Friday, June 10, 2011

Random Colorado Fun

The last couple of months have been pretty wild. I've been working on settling into my new job and Brent has been preparing for a new system conversion at his job. We've been trying to figure out our living situation - with both old and new houses - which has been sucking lots of time with few results so far. When we're not doing these things, we've been trying to schedule something Colorado-y into every weekend we're out here, since that's the whole reason we moved in the first place.

Here, in no particular chronological order (after just dogging the Eisenhower library for this, am I a hypocrite or what?), is what we've been up to the last two months when we're actually here:

Lookout Mountain Hike

Lookout Mountain is about 10 minutes from our apartment, and hikable even on a Friday after work.  We didn't go all the way to the top on this trip, but will probably do it again soon.

Mountain climber dog!  We couldn't believe she made it up those rocks.

It may look like I'm teetering on the edge of a cliff, but I assure you that neither my furry child nor my real child were endangered in the making of this photograph.

Rockies Game

The Cubs visited the Rockies early in the season, and we took in the Friday night game that weekend.  The weather was great for mid-April! 

Everyone was #42 that night in honor of Jackie Robinson

Horsetooth Half Marathon in Ft. Collins

The same weekend as the Rockies game, Brent ran a half marathon in Ft. Collins that started with almost 2 miles of straight uphill running.  Fun!  He said it was his best race to date and came in with a time of 1:38.  Bonnie and I dropped him off at the start line and then found a local church for Palm Sunday service.  Well, I went to church, and Bonnie sat in the car and barked.  The finish line and post-race party was at the New Belgium Brewery, home of Fat Tire.  Bonnie and I waited for him at the finish line, which was interesting with her lunging at other spectators, kids, other dogs, the racers themselves after she scooted herself underneath the metal divider and onto the course.  She's an equal opportunity lunger.

Brent's finest point of every race he runs - his sprint to the finish.

Sometimes it's nice to just be one of the lazy spectators holding a coffee.

Red Rocks

We went to Red Rocks Amphitheater one Saturday to check it out.  We didn't realize so many people worked out there!  There's a pretty neat visitors' center at the top with a Hall of Fame of all the musicians who've played there since it was completed in 1941.  We really hope to see a concert here this summer - anyone wanting to join us should come on out!  Any takers??  I swear we'll have more than one bedroom by August...hopefully.

First Visitors!

Lana and Justin were out for the weekend in mid May and we spent all day Saturday with them. We took them on the Coors Brewery tour, ate at Woody's in downtown Golden, and met them near the Tech Center for a great dinner at The White Chocolate Grill.

An engagement picture for the couple that their parents can be proud to put in their hometown newspapers.

Hiking, hiking, and more hiking

Mt. Galbraith, Table Top Mountain, and Green Mountain have all been partially explored. Surprisingly, our little terrier loves a good, step climb and pulls us most of the way. Going down is her favorite part.

U2 Concert

Brent took me to see U2 at Invesco Field, where the Broncos play, the weekend before my birthday.  I have always wanted to see U2 in concert, and was even sure that it was on my Life List - but apparently it never made it on there.  What the heck?  Consider it added.

#101 - See U2 in concert.  May 2011

Oh my.  Such a good concert!  The Fray opened for them, which was the cherry on the sundae.  I've been to a concert to see The Fray as the headliner before, so what a nice surprise!

It was U2's 360 tour, which involved setting up a very complex spaceship-looking apparatus on the field.  The concert was on 5/21, which was the day of the supposed rapture, and towards the end I started to wonder if aliens really weren't coming to get us.  It was kind of bizarre in parts, really, but overall the show and special effects were super impressive.  And the music - well, of course the music was awesome.  They played all their hits and more.  And also lit some candles for a woman freed in Burma because of Bono's work with Amnesty International...something like that.  I didn't really catch the whole story.  Bono is occasionally a little out there for me, but I think we need to give the man some props for using 40+ years in the spotlight to promote positive change and work for international causes in which he believes.  Plus, he's still an awesome singer.  Wow.   

As I get all these things documented, I realize why I'm so stinking tired!  That, and the second life I'm supporting with my body right now.  No big deal.  And this really isn't the half of it...more to come this weekend when I cross "Finish blog entries" off my to-do list.


1 comment:

Bob and LouAnne said...

Props to Bon-o for being such a humanitarian and props to Bon-ee for being such a sturdy little terrierist. I love that dog!