Denver and Coors Field

Denver Travel Blog

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I just returned from a very quick weekend trip to Denver.  The primary purpose of my trip was to attend a game at Coors Field.  I enjoy traveling throughout the United States to check out stadiums throughout major league baseball.  I've been to quite a few of them, though I'm not sure if I've gotten to half of htem yet. 

I stayed in a hotel in downtown Denver, not far from the 16th St. mall.  The 16th St. mall is not really my kind of thing.  I'm not one who ever enjoys a mall anyway.  The thought of shopping makes my skin crawl, though the truffles I picked up at a chocolate shop were delicious.  I wandered the length of the mall and think that I had technically left the mall area when I came across a restaurant that I'd heard of previously called Illegal Pete's.

  It turned out to be a pretty good place to get a cheap burrito, but nothing special.  There are a couple of places like that here in Madison that do just as good a job as Illegal Pete's does. 

Just as I was crossing the street to enter Illegal Pete's the sky opened up and started raining really, really hard.  It was about 1 or 2 hours until the baseball game started, so I was getting more than a little nervous that I had come to Denver solely to go see a game at Coors Field.  The worst thing that could possibly happen to me was having it rain.  So, I was upset.  After sitting in Illegal Pete's for a while as the rain poured I finally decided to walk a few blocks toward the stadium.  The rain lightened a bit as I walked, but still not enough to make me comfortable.  I entered the stadium and proceeded walking around it and taking pictures all around the stadium, which I will try to post a bit later.  Finally the rain ended, the tarp came off of the field, and the players came out to warm up.  The game got underway with the Rockies striking first.  I had fantastic seats in the outfield.  I was rather surprised with the quality of my seat, in fact.  Felt really close to the action the whole game.  Arizona ultimately prevailed in the contest, but mark another stadium off of my list of places to see. 

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1,641 km (1,020 miles) traveled
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