Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Wild Blue Yonder

Balancing Rock in the Garden of the Gods... if you look, you'll see lots of different shapes and images. I see a camel, an alligator, and a pig. Yep. It's called scope for the imagination.

Wait! Is that a dream? Did I just dream that gorgeous blue lake surrounded by evergreens and snow capped mountains? Because it's so beautiful.
Woohoo!! We finally got out of the van!
Oh, and there's a cool sign, too. Yeah, uh, huh, that's absolutely why we stopped. Not because our legs were about to be cemented into the sitting position forever and because WE WERE FREAKIN' TIRED OF THE SMALL SPACE!! No. Not at all.
Laura and I clambered up this rock in the Garden of the Gods, (we were completely graceful climbing it, don't you know,) and then dropped the camera to an innocent passerby we flagged down to take the picture. (Yes, I said dropped the camera... so, maybe we weren't graceful or smart.)
This was the most delicious chocolate in the whole world. I'm never desecrating my mouth with common chocolate again. Okay, I lied. I will desecrate my mouth with common chocolate at every possible occasion. Because, really, no chocolate is common. (deep thought there, huh?)
Espresso burgers? Seriously?
The San Miguel Mission - oldest church in America and very beautiful.
Doesn't that look like fun? Aren't you proud of Laura for letting the boys risk life and limb for a cool picture?

See that little bitty thing waaay off in the distance? That's yours truly, and let me tell you, I nearly broke my neck running over there while Laura stayed put to take the picture, because "ohmyword wouldn't that be an awesome picture?!" And it was.

I'm so glad fashions have changed. 'cause that is just ugly.

I hate self portraits. They never turn out well. But here we are, all the same. (We were hiking the trail up to Pike's Peak. And let me tell you, it was UP big time. We only made it about a mile.)

p.s. If thou dost so desire, the third picture from the bottom is much, much more awesome if you click on it. It gets bigger. Advanced technology, huh?


elliebird said...

oh my word, i want to go there! that's incredibly beautiful.

and i really like your hat, too. very cute.

Courtney said...

It's so gorgeous! Except, it keeps reminding me of The Last of the Mohicans (which I'm sure you've already completed ;) for some odd reason. Ihat's just how I pictured all of the scenery in the book, I guess. But it was in NY...? Oh well. For me Indians and New Mexico go hand in hand, so that could work, right?

Anyway, I'm so glad you're finally home! :)

realmccoy said...

I can only assume you are saving the pictures of me for the really important post next time right? That's what I thought. We did have a blast didn't we?

Lolly said...

Umm, hate self-portraits? Is that why you are ALWAYS taking them?! And trey, there weren't many of you - you weren't with us!

Katie said...

Yeah, I'm always hoping the next will turn out better than the last. It doesn't.

Amy said...

I don't know why... maybe it was the chili peppers over the sign or something... but my brain read, "New Mexico, Land of Enchiladas"
It was funny.