Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Whew, what a trip!

We had a great time in Colorado!!! It is almost surreal to be home. Now back to reality with housework and yardwork UGH.

I ventured to the top of Pike's Peak on a cog railway. This was a huge venture for me considering I am terrified of heights. And I have mitro-valve prolapse so I wasn't sure how the ticker would do at that altitude. But here I am, so I survived, lol!!! It was amazing, but I am afraid I gripped poor Chloe with white knuckles :) The view was out of this world. At one point we could see the state of New Mexico and Kansas at the same time. I glance really quickly just to say I did then buried my head back into Chloe, haha. She was standing up trying to climb out the window! At the base of the mountain the temp was 75 degrees. At the top it was 30 and snowing, yikes! We were 14,000 feet up. Man I love to experience new things.

The car ride wasn't TOO bad. The kids hardly fought on the way there but they made up for it on the ride back :) The condo was beautiful and had a gorgeous view of the mountains from the balcony.

Some more interesting tidbits:
Missouri has WAY TOO MANY adult stores off of I-70 :(
Tigers think babies are tiny treats :P
Babies holding objects out the window when you're 10,000 feet up is NOT a good idea
1 hour in Archiver's is not enough time...just a tease
Kansas is flat and more boring than corn fields in Indiana
DO NOT detour in downtown St. Louis just to see the'll sit there forever in traffic
DO NOT tell your husband when you and a friend get lost 5 miles from the condo trying to find a scrapbook store ;)
Colorado lightening storms are nothing to mess around with
Why is there never soap in rest stop bathrooms? Always carry hand sanatizer!
There are always those idiots at the zoo who, when the sign says please do not tap on glass, insist on doing so anyway. And who also make monkey sounds like an idiot...yeah dude, they really think you're communicating with them...

Can't wait to scrap some of these wonderful pictures I got and share them with you all!


CMK said...

YOu went thru Missouri and you were close to me...LOL

Looks like you had a blast.

Happay said...

Kansas is boring! totally boring! I love your pictures of Colorado. I just think Gardon of the Gods is so beautiful and I'd love to rock climb there someday. Pikes Peak is a blast and your story is a hoot! I can't wait to see your pages created from this trip. Glad you had fun and glad you are back!

AshleyS said...

great pics!!

Tammy said...

Aw man! You went to the Arch! You were really close to me. I am just 12 miles east.

Oh, they are doing a bit of highway construction downtown. I hear traffic is a nightmare!

tRicia said...

tina...your hair is SOOO stinkin cute!!! Glad you had fun girlie!!!

susan opel said...

You made me laugh! When we took a road trip to CA in '04 we dubbed I-70 the Highway of Porn! I totally know what you are talking about!!!

Sounds like one of those trips that you will remember forever!

Amy W. said...

wonderful photos! glad you had a memorable time. thanks for sharing your trip! ;>

cheryl mezzetti said...

What a wonderful vacation Tina.
Pretty picture of you and the family. Welcome back!

KJ said...

Love your "interesting tidbits"...I'm rofl! Looks like you had a great time!

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