Tuesday, July 14, 2009

4th of July/A good date

Jono and I went to Colorado for the 4th of July (long) weekend. We stayed with friends in Denver and in Boulder which was fun already, but on the 4th we had a very good date:

We went to Red Rocks for the annual Blues Traveler 4th of July concert. I'm not the biggest Blues Traveler fan but was excited to be going on a vacation and I had never been to Red Rocks
HOLY DONKEYS! Red Rocks is the most beautiful venue I've ever been to. Not only is the stage built into the natural rock formations, but the backstage areas have a wall made of the rock itself too. It's this incredible outdoor space in the middle of the most beautiful middle of nowhere.

Jono even got to perform. He sang (I think the Jermaine part) of the Jackson 5's I'll Be There and played on a few other tunes as well. I got to run around willy-nilly taking pictures and being enchanted by the place. As it got darker, the lights of Denver began to fill in the distant backdrop
and then, there were fireworks on the horizon all around the city. I went up high on the cascade of steps and got a great show while the music played. And the moon was nearly full! A giant grapefruit of a thing so close, so big!
The next day, driving home we went through an intense rain/hail storm. People pulled over, hazards blinking, rain drops the size of dimes and hail stones the size of cats eyes... But we couldn't see any of that because the visibility was so bad! And then we were through it. The sun was shining and there was not one, not two, not three, but many rainbows all against the sky. I've never seen rainbows like them It was as if there was a prism being dangled from the clouds making rainbows. Not in arcs but more like angular shafts... Except for the perfect arc in the photo which had a very faint rainbow mate beneath it.