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…….