Archive for October, 2001

Mile High Stadiums

The new stadium was complete and was in it’s first season of use and the old stadium had not yet been demolished.  I’ll save my rant about our throw away society.  This is a travel blog afterall.


Columbine High School

As you can see I took this picture from my car.  It seemed weird to be taking a picture when there were kids walking around, some of whom were likely there that day.

Dinosaur Ridge – Morrison Fossil Area

Nothing’s cooler than dinosaur footprints along a mountainside next to the road.  They must’ve been good climbers.  You don’t even have to get out of your car so look at this site, although there are some plaques to read along the way.


Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater

Despite being physically located in Jefferson County, this is a park owned and operated by Denver County/City. It snowed that morning. I think this is the earliest I have ever seen snow in any year.


Four Corners Monument

Somewhat ironically this monument commemorating the only place in the United States where four states meet, is actually within the Navajo Reservation. It is owned and operated by the tribe. I arrived a few minutes after the closing time of 5 p.m. so there was no one manning the ticket booth. Since people were still inside, I managed to get it. I would’ve paid if anyone stopped me, but since I knew I wasn’t going to be there very long, I didn’t sweat it. As you’re walking and driving around the monument you are entering and leaving states too many times to count. I straddled the states a little differently than most. Most people bend over touching 2 states with each hand and the other two with each feet. I just stood in the very center, with each of my feet halfway in two states. It’s not cheating!