Garden of the Gods

I’ll have to save the commentary for later, because hiking into the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs was pretty draining…but I couldn’t wait to share some pictures from earlier today.  These aren’t even the best ones, but they are good enough ones from my cell phone.

I’m thinking of using one of the shots from our trip there as a Christmas photo.

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Instead of the travel gnome…we had the travel bear.  This bear, Dexter (aka Butterscotch), went with us everywhere.  Those are the Rocky Mountains in the background on the right.  Nearby, but off camera, is Pike’s Peak…the tallest mountain in the United States at 14,110 feet.

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Little E wanted to climb EVERYWHERE, bold and fearless as she is.  Bigger sis K, is my touchy-feely/highly sensitive one, always wanting to touch the textures of things.  Biggest sis M was a little more reserved…but enjoyed stretching her wings too.

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These rock formations are made of sandstone.

According to this geology preparation packet,

The Garden of the Gods Park is composed entirely of sedimentary rock layers, and is unique because the rock layers have been tilted upright and exposed in dramatic fashion. Each ridge and valley represents a different period of environment from the past 65 to 300 million years of Earth’s history. Erosion has sculpted these rocks into fascinating shapes.

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Okay, now that I’m done posting, I’m going to take a nap.

See ya!

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3 Responses to Garden of the Gods

  1. Great shots! I lived there for 8 years. Beautiful, beautiful state. thanks for posting.

  2. raisingsmartgirls says:

    Thanks PF4A! It IS a beautiful state.

    Today we are going to the Royal Gorge. I can’t wait!

  3. Spacemom says:

    Went there once! I loved it!

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