This is the continuation of a trip my dad and I took at the end of May. The previous day we had just made Lakewood, CO. Day 4 was going to be a "rest day", spent with family, checking out the various sights around town. My dad and I didn't get to visit the Red Rocks Amphitheater, the day before, so my cousin drove us over to check it out. It's usually open to the public. My cousin said a lot of people use it to run steps, or for hiking, or to just hang out. Unfortunately this time of year it gets used a lot for graduations. This morning was no exception. As we drove up the local security told us we could come in but the ceremony would be ending soon and we might get tied up in traffic.
Here we are driving up to the amphitheater. Notice all the cars in the parking lot. There were two other parking lots on the other side that were just as full.
Golden, northwest of Lakewood.
Clear Creek, which runs through town. It was strange to see people outside enjoying themselves on a summer day. Here in Tucson, where we've now gone something like 25 consecutive days above 100 degrees, people tend to stay indoors until the sun goes down.
Coors Brewery. The factory is built right along the banks of the Clear Creek. Anyone remember those Mark Harmon Coors commercials from the mid eighties?
Triumph Scrambler. Pretty much the same bike as mine with the exception of higher exhaust and shorter seat. Good to know the people of Golden have fine tastes in motorcycles.
Woody's Wood Fired Pizza. Oh my gosh it was so good!
Lookout Mountain. If we had been on bikes the ride up would have been amazing. Sharp curves and big elevation change. This is looking down into the town of Golden from the top.
Buffalo Bill Cody is buried at the top of Lookout Mountain.
Indian Fry Bread Tacos. They were delicious!