Sunday, August 24, 2008

Colorado Springs

Being from the Northwest, I thought I new what "overcast" meant. I learned a new meeting of the word on our day trip to Colorado Springs. The day started nice enough, crystal blue skies punctuated by fluffy cumulus clouds. But soon after lunch, the sky grew angry and gray, ominous clouds eating the expanse of blue. We then drove to Garden of the Gods, as lighting cracked in the distance and the clouds grew darker still.

And here we are holding Balanced Rock, which is a 700-ton chunk of sediment.
And finally, the group of friends and family, where we all hung out and drank margaritas.


Travis said...

what amazing pictures...and what a great adventure. I love seeing a storm as it races over the mountains like that.

McJumpguez said...

Omigosh! that is an amazing storm picture!

Dan-Eric Slocum said...

Kristin... if there was no Colorado Springs, there would be no ME.

That's where my parents met and married at Colorado College in the 1950s-- I've been there many times.

My brother went to college there and my nieces now live in Denver.

I love Colorado.