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Today's drive takes us from Colorado Springs to Grand Lake (in the Rockies). We decided to do a bit of a detour via Pikes Peak mountain, where the hill climb car time trial is held. The 19 mile road took us from 7500ft to the Summit, at 14110ft. There were lots of oohs and aahs as we made our way up, interspersed with the occasional shriek from me as I looked over the edge......I have decided that the racing drivers are completely insane!!! It took us ...
... above the tree line, is alpine tundra and looks like desert. But we were graced with views of Bighorn Sheep, which was a huge excitement for me as I have never seen them in real life! They were somewhat far away, but thanks to a good zoom on my new camera, I got some decent pictures. We even saw small areas where there was still snow on the ground. But what goes up, must come down, and so soon we were driving down the other side of the mountain. This side of the ...
... downtown and have a picnic lunch. It was perfect, we found a table in the shade and fixed up turkey sandwiches, apple, chips, and tart for desert. We drove around for a little bit taking in the cute city of Boulder, and then headed north to Rocky Mountain National Park.
It was about a thirty five minute drive to Estes Park from Boulder, which is next to one of the entrances into Rock Mt. park. We decided to pull into the Estes Park visitors center and ...
... ever left a shadow down on Saint Mark's place
Cause when the weathervane is sleeping and the moon turns his back
You crawl on your belly along the railroad tracks
And cross your heart and hope to die and stick a needle in your eye
Cause he'd cut my bleeding heart out if he found out that I squealed
Cause you see a scarecrow is just a hoodlum
Who marked the cards that he dealed
And pulled a gypsy switch
Out on the edge of Potter's ...
... of the coordinates and once I reached a certain point on the trail it’d point left or right and I knew I had to go off the trail a bit to find where the next note was hidden. It was a blast. Some of the notes were stuck to tree trunks with thumb tacks, others were hidden under rocks. Each note had a page of photos and a page with a really sweet message about why he fell in love with me and what he appreciates about our relationship. As we stopped ...
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