Colorado, Sept. 24 - 30, 2007
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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.
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.
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.
Overall, great city/state, good times.
Link to Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park Blog: http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/17446