Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rockies Game and Pike's Peak

Happy August! I can't believe how fast the summer has been going. Here it is, August 3rd and I have catch up posts and pictures dating all the way back to July 15th! We have had a really fun last three weeks. Mom, Dad and Tyler came out to visit us for a week (Chris got to hang out all weekend before he had to go back to Cali for work), and then we all headed out to San Jose to visit my Grandma for the next week and a half! It was perfect because we were close enough to where Chris was working for him to come hang out the whole time too. It was so great to have some actual stuff to do and people to do it with instead of being lonely in Denver all by myself. It's hard to not live closer to my family so the last couple of weeks were especially special. Here's what we've been up to!
The day that everyone got into town we headed downtown for dinner and a Rockies game! The Rockies won and we got an extra little lightning light show to go with the game and everything.
The next morning we piled in the car and headed down to Colorado Springs to take the Cog Railway to the summit of Pike's Peak. Colorado has about 50 14ers in Colorado (14,000 ft or higher) and Pike's Peak is one of them.
The trail got pretty steep in a few places! The views were gorgeous.
We made it to the top! 14,110 feet. The temperature was a lot cooler up there and the guide told us that it has never gotten above 55 degrees. There were also some special donuts at the summit that have been featured on Food Network's show Unwrapped. Let's just say I would go back up just for the donuts haha.
After Pike's Peak we drove though Garden of the Gods, a collection of 500ft+ red rock formation at the base of the mountain.
And of course, whats a visit to Colorado Springs without a stop at Rudy's BBQ?! The family loved it.
After Rudy's we drove back up to Denver and went to the new Harry Potter movie. I loved it! It's weird to think that that part of life and growing up is over but I thought they did a great job finishing everything out.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun! Please tell me how you get your pictures formatted like this on blogger? Do you do it somewhere else first?