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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One of the Most Fabulous things to do in Colorado....Red Rocks Amphitheater

About 4 months ago, I bought tickets to see Sarah McLachlan at Red Rocks Amphitheater....they were the 'cheap' seats....we saw here this past winter in a very small venue up close; this was about the experience of Red Rocks, not to see how Sarah's been doing age-wise!!  She looks magnificent, by the way!!  

As the day got closer, it was easy to see that our lives did not have TIME for the concert....a recent job loss, a huge move after selling our home, and a host of other 'minor' I offered the tickets to one of my daughters.  She, however, said, "Mom, you need to go; you LOVE Sarah....just make the time and go."  

So we did. 

It was a Sunday evening and as we headed south, the skies became more threatening....

Dark an open air venue?  Was it to be??

 If it was going to rain, we were going to be there with THOUSANDS of other people, too.....
 Red we are!!

 You can begin to see the huge rock formations that make up this
amazing venue....

 After finding a place to park, we began the HUGE climb to our seats....
 After finding our seats, we just looked all around us and were so thankful we had just taken the time from this terribly hectic schedule of ours to go....

 And.....there it was, THE COLORADO SYMPHONY....warming up, tuning up, prior to
Sarah coming out on stage....

 And here she walks out in a beautiful black evening gown that was flowing in the evening breeze....
 I've captured a small bit of her performance for you to all enjoy....
 And as the sun went down, the evening lights came on.....what a night to remember!!

There's a lesson in all of this; take the time to enjoy every minute of every day.  Be thankful.....Even when things aren't their best, make it awesome anyway.....
  • make a favorite dessert
  • take a nap
  • hug someone
  • tell someone you love them
  • be thankful
  • listen to music you love
  • be patient
  • have Faith
I hope you enjoyed my post....the next time you'll be hearing from me, I'll be in my new 'temporary' home....the place of inspiration for what comes next....I hope you'll follow along!!

xoxo  Joann


  1. What a beautiful post dear friend! I am so happy that you took time for YOURSELF. You needed that escape to re-energize! It looks like a gorgeous venue and it is so beautiful lit up at night! Thanks for spreading your wisdom and teaching us to always be grateful, even when the road isn't as smooth as we would like. Love and hugs! xoxo

  2. I loved this posting and think that the setting for the concert is the most amazing. Wonderful!

    Can't wait for your new adventures in your new cocoon. I read and reread your words of wisdom. We all need to be reminded!

    Keep us all posted.

    Sending a big hug,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  3. Oh, Joann...what a gorgeous venue and I am so glad you went and enjoyed the lovely music and the evening!!! Things will be OK...they will!! Goodness will follow you in all you do...
    Sending lots of love and a big hug to you! Love, Sherry xxx


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