It hasn’t sunk in yet!

Wednesday morning I wake up around 5:30 a.m.   I’m feeling rested and jump out of bed.  I start the coffee….gotta have my morning Joe, ya know.  Al slowly wakes around 6:00 and notices I’m sitting in bed next to him drinking coffee in bed.  This is day five after the move; the move out of the house and into the RV.  Every morning since the move, Al and I have slept in until around 7:00 a.m…… getting in almost nine hours of sleep.  Yes, the move was exhausting and our energy has been depleted.  So the early rise this morning was definitely not the norm.

Red RocksBy 6:30 a.m. I’ve fried Al and me a couple of eggs served on English muffins, finished two cups of coffee and a small OJ.  Al’s moving in slow motion and wondering what the heck crawled up my *ss …..his words, not mine.  I want to go hiking at Red Rocks this morning.  As many times as Al and I have driven past Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, we’ve never stopped and have never attended a concert held at the park.  Click here to visit the official website.  I want to get going before it gets crowded or too hot.  I’m excited and antsy.

Red RocksAl thinks I need to slow down and reminds me we’re on RV time.  I don’t think it has sunk in just yet that I don’t have a house to return to… weeds to pull, no home maintenance, utilities, or property taxes to worry about.  We have no place we NEED to return to anytime soon.  We have no schedule!

Wow….I think to myself, “how cool!”….on that note, I hop in my little red truck leaving Al in the dust.  Well, leaving him behind in the RV anyway.  With my trusty map in hand (I’m old school and still don’t use a GPS) I head down the road a mere ten minutes and explore Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.  It’s barely 7:30 a.m. and there’s already plenty of folks around using the amphitheater as their personal gym.

I spend the next hour and a half exploring the area.  I take some short trails here and there, but mainly focus on the amphitheater area which consists of stairs.  OMG….talk about stairs.  My gluteus maximus is certainly feeling the effects of all those stairs.

Red RocksI take in the gorgeous environment and unique structure while observing the exercising athletes.  From the south parking lot is a ramp leading up to the stadium.  The ramp is steep and I get slightly winded half way up, which was fine by me since I wanted to stop anyway.  There’s a group of guys with special mitts on their hands running up and down the ramp on all fours….. no surprise they are dripping in sweat.  I’d say, this is some serious working out!

Red Rocks
In lieu of stairs, there’s a ramp

This mornings excursion was just the inspiration I needed to get Al and me back on track.  You see, Al and I have been known to be drawn to the dark side…..eating food junk we shouldn’t during times of high stress and I’d say a major move is stressful.  Thus, our diet lately has led to the belt feeling just a tad tighter than we’d like.Red Rocks

There’s a Farmer’s Market here in Golden held once a week and it’s already on our schedule as are a few hikes at Red Rocks to get the motor going.  On that note, I’ll leave you with a few more images of Red Rocks.  Just click on any photo in the galleries to view in a larger format.  Happy trails…….