What a great day!

We had a great day today! There are so many things to do OUTSIDE in Colorado. It's so not like us to be outside, but the weather here was just so beautiful and cool.

First we went to the Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden, Colorado. Here's an interesting tidbit: Professionals were hired to look for water in Mount Vernon Canyon, which was very scarce. None was found until Mother Cabrini's last visit to Colorado in 1912. During a walk with the Sisters, she pointed to a red rock and indicated that they would find water there. In that dry spot, a spring trickled forth which has never stopped. You can read more about Mother Cabrini and the shrine here: http://www.den-cabrini-shrine.org/ Simply breath-taking! We had to walk up 373 steps to get to the top. The stations of the cross and 15 mysteries of the Rosary are represented in an ascending order on the right side of the steps. At the top, there is a great statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Next stop was Buffalo Bill's grave. It's overrated, I think. However, the view from the mountaintop was breath-taking!

If you click on the picture below, you can see the different mountains in the backgrounds corresponding to the map. The map will tell you how tall the mountains are also.

Our next stop was the town of Evergreen. It's a small town with maybe about 400 residents. We didn't go into town, just to the lake. We ate lunch at a restuarant called The Aspen Grill. They had both indoor and outdoor seating. We opted for the indoor seating right next to an open door. The temperature was perfect, with a little bit of a breeze.

For supper, Jerry ordered the Bison Burger (medium to medium rare). He said that it tasted like a really good quality steak burger. He would eat it again. As for me, I had the grilled cheese sandwich. Yum.

Whew! What a great day we had! We must've walked like 10 miles total today. I'm really glad that we got a chance to see the sights. There are a few more places that the concierge suggest we visit, so maybe we'll do that soon. There's the Red Rock Ampitheatre, where they have outdoor concerts and movies. It's a natural stone ampitheatre so the sound naturally reverberates. Tonight Cyndi Lauper. Sunday night is Symphony On The Rocks. Next Saturday, Boston and Styx are going to be playing there. July 15th, the Foo Fighters.

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