Besides being a great name for a real estate agency or a law firm – that’s what our family did today.
Perhaps the greatest venue of all time for a concert. If you go, couple of “don’t miss” features. First, is the Interactive Hall of Fame of Red Rocks. It’s located at the back of the amphitheatre. Great pics and video clips of concerts there.
The second thing is the south entrance to the park. Lot’s of places to hike. The views of Denver are awesome, especially at night.
Foss General Store, Golden, CO
We went in the store just to piddle – an hour later we came out. What a great place!!! Got some great ideas for our youth room!! Here are a couple of hints:
We walked out with chocolate covered sunflower seeds. They are so good, just get a funnel with them.
Of course, no trip to Golden would be complete without a visit to Coors.
Their family of beers:
A couple of things impressed me about Coors. During prohibition instead of laying off employees, Adolph Coors changed to making malted milk. The result – he didn’t have to fire a single employee. For a town the size of Golden that depended on him for jobs – that was huge. Huge leadership lessons there.
The second thing was there were flowers everywhere in the buildings. Carnations and roses. Tradition has it that Adolph’s wife would bring flowers from her garden over to the brewery to “brighten” things up. When Jr. took over the company, a green house was built and to this day they grow flowers for the sole purpose of putting them in the building.
Great fun for the kiddos – we saw dinosaur footprints, fossils, hiked up Dakota Trail where dinosaurs roamed. Got a great view of Red Rocks from up there as well.
The whole time I was hiking, I was seeing dirt bike treads on the trail. The trail is pretty rough for a mountain bike – steep, rocky, and narrow. And that just reminded me of Steve B and the ride I about got him killed on. And I just started smiling alot as we hiked up the trail.
Finished the night at Casa Bonita. Sat right next to the water where the cliff divers go in. We had a blast!!! Mom – the food was okay but the sopillas (go ahead and correct that spelling, Cat) were AWESOME!!!
I loved the day.