Friday, November 2, 2012

On top of the world

Whenever Ken's parents come to town we try to do a fun Colorado activity.  This summer we decided to head down to Colorado Springs for the day.  We met in the amazing Garden of the Gods.  I am embarrassed to say that even though we have lived in Colorado for a decade, we had never been there.  It was a stunningly beautiful day.  Clear azure skies and bright sunshine greeted us as we got on the path to hike around.  I loved taking pictures and was thoroughly enjoying the beauty all around us.  We for sure want to go back and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

After walking around Garden of the Gods, we grabbed a quick lunch at Chick-fil-a.  We were nervous when we pulled up to the restaurant because apparently it was "cow appreciation day" and there were a gazillion people there.  We decided to try it anyway and were really impressed how they had prepared for the day.  They had a ton of people working and were able to order and get our food quickly.  Great service even though the place was PACKED!  Well done Chick-fil-a!

We took off toward the famous cog railroad that goes up to the top of Pikes Peak.  We all enjoyed the train ride and the views were impressive.  At the top we walked around and enjoyed the view.  Absolutely incredible views -- truly felt like we were on top of the world.  I was glad to be able to see the view from a fourteener without actually having to climb it.  We were all a little light headed up at that altitude, especially Ken's folks from Arizona.  I think my favorite thing was seeing the plaque with the words from America the Beautiful on it.  It was these "purple mountain majesties" that, in part, inspired the words to that beautiful hymn. 

Great Colorado adventure!!!

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