Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Red Rocks with Verlene and a bit of Broomfield

Ed and I went to Red Rocks today with Verlene. In 30 years in Denver she hadn't been there! Now that she's retired she has time to catch up on missed opportunities!
They have a pretty walking trail around the trading post that is only 1.5 miles long. Not too strenuous for us after our big walk yesterday!
It was nice hiking here in the spring, before it gets too hot! 
We were happy to see they have some of the same flowers we have in Utah, including this paintbrush!

There's a nice view between the rocks from the trading post.

The trading post also hosts the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. We were excited to see a mountain dulcimer on display made by Bonnie Carol, who we knew from Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp.
They also had an Ome banjo, the brand I own. I had been fortunate to go to the factory and meet the owner of the company before I bought mine. We felt like we were a part of the history of music in Denver.
We enjoyed a lunch al fresco at the Shiprock Grill. 
We had a look at the ampitheater that was hosting Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tonight. We had only been here for three events, a Mormon Tabernacle choir concert and the graduations of my niece and nephew. It was always a privilege to be a part of something in such an amazing venue.
We topped off a fun day with dinner with the Reichman's at Ooka's in Broomfield. 

On our way back to Crystal's home we stopped at the Sweet Cow in our search for the perfect ice cream sandwich. I give this one high marks!

Tomorrow we look forward to the long drive home! It was a quick trip, but a very fun one!

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