Denver and Red Rocks










(Don't know how to put captions on these through blogger, so this'll have to serve. This tunnel is the entrance to the Red Rocks Amphitheater, near Denver.)




We got to see a little of Denver, today. I wasn't all that impressed. But honestly, I'm never very impressed with big cities. It was ok for a city, but I wasn't sorry to leave it behind and head south to Colorado Springs. But first, we stopped off at a place called Red Rocks Amphitheater. It's kinda neat, with, well, lots of red rocks. :) It's a sort of natural amphitheater, and they hold shows here on occasion. Rock shows, I'm guessing.

The weather has been beautiful. God couldn't have been kinder to us. I'm not arrogant enough to think He's provided this lovely weather just for us, because I know there are a whole bunch of other people who are thanking Him for it as well. But I am grateful for it, and I thank Him for gifting us with such pretty blue skies. It's been perfect weather. Cool, so I'm not sweating (I HATE to sweat) but not bitter cold.

But what a lovely surprise when we drove into Colorado Springs. I knew it was a smaller city than Denver, but I wasn't sure what to expect. I wouldn't mind moving here. lol. It's got everything (even a Boston Market! We don't have one anywhere near where we live. boo-hoo!) but with a smaller town feel to it. We'll be here a few days, so I think I'm going to really fall for it.

I was actually here before, many years ago when I was 13. We went to the Garden of the Gods and then to the Flying W dude ranch. I'm a little disappointed that the Flying W isn't open right now. It only opens on Fridays and Saturdays, and we'll be leaving on Thursday. But oh well. We'll have to save that for a return visit. :) But we will be going to see the Garden of the Gods and Pike's Peak. And I also hope to see Manitou Springs. Don't know much about what's there, but it sounds intriguing.

And all this western setting is getting me very much in the mood for writing a western. Well, I have been dabbling with an idea for a western for some time. Even started work on it, but the ideas are really rolling around in my mind. I'm too tired at the end of the day after touring or sitting all day in a car to put alot of brain power into writing. So that's going to have to wait until I get home.

So tomorrow I'll be back with more pictures (hopefully!) of GotG and Pike's Peak. I hope y'all are enjoying, even though only Marianne is even bothering to comment! Thanks Marianne. I think you deserve some kind of award for that. I'll have to figure out how to do that one of these days. :)

Til next time. :) Enjoy the pics. These are of or from the Red Rocks Amphitheater mentioned above. There's alot more than this, but these were some of our better pictures.
















I REALLY liked this shot. It's a great contrast between the deep blue of the sky and the red of the rock. Funny thing is, I'm not sure if I took this or if DH or even DD took it. We were all shutter happy today.


















This is taken from the top of the Red Rocks amphitheater. You can see Denver in the distance. Well, I think you can see it. *I* can see it, but then, I know it's there.

Comments

Marianne Arkins said…
Denver really is just another big city, despite the setting. Red Rocks is pretty amazing, isn't it?

Too bad you won't be in the Springs for Easter Sunday. The sunrise service in Garden of the Gods is amazing.

Heads-up re: Manitou Springs. While Colo Spngs is very conservative (housing Focus on the Family, etc), Manitou Springs is the polar opposite. It's where you'll find lots of Paganism, etc. Just saying.

Have a wonderful time... you're making me a little homesick.
Judy Thomas said…
Beautiful pictures. When you go to "that town" try to get some pictures of the older homes...those that might have been in existence back in the day.

I'm so glad y'all are having a wonderful vacation!

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