Monday, July 9, 2012

Top Of The Mountain!

The last week in June we spent in Colorado Springs.  My husbands family was having a family reunion so we went.  Yes we went to Colorado Springs in the midst of the horrible Waldo Canyon Fire.  We saw plumes of smoke everyday.  We thought that we wouldn't be able to do most of our plans but thankfully for the most part our trip went off as planned.  We didn't get to do the Garden of the Gods, next time :)  But we were able to take the cog railway up to the top of Pikes Peak!  That's over 14,000 feet in altitude.  Thankfully when you get to the top you're only there for about half an hour, it's a little hard to breathe at that altitude!  The views were great and it even started to hail on us as we left the top.  The top two pictures on the first page show some of the smoke coming up from the canyons below. 

The train ride was about an hour up.  The views out the train are really beautiful.  Logan was hoping to see some big horn sheep but we didn't find any.  Our guides on the train said that the fire might have scared some of them away temporarily.  I'm sure that you`'ll get to see much more of Colorado Springs over the next few weeks as I scrapbook more of our trip :)
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

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