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Springtime in Colorado for a newbie

Published: April 8, 2014, 6:19 pm, by Dalton Walker


The good people at Denver Westword put together a fun guide of sorts for new Coloradans on preparation for springtime.

Here are the website’s five: Bring a jacket, wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, be prepared to handle Colorado Rockies game traffic and there are other great outdoor venues besides Red Rocks.

Sound advice. As a Colorado newbie, I totally agree with the first three on the list. It may say 65ish on the temperature gage, still its best to bring a jacket. Hey, the shade can be chilly. I was outside earlier Tuesday and soaked up some of the sun. I don’t sunburn easy, but my hand stung some. Weird, I know.

I drink plenty of water each day. My body reacts differently when I don’t so water has been my special friend since I moved here.

I haven’t been to a Rockies game yet, but I have walked around the stadium on non-game days. Cool area and I could see how game traffic could ruin your day up there.

I drove by Red Rocks a few times. Beautiful. I hope to catch a show there sooner than later. One day, perhaps. Good news is that there are plenty of other great outdoor venues in our fine state, according to Westword.

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