Friday, July 04, 2008

The Stunning Garden of the Gods

One of the highlights of our Colorado trip was our morning spent at the Garden of the Gods, just outside Manitou Springs, CO. The park is a collection of stunning rock formations that look like they're from out of this world!

James and Anita at Garden of the Gods. (07/04/2008)
James and Anita at Garden of the Gods. (07/04/2008)

My cousin Anita, our trusted tourguide, made sure that we compressed the very best sights into our half-day excursion, without feeling rushed. Plus, she knew just the right photo spots to make it appear like you've been rock climbing for hours, when in reality, it's maybe 20 or 30 feet from the road (shhhhh ... our secret).

Tim, James, Amy & Jon at Balanced Rock. (07/04/2008)
Tim, James, Amy & Jon at Balanced Rock. (07/04/2008)

The dramatic landscape was simply incredible. You can see in the pictures just how beautiful it was there ... and let me tell you, although the pictures look gorgeous, they didn't do the place justice when you compare to seeing it in real life!

James and Tim at Garden of the Gods. (07/04/2008)
James and Tim at Garden of the Gods. (07/04/2008)

So if you're ever near Manitou Springs, CO, we highly recommend you check this place out! Free admission, although donations are accepted.

1 comment:

beastandbean said...

Wow...amazing pics! That one of you all sitting around Balanced Rock looks like a total album cover: "Papa and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Garden of the Gods!"

I would so buy that album...awesome!!