What a beautiful location and so aptly named, the Garden of the Gods, just outside of Colorado Springs in the shadow of Pikes Peak. These formations are hundreds of feet high. We saw several rock climbers scaling the formations. There is a loop road that you can drive to see all the formations. We ran into friends, the Lights, from Oregon. They were on their way to do some hiking in the park. Doug and I were both suffering altitude sickness so we decided to just take it easy and drive the loop. Then we ran into friends from Texas. We decided to take the bus tour of the park so we would hear the narration. After the bus tour, we took our cars and drove the loop several times so we could see the formations. I'll let the photos speak for themselves even though the photos don't really do justice to the beauty and the magnitude.
Doug is looking southward. The mountain on the left is part of the NORAD defense system.
This is looking northward from the balcony of the visitor's center.
This formation is called the kissing camels.
The kissing camels from the visitor's center.
Doug is in the blue shirt checking out steam ship rock.
Our friend, Rita, took our photo in front of Balanced Rock.
Doug took this at the Trading Post.
We took a ride a mile or two north of the Garden of the Gods and found this mother mule deer and her youngster munching on some dinner in the middle of a condo housing development.
Finally, as the sun was down, the clouds cleared from Pikes Peak and you can see it.
Must run for now as tomorrow is a busy day. We plan on going to Cowboy Church and then our conference starts in the afternoon.
- Nada and Doug
- Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!