The cool front that we've been expecting for a few days rolled in late yesterday afternoon bringing cloudy, but thankfully, cooler weather.
Finally, it's cooled off and only got up to about 75° today. Of course, we had to pay for that with some showers and thunderstorms, but that's been almost a 20° drop from yesterday till today, and even though there's some rain and an increase in humidity involved, it still feels great.
Now that the temperatures will be a bit cooler for the next few days, I need to think of something outdoorsy I can do. I should do some work on the little Bronco; there are a few DIY things I would like to accomplish that is all but impossible when it's 95°, the outside of the camper is so hot you can barely touch it, and the sun glaring on the white roof is absolutely blinding.
But I'm not sure I'm in the mood to work on the little Bronco right now because I know that if I finally decide for sure to travel in the little Bronco this winter, my one-track mind will lock on the little Bronco and getting it ready will be the ONLY thing I think of.
There's a couple of nearby botanic gardens that I could visit and take pictures of some flowers, and this might be a good time to do it because Fall is not too far away, and there soon may no longer be any flowers to take pictures of in the Denver area.
There's also a colossal motocross track named Thunder Valley that's only a mile or so past Red Rocks Amphitheater. They have major motocross races there, but you can go in and watch the riders practice when they're not racing. Watching them sounds like fun to me and a lot safer than getting out there with them.
And speaking of racing, between Red Rocks and Thunder Valley motocross track, there's the nationally known drag-strip named Bandimere Speedway. Bandimere has been around since I was in elementary school. And I used to read about it and the races held there in my Hot Rod magazines when I was a teenager. But, of course, it's become a much bigger deal now with grandstands that seat 23,000 people.
So it does sound like I've got a few choices of things I could do. And they all sound like fun, so it appears the most challenging part is deciding WHAT to do. But I'm not going to give up just because it's a tough decision; I'm well known for my decisiveness.... So I'm going to sit right here in my easy chair until I figure out exactly what I want to do.... No matter how long it takes.
While at the Red Rocks Museum I took a picture of this stuffed Grizzly Bear inside of a Plexiglas box, and the glare was terrible. But anyway, the point is there are City Slickers that are missing more than a few brain cells, from watching too many Disney movies, that want to reintroduce Grizzly Bears back into Colorado. And the reason being is they were at one time natural here, and being indigenous to Colorado we should bring them back again.
By that reasoning, we should also bring back the Tyrannosaurus, which was also indigenous to Colorado, and see how many city-folk he could consume in an afternoon.
The sun was in my face, so the lens flare was almost intolerable, but this is as close as they would let me get to the Red Rocks stage so every picture I took looked similar to this.
The Red Rocks venue really is incredible. It's a beautiful location, there's plenty of parking, and it has a reputation for exceptional acoustics.
This morning my granddaughter went to a Princess Party. I couldn't go because my princess costume was at the cleaners.
I could've gone as a homeless beggar standing outside the castle door begging for a few farthings since I was already dressed for that. But it's hard to find a McDonald's that will take farthings anymore.
So I took this picture of Cinderella as she was leaving for the party. My daughter will take some cell phone pictures inside the party which I will try to post tomorrow.