Monday, September 14, 2009

I LOVE DENVER!



This statement may surprise some of you given my hideous past with the city of Denver. I am shocked at myself as I type those words. But I really do love Denver!

This last week my friend Caity and I fled reality and headed East for a fun girls' trip. She invited me to go to a Killers concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater and (again, shocking) I was able to go! Thanks to my sweet mom who watched Ella, and my sweet husband who let me run wild for a bit, these couple of days were so rejuvenating and exciting!

We took off Wednesday morning and drove through Utah and Colorado and some of the most breathtaking vistas I've ever seen on a road trip. Vail and Georgetown were our favorite towns. SO worth the drive. Then we rolled up to Morrison (Red Rocks Amphitheater) around 7:30 and everyone was having tailgate parties and rockin' out to their car radios right outside the concert! That was something I'd never seen before - so fun!

The concert was amazing. I wouldn't have ever considered myself a huge Killers fan, but the show was so much fun. We danced and sang 'til our voices couldn't cut it, and just enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere. The pictures above are not ours, they're from the web, but they show how gorgeous it is there.

Then Caity and I hung out and shopped a bit in downtown Denver, and hit the road again. (Thanks Caity, for letting me drag you to the antique shop - I love my finds!) There's nothing like road trippin' and girl talking with one of my best friends. When I woke up the next morning I didn't know if my voice was gone because of singing at the concert or because we talked non-stop for nine hours!

This was a wonderful opportunity to take some time for myself, see some sights, and appreciate my husband and daughter even more. Thanks so much Caity!
(Below are a few shots of our trip. Check out Caity's blog for probably a TON more pics and fun stuff about the trip!)Honkin' in the tunnels. video
Singing Heart while waiting to leave the parking lot. The best hour of waiting ever!
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4 comments:

Shelly said...

You are a SMART mom. I have never left for more than three hours when my babies have been so little. I should really try it if I ever have another one. It's always great to get a little R&R and I am REALLY looking forward to my girls' weekend this week!

caitlin said...

Seriously one of the funnest times I have had in a long time! Thanks for coming with me! You're an awesome roadtrip buddy. It was great talking, singing, laughing, honking, dancing, eating, etc.. with you! I definitely needed that trip!

MisterE said...

Oh how I would have loved to hear what the van full of Canadians was saying as the horn keep going and going. I was laughing so hard. Glad you both had fun, a well deserved trip for you both.

Amy and Clark said...

FUN!!!