A few shots from President Obama’s recent visit to Golden:
Helicopters, metal detectors and a 3 hour line to get into the park.
Secretary of the Interior and former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar kicks off the event.
It rained for 20 hours the day before. Most of us stood in mud or puddles. The park will likely need all new grass after 10,000 folks tromped through it. Of course, I worried about the long-term impact on the plants.
There is the man of the hour! Also! This is my best shot!
Damn you, teleprompter.
This dude was approximately 35 feet tall and directly in front of me. Half of my photos are focused on the back of his head instead of the President. I bet his photos are A+.
Cheers, chants and screams from the large, varied crowd. It was hard not to feel like this was one of those moments I’d be telling my kids about one day.
4 more years!
Even the houses got in the spirit. Mr President, thanks for coming to Jefferson County — the first to do so since Ulysses S. Grant.
You are a charismatic speaker and were so worth the ridiculous wait, working late hours to make up for the time away, the wet feet and the claustrophobia that struck when that massive crowd began to shift. I wish you all the best and you, Sir, have my vote.
Come back soon,