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The Denver Art Museum & The Star Wars Costume Exhibit

Star Wars and the Power of the Costume exhibit was held at the Denver Art Museum from November 13th, 2016 – April 9, 2017. I went to visit Denver back in February and never got around to posting it until now. The exhibit was a self-guided tour, and although I’m neither a Star Wars fan nor a fashionista, I couldn’t help but appreciate the detail and intricacy of the costumes – so much work goes into one piece!

art outside of the museum



The museum itself is big – there’s separate buildings and multiple floors with different exhibits going on at once. I remembered there being a floor with abstract art, one with Asian art and even Polynesian art. We saw the Star Wars exhibit first, then we wandered around the rest of the museum. Here’s some of the art we saw:

this dragon reminded me of my dog, Yeyo!

And now for the good stuff! Of course, it wouldn’t be Star Wars without the light sabers…

I kinda wished that I was more of a Star Wars fan because I think I would’ve appreciated it so much more, but my favorite part had to be Princess Leia’s wardrobe.

And you know I can’t end it without this!

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Broncos Stadium: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium

lil ol’ me outside of the stadium

In honor of the FIRST Monday Night Football of the season a little flashback to the time I toured the Broncos Stadium. As you will see in my pictures, I’m most definitely not a Broncos fan but I am a football fan so I low key geeked out on this tour.




 

It costs $20 to do a tour and you don’t have to have reservations in advanced, but you can check the schedule on the Mile High Stadium website. Since I did the tour over 6 months ago and it wasn’t my teams stadium, I don’t remember all the fun facts but here’s what I do remember:

 

  • The waitlist for season tickets is ridiculously long – like possibly years long.
  • The grass on the field grows year round. There’s miles of pipes underneath that will drain the field. This makes the field really flat.
  • There’s little holding cells for cops to hold belligerent fans in during the game.

 

There were definitely a lot more cool fun facts and we saw everything from the executive suites to the visitor’s locker room. I just love how die hard the city of Denver has been for their team, but I can’t imagine watching the game in a blizzard of snow! The best fans are ride or die though. 😉

view from the field
yes, I totally wore my Pats hat

view from one of the suites

on the way to the visitor’s locker room
panoramic view of the field
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Have you toured or been to an NFL stadium? Which one have you been to?



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Red Rocks Amphitheater

I’ve been to Denver twice this year and I have to say, it’s definitely up there on my list of favorite cities, I think I would seriously consider moving there if I ever got tired of Dallas and feel like I could brave the winter! I went for the first time last February and had a mini reunion with a couple sorority sisters.




 

Red Rocks is an open air amphitheater that was opened in 1941. It’s located about 10 miles to the west of Denver in Morrison, Colorado and sits at an elevation of about 6400 ft. Let me tell you, that altitude is NO joke because I was winded walking up and down the steps! The weather was pretty much perfect the day we went and you can see crazy people scattered in my pictures working out.

 

The view from the top is amazing, by the view from the stage is crazier. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be an artist playing! But after visiting, seeing a concert here is definitely on my bucket list.

 

view of the stage

Have you been out to Red Rocks? Who'd you see live?