Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Day off the Ranch

Suzanne and I arranged to meet on the outskirts of Denver for lunch and a visit.  Worrying about the traffic and not wanting to be late, I left plenty early.  As it turned out, I had time for an adventure before we were to meet in Morrison, so I visited Red Rocks Park.

I hiked the trails

and climbed the steps to the amphitheater,
quite pleased that I huffed and puffed just a little.
That is, until I saw all the people running sprints in the stands!

That was humbling.

Red Rocks is a fabulous place to see a concert.
 The next photo is not mine, but I wanted you to see the big picture.

Can you see downtown Denver on the left side of the horizon?

 Queen City of the Plains
(my photo)

You're probably thinking "no horses?  Who's blog is this?"
Well, of course there's horses!
Suzanne drove me up into the foothills to visit Phamous.

 Phamous is Suzanne's 23 year old Arabian.
She's had him since he was 2.  He thinks he still is 2.

Phamous has a great view from his stall and run.

The workers are young at his barn.

Next, it was back to Morrison for a patio lunch of many hours.
What a lovely day.
I love summer.


Karen said...

Red Rocks is the best venue in the country. So gorgeous there!

Karen Burch said...

Where is that barn? Just curious . . .

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Red Rocks Park looks AMAZING! And i love that photo titled Queen City of the

Beate said...

I absolutely LOVE your header picture of you and Paj! :)
Red Rocks Park is an amazing place to hike and that amphitheater is huge. Phamous sure doesn't look like 23 :D He is beautiful.
Thank you for your wonderful comment! I love it that Paj is from Lexington :) I can't wait to share all the pictures from my visit :)
I hope you're doing well! Can't wait to catch up on everything.

Kay G. said...

The Moody Blues at Red Rocks...I didn't get to see them there but I saw it on TV! What a fantastic place, would love to hike there but I would NOT run up those steps!
Love the photos of the Arabian horse and I love the header photo also, it looks like a painting.

Dreaming said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely day!

GunDiva said...

He is gorgeous!

I've lived here my entire life and have never been to Red Rocks. Pathetic, isn't it?

sonia a. mascaro said...

Red Rocks Park looks wonderful, Terry! You took stunning pictures!
Sounds you had a great time there.
Phamous looks gorgeous and vigorous!
And the view to downtown Denver is really fantastic!
Love also your header photo of you and Paj!
Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Alison said...

Beautiful country out there. And the horses ain't so bad-looking either. ;)

Jim said...

WOW! What a beautiful park Red Rocks is! And I really am impressed with that amphitheatre! Can just imagine a concert there, Terry!
Phamous is a beauty! Terry, your name came up today when Ron and I were having lunch with fellow blogger Gaye MacCulloch. She had used a 'horse term', farrier, and I told told her I knew what that was! And that I had learned that from you!! So there is hope after all for us non-horse people!! lol

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

A perfect day off - sights, exercise, snacks and ponies. :D

I have been lucky enough to see a few shows at Red Rocks. The view of Denver from the seating after dark is amazing - a sea of glittering lights. Also a great backdrop for violent thunderstorms lol. Colorado is a gorgeous and humbling place.

Cindi said...

Nostalgia..... Oh, the memories of Red Rock's. Thx for bringing me back to my concert going days. I'm a Spoilt Colo native girl. Just didn't know it at the time. I thought it was strange to see a concert at a sports arena. Lol