Wednesday, August 19, 2015

ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE VISIT

Tuesday August 18

Expecting a fun filled day today; I was up early. First on the agenda was breakfast with friends we had not seen since the 2008 RV DREAMS RALLY!  A couple  of days ago I received an invitation from Ginger and Jesse  to join them and some other friends for breakfast this morning. Our breakfast group consisted of Ginger and Jesse, Marilyn & Ed, Ellie & Jim, Janet & Bob, and Jan & Eddie. The breakfast was good and the conversations enjoyable, it just was not enough time. Hope to spend some more time catching up later.

After breakfast we headed out to Royal Gorge in Canon City to see the Royal Gorge Bridge.

the gorge...
 

 
the gorged...
 
 
the gorgeous...
 
 
the ride over...
video
 
video
 
 

 the bridge...

 
the ride back over??
 
 
 




the butterfly.....










 
Need to go have more fun now.
God Bless us all......
 
 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

TOURING THE COLORADO SPRINGS AREA

 
Saturday August 14
 
After we had our morning coffee and some hybrid cantalope/honeydew melon for breakfast, we decided to get out and do some sightseeing. First stop on our tour was the Garden of the Gods visitor center, where we learned about the area wildlife.
 







  

Wow, hope we don't see any of these on our tour!
 


a new friend?
 
Once we toured the visitor center, the self-guided walking tour began.
 

 
 

 

 



 


 
 
 
 


 


After the Garden of the Gods, we headed up the mountain towards Woodland Park (the city above the clouds). Along the way we stopped at Cave of the Winds and the North Pole.

We were too late for the cave tour. We will return for it later in the week.
 

 Cheryl did make a new friend though?


Our next stop was closed as well, but I got a couple of pictures anyway.
 
I think Santa is on vacation.
 
I think that is enough touring for the day. We returned home in the dark, unusual for us young'uns!
Til next time, God bless us all......


Saturday, August 15, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTE FE, TOURIST STYLE

Saturday-- Aug 15

We are now in Colorado Springs, Colorado staying at Pelegrine Pines FamCamp on the Air Force Academy grounds. Our pace has slowed a little from the tourist/vacationer mode we were in from day one of our "escape the heat" adventure. We moved from Colorado City to this site yesterday and the only thing we did upon arrival was set up for at least a week stay, then relaxed! I am up a little early this morning writing this post (0600). I believe once Cheryl is up and about we may visit the Garden of the Gods and then just explore the Pikes Peak area at a leisurely pace.

While I await the glorious awakening of the love of my life; I will attempt to post some pictures of our fast pace adventures in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Pueblo.


Ready to start sightseeing....

on the road ......
 
Sante Fe.. first stop church....

and after church..... 

 what else but....
 
 
 
back to Abuquerque...
 
to Sandia Peak....

no, we didn't ride to the top, visibility was not great due to clouds and rain at the top....
 
 
These next pictures are at Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, downtown Pueblo, Colorado..
 

 









 
 
 Well that is enough pictures for now, but more to come!  God bless us all......