Marching on the road


On July 1, the Maple Lake Marching Irish headed to Colorado for six days of parades and sight-seeing. With a prayer and blessing from Father John Meyer and the Rev. Culynn Curtis, they left at 4:30 p.m. and slept overnight on the bus. 
Arriving in the Denver area four hours early, the group was able to visit the Red Rocks Amphitheatre until the largest water park in the country, Water World, opened. 
After spending the day at Water World, they checked into their hotel.
The marching band tried to have practice that night and succeeded but not on the hotel's property, due to too many noise complaints. 
After the marching band had their practice, they enjoyed some down time and pizza. 
July 3 was a busy day as they left the hotel at 8:30 a.m. and headed for Estes Park. When they reached Estes Park they went straight for the Alpine Visitors Center and made it to the top about 12:30 p.m. 
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