1. No humidity: my hair looked great EVERY day!
2. Starbucks on EVERY corner (I do not exaggerate)
Anyway, we checked out the Denver and Colorado Springs area. It was VERY beautiful up there-- so I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures/moments.
|Mom, me, and Dad|
|Root cellar where they kept ice and food-- supposedly it's like 50 degrees inside.|
Then we headed up to an old mine... Maybe the Argo Mill? And we took a little tour. At the end of the tour you get to pan for gold and keep what you find... I found a stiff back and sore neck from leaning over. I don't know how those miners handled it.
|Old mine cars|
|Inside the tunnel!|
|Panning for some gold to take home!|
The next day we hit up Garden of the Gods-- basically a free national park where you can walk around those awesome rock formations-- some people even climb them!
|Garden of the Gods|
That same day (we were in a nature kind of mood) we drove up Pike's Peak. It was freezing up top, thanks to the wind. On our way down we even saw Bigfoot (see picture below)...
|Dad at the peak|
|View from the top|
|A deer we saw on the way down-- it posed perfectly|
|Bigfoot and me|
The next day we explored the United States Air Force Academy and (my personal favorite) the US Olympic training center! We actually saw a gymnast practicing-- and they said he was already on the US Olympic Gymnastic Team! I loved the tour!
|All their worship centers are located here|
|STOKED! Love the Olympics!|
Our trip also consisted of visiting various touristy shops and small towns-- I did not photograph these... On our way back to Missouri we stopped by and I got to see my nephew and niece, always a treat!
All in all, it was a great vacation-- and a big thank you goes out to my parents for allowing their adult daughter to tag along with them!