It may be the end of the summer of 2013 soon, but the weather doesn't know that! It has still been very hot here in Colorado, above 90's in temperature, and so the autumn season still feels far away. I know this weather probably won't last much longer, as the first snows can arrive in October in my area, but for now I have been squeezing in as much summer fun as possible! One nice event we participated in recently was "Equestrian Day" in my community, where the stables had an open house for families to come down and meet the horses, find out more about the equestrian center's activities and riding lessons. There was a petting zoo, free pony rides for the children, face painting and snacks. My grandsons had a wonderful time and now love horses!
It was so nice to be able to enjoy these beautiful creatures on a beautiful day!
Next, my husband and I decided to squeeze in a Colorado Rockie's baseball game in Denver, over the Labor Day holiday weekend! They played the Los Angelas Dodgers and attracted a good sized crowd. Sadly, they lost a close game to the Dodgers, but we had a wonderful time, non-the-less and enjoyed the stadium's nice family atmosphere. After living in New York and attending countless Yankee and Met's games I have to say the Rockie's fans are rather polite and quiet. We were surrounded by Dodger fans in the stands and they made much more of a ruckus, even when they were behind in score.
One nice aspect to the Rockie's Coor's Field is the "Rock Pile" out in center field! There the tickets are a very affordable $4 per person, and for children under twelve or adults over the age of 55 they are only $1 a person! (Click the link for all the rules of purchase). In this day of high athletic competition prices I applaud the Rockie's organization for helping young families be able to afford to go to a baseball game and enjoy the fun!
I was also fascinated by the variety of food concessions at the ballpark, and these frozen berry banana kabobs!
Last, but certainly not least, my husband and I took a few days off this past week to visit Rocky Mountain National Park! I can't think of enough adjectives to describe this magnificent place. As you may know, we are big advocates for visiting our nation's beautiful national parks, and we have visited many of them (click here to see all my posts about them), and Rocky Mountain National Park was one another spectacular park to visit! We wanted to visit before the October snows would close the Trail Ridge Road in the park, the highest continuous paved road in the United Sates, and hoped to also see some color change in the aspens, but we were a little early for that. What we did see were lots of animals, and gorgeous vistas, plus dramatic changing weather. I will be blogging about all our experiences there very soon--stay tuned as you won't want to miss these photos!
I hope you are also making the most of the end of the summer of '13! Are you looking forward to autumn?
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