rapidly approaching storm and lacking daylight. I could get used to Colorado very easily. It actually felt a little like home away from home to some degree (minus the elevation of course!).

Overall, great city/state, good times.

Link to Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park Blog: http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/17446

bkretzer says:
I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. If you're an outdoorsy kind of guy, Colorado is the place to be. Such a variety of things to see and do. And, I am definitely looking forward to my trip to New England!
Posted on: Apr 03, 2008
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