Bruce took the three other men to lunch at Arrowhead Country Club, which is nestled right into the gigantic Red Rocks.
We had a ball at Silo Park in Greenwood Village this morning. This was a large group, we met at the covered picnic tables with the multitude of snacks we had prepared – cold drinks, hot coffee, cheese, nuts, fruit, cookies etc. We were able to take quite a decent walk together after that, the temps didn’t get too hot this morning!
We then broke into smaller groups for the remainder of the day. My group and I started heading up to Morrison, to see what was happening, and take in some of the Colorado Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We drove up to the top, under the arch, and took in the view from the grand plaza. Through the haze we could see part of downtown, and could even make out the white tents of DIA out in the plains. We studied a rock that G said looked like a lion roaring, and it did. We watched folks running the stairs, T being the only one who thought it looked any sort of fun at all.
They was a video going with clips from shows, and I think J would have been happy watching those clips for a few hours. They also have a lot of dinosaurs stuff on display, and as we were examining a T-Rex jawbone, we tried imagining Dino’s out running around. I brought up The Morrison Museum, which is a great little dinosaur museum, T remembered being there, and J and G were both interested. We will have to do that one soon.
We loaded up and left the area to get lunch down in town. We had a choice of Mexican on a rooftop patio, sandwich’s along Bear Creek, or the Red Rocks Grill with all the mounted animals on the wall. Yep, the stuffed animals won out, and we sat between a mountain lion named Bobby, and a reindeer who’s name slips my mind. After lunch we loaded up, got a cup of ice cream for the drive, and headed down the hill.
The afternoon with the three guys was terrific. All three are quite close in their abilities. We had a great talk about sports at lunch, and all 3 guys were engaged and participating. Nice to see.
We had a fantastic day.
The river, hundreds of Iris, and the mountains…I don’t think we could have packed more into the day. It’s a good thing we didn’t try because everyone arrived home about 45 minutes late as it was!
We took a short drive to the Iris4U Gardens off of Federal near the old Loretto Heights campus. None of us had been there