And the first freeze for Boulder in 2009 was October 2, 2009. It seems that it is often very cold in Boulder at the first of October with the first snowfall occurring about mid October and as early as mid September. That alone should make for an interesting trip. My wife and I are looking forward to spending a week in that area to coincide with the Dawgs visit. We made the trip to Tempe in 2008 and spent a week in Arizona, the best part being in the Flagstaff area. I surely hope we schedule more "big time"__I guess Colorado and Arizona State can be considered "big time"__games on the road in the future.