The Fun Just Got Funner

18 Aug

Our first day in Colorado merely whet our appetite for outdoors adventure.

After we caught our breath from the climb at Red Rocks Ampitheater, we grabbed some lunch at the Airplane Restaurant and headed off to Garden of the Gods.


Probably one of Amp’s favorite places.  Lots of rocks to climb.


The following morning, we met up with Abby for another tour of Red Rock Open Space.  She gave us the tour last time we were out, and. Amp was so impressed he wanted to go back.  This time there was water, which made it even more beautiful.





Chip, seeing Colorado for the first time.

Amp, begrudgingly allowing a selfie for the sake of the blog.





Shadow and Abby.


We said so long to Abby, and then moved on to Palmer Trail and Helen Hunt Falls.  The longer we went, the more we realized we were flat landers trying to keep up with the natives.



But boy was it beautiful.


We wanted to hit one more trail, but storms were brewing.  We got to see first hand the hail and flash floods Abby often describes on her blog.  Luckily we were safe in a car and not stranded on a mountain.

Our day may have ended abruptly, but to me the best was yet to come…….


Posted by on August 18, 2016 in Family, Friendship, Vacation


9 responses to “The Fun Just Got Funner

  1. lottajoy

    August 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    That’s what I need and didn’t realize it until I read your post. Erase the part about “family” and give me something I can enjoy. I NEED to be able to smile about something.

    • shadowrun300

      August 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Yes, you definitely need something you can enjoy. I certainly hope that your pain goes away soon, and you can get back to smiling.

  2. Abby

    August 19, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Good times! And trust me, there are many natives who wouldn’t keep up with you 😉

    • shadowrun300

      August 19, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      I love the challenges Colorado has to offer, and am looking forward to another trip in the future. So don’t start slackin’ off. You’ll need to keep up with me. 🙂

  3. agg79

    August 20, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Those looked to be some pretty nice trails and sites. I might have to add it to my list whenever I have the chance to get up that way. To me, it is always better to enjoy the trail with family and friends. Also good to see you and Abby having fun back out on the trails together. And no goatheads this time.

    • shadowrun300

      August 20, 2016 at 3:00 am

      There are so many beautiful trails and sites there. Four days is not long enough to see them all. Hope you get a chance to fit some in during your travels. 😉
      It was great to see Abby again. She’s as sweet and funny in person as she is on her blog.
      And everything’s better without goatheads….

  4. llcooljoe

    August 24, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Your sons seem more reluctant to have their photos taken than you and Abby. 😀 I’d be too!

  5. shadowrun300

    August 25, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Chip didn’t mind as much as Amp did. But too bad. I chauffeured them for 14 hours to get them there. I wanted memories!

  6. Ramzu Zahini

    September 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Rocks, rocks everywhere is a hard place.
    I’d walk to the site, poke some rocks with my finger and then go back after taking a few selfies.


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