1. FSV Mainz 05's players were able to sample some of the sights and sounds of Colorado as they enjoyed an evening off on their pre-season tour to the USA.
After two tough friendly wins against Colorado Springs Switchbacks and Mexican side Universidad de Guadalajara, the players were rewarded with a day off on Thursday, and they made sure to make it count.
The day began with a friendly game of basketball at the local Air Force Academy, before an autograph session for local supporters and an outdoor excursion to the 'Garden of the Gods', a stunningly beautiful public park in nearby Colorado Springs.
The day was then rounded off with a visit to a local rodeo.
Martin Schmidt's men return home on Saturday 16 July, where they will resume preparation for the new season and their trip to Borussia Dortmund on Bundesliga Matchday 1.