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Sunday, October 17, 2010

How I spent my Sunday morning

Is there a better way to spend a Sunday morning in Denver than at Red Rocks? Nope. The Pea and I drove across town with my parents and spent some quality time climbing around Red Rocks Park.

For those of you Dumplings not familiar with this glorious spot, Red Rocks is an open-air amphitheater nestled in a stunning outcropping of sandstone monoliths.

Owned and operated by the city and county of Denver (downtown can be seen on the horizon), the venue can seat nearly 9500.

Concerts have been held at the site since the early 1900s.

The amphitheater in its current form opened in 1941.

The southern monolith is known as "Ship Rock."

The Pea is sitting in front of the northern monolith, "Creation Rock."

So what have you Dumplings been up to today?

[Red Rocks website]

29 comments:

Belly said...

Never knew peas come this adorable! Sounds like a lot of fun. I spent Sunday trying to declutter my office ("trying" is the key word here).

Jen said...

Extraordinary looking place! Thanks for making it known to me.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

OMG #1 - The Pea is the cutest dollop of sweetness - suh-MOOCH!

OMG #2 - RED ROCKS! Ever since I saw a televised concert with the Moody Blues (let me see, this must've been in the 80s), I have always, ALWAYS wanted to go! Who have you seen in concert, there? Who was the best???

Raina Cox said...

MLHP - I'm embarrassed to say we've not seen a show there yet. But in my defense, we've only lived in Denver a year.

I will definitely be checking out the show schedule when events start back up in the spring.

David said...

Squee! for The Pea! (photo 1 looks like she's levitating!)

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Wow, this is beyond, way beyond. This looks like the perfect way to spend a Sunday.

First up, the Pea is too, too adorbs for words -- seriously, we need to hook she and my boy up stat.

And what a glorious venue!
With that spectacular view, who needs a Lady Gaga's ta-tas?

Back at the Ali ranch, we've had a rather action-packed weekend ourselves, albeit without the great panoramas.

Saturday was my little guy's taekwondo yellow belt ceremony and right now we're in the throws of a rather hard-core playdate. Oy, when's Monday again?!

Cheers, Alcira

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Camilla @ Designalogue said...

Red Rocks looks awesome.Seeing a performance there would be incredible.
Its going on my to-do list!

psst - lil jumpy Pea is just gorgeous!

susieq said...

The Pea outshines the beauty of the place!

Alexis L., The Studioist said...

That's breathtaking. And The Pea is soo adorable.

Me? I've spent much of Sunday wrist-deep in making pernil.

SGM said...

We were there on Friday! Isn't it beautiful? Concerts there are magical times 10. Get to one, girl!

Appletree said...

YOur daughter is adorable! I have a Dave Matthews CD love from there. I have always wanted to see him there.

Luna said...

How incredible it would be to see a concert in that environment! Your pea is pretty cute by the way.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

I went there two summers ago and it was so beautiful and grand. I can just imagine what it would be like during the nighttime, with the lights and the music.

We had planned to hike on the trails near the amphitheater afterwards, but there were too many signs warning of rattlesnakes and my shorts-wearing husband freaked out. Oh well.

Teri said...

I love Red Rock! I was there in December with my brother.

I spent the day recovering from a hang over. I should know better.

Keri Batchelder Hoffman said...

I lived 5 miles from RR for 7 years and NEVER saw a show or hiked the stairs. Dumb.

I spent my morning walking the Denver R&R 1/2 marathon with a blister the size of vermont. Thanks for asking! It was a beautiful day for sure!

my favorite and my best said...

i cannot wait to squeeze the starch out of her in november!!

red rocks looks like an awesome place to do drugs.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

That is very cool, and your pea is very cute :)

sanctuaryhome said...

I have been lucky enough to see Neil Young, James Taylor and Big Head Todd there. All awesome and all heavily scented with the Ganja.

nkp said...

Gorgeous. And the rocks are not too shabby either. And Alcira, as much as I like you honey (and I really do) don't even think about getting your mitts on my future daughter-in-law. She is taken. ;0)

R.-she is more beautiful than ever, if that is possible.

A Perfect Gray said...

so beautiful - it's almost unreal. I see Red Rocks causes small children to levitate. Probably gets older people high, too...

Topaz said...

Your daughter is adorable.

Embarrassed to admit I've been in Denver for almost three years and never been to Red Rocks, despite many people telling me it's a must-do. Maybe it's my fear of crowds and loud music.

Paul Anater said...

Man oh man you're taking me back. I saw the Grateful Dead there in 1985 or 1986. What a spot!

erin@designcrisis said...

LOOK AT THE PEA! She is so big and grown up... I feel a wee tear making its way down my cheek. Sniff.

Oh, and the red rocks + vintage U2 = hotness.

Coté Provence said...

You daughter is so adorable! Wonderful pictures.

xo

The Down East Dilettante said...

Gee, and all I did was mow the lawn and make soup...

Migod that's awe-inspiring. Absolutely gorgeous

So's the kid! And lucky to have a mother who takes her to such places

Jessie said...

Love the pics!
I'm from NY, but lived in Denver for a few years and was stoked they do movies at RR too - reminded me of Monday night movies in Bryant Park.

Raina Cox said...

Jessie - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

the pea is growing up so fast, raina, what a beauty.
and you are right, the red rocks are glorious. glad you had a wonderful weekend with family. x

Designers' Brew said...

that is way cool! The view of Ship Rock gave me the chills.