Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mile High Stadium, Cherry Cricket, and Candy

Today we set off for Denver to tour the Denver Broncos Mile high stadium. It was an awesome tour. Our tour guide took us into a sky box where you could see the whole stadium. It's $200,000 to rent that box for the entire season and it doesn't include food! If you are going to rent one, you have to rent it for the entire season. We also learned that the nosebleed section in the stadium has a 35 degree pitch to it.  That is really steep. I think I would not like sitting there. Seats in that section are $52.00.

 Our guide took us into the press box and broadcasting box, the visiting locker room, (no one is allowed into the Broncos locker room), one of the beer keg rooms, one of the party rooms, the private club that costs $500.00 to get in to, and down on the field.  We saw the beautiful gigantic sculpture of 7 horses running up a mountain with a waterfall out front of the stadium. The tour took about 75 minutes and was well worth the money. It was only $9.00 for adults and $7.00 for kids.                                                   

After the tour, we went to Duffy's Cherry Cricket. It's a neighborhood bar that has been featured on the Food Network's program, "The Best Thing I Ever Ate." They are known for their hamburgers and other great bar food. It was a really nice meal but I almost had a heart attack when they brought the bill. Suffice it to say it was pricey!

Our last stop was at the Hammond Candy Factory. They make all their candy by hand and even package it by hand. They only have one facility in the whole United States and some of the workers have been there more than 30 years. They make all the ribbon candy and candy canes that you see at Christmas and a thing called a Mitchell Bar that is a homemade marshmallow wrapped in homemade caramel. Their factory tour was short but fascinating. It was really interesting to see them making the candy by hand. Well, I took pictures of all of this but since I'm not on my home computer, you will have to wait to see them.


homeschoolmommy said...

Correction, Mile High was the stadium that was tore down, you toured Invesco Field.

Karen said...

What a fun day! :) Man tickets are expensive at that stadium!

Tealovinglady said...

EEWW!! Handmade marshmallow wrapped in homemade caramel!! My absolute favorite. It makes me want to go to Apple Hill as soon as they open up again!