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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Playing around at Red Rocks, Colorado

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is about 15 miles west of Denver and about 15 minutes away from my sister's house in Arvada. We were in Colorado for Sam's high school graduation and decided to drive over to the park to try to catch the sunset. At the park you can stop in at the Visitor's Center for the Rock and Roll museum there and catch a concert at the Amphitheatre or hike the trails around the breathtaking red rock formations. We were there the for the incredible scenery and some clowining around.

Red Rocks Park, Colorado

Driving through Red Rocks Park

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (there was a high school graduation taking place that day)

Me and Jessica

Jess & Madison trying to give me a heart attack

Jessica and Madison, Red Rocks and the coming thunder storm

Statue and Plaque commemorating the 3 million workers who served in the Civilian Conservation Corp from 1933 to 1942 and built Red Rocks Amphitheatre from 1936 to 1941. The CCC was established by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the New Deal, to conserve our natural resources and provide work for young men during the Great Depression. Among their accomplishments, they planted trees, constructed public roadways and buildings, taught soil preservation to private citizens, developed the parks system, and reintroduced wildlife to depleted areas in addition to supporting their own families and advancing the standard of living in surrounding communities. Proof that government intervention in a crisis can make a difference in people's lives.

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