Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday

The woman who wrote "America the Beautiful" was inspired to write the song while visiting Pike's Peak


The journey West continues. Today, we're at Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods.
When we started our trip, the temperature was in the 70's

I love that name!

Someone actually lives halfway up the mountain. They maintain the tracks or something.  Their "driveway" is 20 miles long, and grocery shopping day is a seven hour ordeal!








The temperature was a balmy 34 degrees! Altitude: 14,110 feet. I was definitely feeling it after only about 15 minutes.

View from Pike's Peak


Next stop, Garden of the Gods










That's a mighty big rock
Kissing Camels fornation

Kissing in the sunshine












5 comments:

  1. What a great scenery! Thanks for sharing it!
    Lovely pictures! Looks like you had a great time.

    Happy Thursday!

    B xx

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  2. I've never been to Garden of the Gods. It's privately owned, right? Just curious. Utah has some similar country. Bryce Canyon is my favorite.

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