Monday, October 29, 2007

The Garden of the Gods

Today I saw one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life. Aly and Jay took me up to Colorado Springs to see The Garden of the Gods.

On the way up we stopped off at Dunkin Donuts in Colorado Springs, and my oh my, very nice indeed!

Garden of the Gods is amazingly beautiful, and the whole place just takes amazing photographs, of all the Rocky Mountains and the red rock formations. I manage to land such a beautiful day too, it was cool but not cold, and the sky and air up there is simply delicious.

Now I know you all want to see photos, so here are some teasers...

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Me, and the formation on the left of the photo, at the very top is called the kissing camels. I'm wearing one of my new Lane Bryant tops by the way.

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Pikes Peak, with some SNOW!!

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My first view of a wild elk. This one was a young male, an older female was on the other side of the road.

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Oh look, a library!

You'll have to wait for the rest until I come home.

Stopped at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post for a look around, I stocked up on postcards, bought some cute Native American jewellery (I was really, really drawn to all the bear motif stuff, and just had to have something, and also found a cute little stone turtle pendant) and then we went to The Mason Jar for lunch. YUM! Had my first chicken fried steak (it's like crumbed steak but only better) with mashed potatoes, biscuits, corn bread and gravy. Biscuits are basically scones, and the gravy is almost a white sauce, rather than what we know as gravy back home. But it's all REALLY good.

Finally we stopped off at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory so I could buy my first caramel apple. Bought a plain one and a chocolate covered pretzel. Had them for dessert tonight, and yes, definitely yum. Caramel apples are way yummier than toffee apples.

Jay thinks it's HILARIOUS that I can't work out the nickels and dimes. It just doesn't make sense to me that a nickel (5c) is bigger than a dime (10c)!! Plus a quarter and a nickel are almost the same size. He keeps cracking up and rolling his eyes at me.

In further animal watches, I saw a chipmunk, more squirrels and a dead skunk.


djbobble said...

Great photos! Breath taking scenery!

Sensational Mom said...

Kath - glad you had a great weekend with Aly and Jay! Can't wait until you can see the snow up close! We had some here yesterday.


BTW - LMAO on the dead skunk!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the Garden of the Gods... It's so pretty! I'm glad you got a chance to go there...
I'm so glad you are having fun...

Anonymous said...

Oh- and BTW- The trail you see in the mountains in your Pike's Peak picture? That's where my younger brother runs for physical training for the army.

Unknown said...

Oh my....beautiful


Bikini By Xmas said...

Don't you just love Lane Bryant.

Great photographs babe.

Unknown said...

Way to go Kath, loving the blog and pics keep it up, can really feel your excitement esp about the snow i was the same when i went to memphis and it snowed on christmas eve it was magical and the neighbours thought we were nuts being outside playing and laughing madly in the snow
Enjoy Love Kerri

Anonymous said...

I have some friends whose hometown is Colorado Springs but we have never been there to visit them yet - they have spent most of the past twelve years in England! Which is where we met them by the way. We'll have to make sure we pay them a visit when they finally return home, now that I've seen how gorgeous it is!

Unknown said...

Kath - I am so glad you are enjoying yourself!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous was me ... didn't really know what I was doing!