Hey Y'all!! It's been a coon's age. How have you been?
As if you hadn't guessed, I took a little break.
When we came home from Colorado, I had a ton of yard/garden work to do. It was like a jungle. It's amazing how much out of control things can get in a month. I'm all caught up now...well, I've been caught up for a while, but I've just been feeling a little lazy when it comes to blogging. I guess we all need time away sometimes, don't we?
I have about three days worth of pictures I want to show you to wrap up our Colorado trip.....so let's get to it.
August 21..... Hike up Black Powder Pass (Elevation - 12,159')
3.14 miles - 1:04 hours - 705' elevation gain
I'm guessing this is why it's called Black Powder Pass
August 23..... Cliff's birthday and our 36th wedding anniversary
(yep, we got married on his birthday)
We spent it sailing on Lake Dillon..... Our first time ever on a sailboat.
(L to R) Boat owner, Whitney, Jason, Cliff
Cliff and me on our 36th wedding anniversary.
I would marry him all over again!
August 25..... A Plane Ride and Pike's Peak
Early morning, Whitney took Cliff on a plane ride with her instructor.
They flew from Denver to the mountains and back. I'm sure this was one of the highlights of the trip for him.
Later that day....
When I was a little girl, my family lived in Colorado Springs. Daddy was in the army and stationed at Ft. Carson. We lived near the foot of Pike's Peak Mountain. I wanted to go visit the apartment that we lived in....so while we were visiting Colorado Springs, we took the opportunity to drive up Pike's Peak. It's elevation is a little more than 14,000 feet and as you can imagine, the weather up there can be totally different than at the foot. And it sure was....it began snowing while we were on the summit. As you can see below, the views were limited.
Driving through the clouds was scary.
Katherine Lee Bates was inspired to write the song
"America The Beautiful" the day after visiting Pike's Peak in 1893.
August 25th and there's snow on the mountain.
So, that's it. Our trip to Colorado.
August 26..... Home!
Tomorrow, it's on to new stuff to talk about.
As a matter of fact, you might gag.