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August 2017

Rockies at Coors Field 2017 - Colorado USA

a national pastime

sunny 85 °F

Colorado Rockies baseball

Every once in a while, you need to get out of work a bit early and catch a sporting event. When I'm in downtown Denver, it's easiest to catch a baseball game at Coors Field. With tickets at $5 to get in the outfield "Rockpile" section, it doesn't break the bank to check out a game (and I feel it doesn't contribute to the over-paid athlete syndrome).

This summer I caught 2 Rockies games at Coors Field. The first was a thriving 5-4 win in the 9th over the NY Mets. The second was a rough 10-4 beating by the Atlanta Braves. One of the games, we won some free beers (hint: keep an eye on the big screen to enter to win) and the other we won some free sandwiches. Both times we witnessed center fielder Charlie Blackmon crush home runs.

Pictures

the main entrance area of Coors Field:
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View from the cheap seats:
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View from the cheap seats and our winnings:
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Blackmon home run!
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Posted by MurkTravels 11:38 Archived in USA Tagged beer baseball colorado Comments (0)

Lake McConaughy camping 2017 - Nebraska USA

the highlight of western Nebraska

sunny 88 °F

Camping Trip

We took a long weekend trip over the border into Nebraska to relax on the shores of Lake McConaughy (as far as I know, it's not owned by Matthew McConaughey). Some (fun) facts about the place:

  • Nebraska's largest lake
  • The lake is over 20 miles long
  • The state record for walleye (16 lbs 2 oz) was caught there
  • ... and you can camp right on the beach

Here's what we did:

Pictures

Our home for the weekend:
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Our camping neighborhood:
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View from the water with some SUP action:
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Relaxing on the water:
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Got in a beach workout (shoutout to our friends at Monkii Bars)
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Posted by MurkTravels 11:33 Archived in USA Tagged lake sunsets camping boating nebraska Comments (0)