Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What did you do today?

Hello Again... it's been awhile. I decided to take a sabbatical from blogging the past month. No not really, I lied. However, in the mix of my busy life the past few weeks, I have learned that Scott isn't the only person who reads my blog (and he already knows half the stuff I write about).

Some who I talk with everyday, some I see a few times a year, some who I have only met a few times, and others who I never expected! I guess that means I better keep up this active Colorado life so I can continue to entertain you folks. So I want to apologize for my lack of writing the past few weeks. Although, maybe now I am refreshed... and may possibly come back with a bang. (I won't make any promises)

...in continuation from my last blog. Wow that really was a long time ago. It was actually Summer in Colorado then (now it's Winter). Anyways, after that hungry bear incident, Scott and I continued with our plans to visit Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan's Mount Fuji. Wow I hope websites don't lie. At an altitude of 14,110 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is the 31st highest peak out of 54 Colorado peaks. Maybe I will make it to all 54 one day... doubtful! Anyways, it's nice to dream.

So after a long drive... switch back after switch back... and a little altitude sickness later, WE MADE IT! I still consider myself a tourist in this state, so of course, I have to get pictures with these signs. Plus it proves to you that I don't make this stuff up!

Here is a picture of the view from the top. Kind of looks like a painting, huh? Oh and that rail car is full of people. This cog railway runs year round. Imagine riding to the top of the peak in the middle of winter! Kind of like climbing to the top of Mt. Everest, only different. Sounds rewarding enough for me!

Following that adventure we headed to the Garden of the Gods. Basically, it's a park full of large red rock formations. Wow, with a description like that, I bet you are jumping out of your chair. (Not!) However, when you see it in person, it may give you the feeling of wanting to jump up and down. It's almost liberating to see something so natural and fascinating.

Here is just one of the many views you see while driving through the park.

Here is an up close and personal shot with the rock formation.

By the end of the day, we had almost forgotten about our hungry bear the night before. Well no, not really, but we had to stop for more food... hoping "pooh-bear" wouldn't visit us again.

Sunday morning arrived, without the interruption of our bear friend, and Scott decided to make the world's largest pancake.

I guess you call that talent?!

Even though I was thinking about leaving Scott and his pancake at the campground as more bear food, we decided to pack up and head home. We had one stop to make on the way! That stop was the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. We walked around campus, well as much of the grounds as visitors are allowed and visited the infamous Cadet Chapel.


Isn't that beautiful? The architecture is simply amazing.

I hope you enjoyed the continuation of that great weekend. I promise to be back to write more soon. Until then, be good and smile! OJ :)

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow it's been almost a month since your last blog!! That is not acceptable sister!! :P
    I love Scooter and his talented ways!!
    Ps. GO ARMY!! *oJ*

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