Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pictures from Colorado

We're back from Colorado. Had a great time and did not miss the Texas heat one little bit. We got back at midnight last night to be greeted by 90F at the airport - a sobering return to reality!!!

It was 5 days of eating, lots of drinking, late nights, magnificent scenery and great company.  Our ranch was at 8,500ft with spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, and I even managed to get in a few runs (hilly rocky trails, but with zero humidity).

Here are some of the highlights.

Scenic stopoff on the way to the top of Pike's Peak

40F at 14,110ft on the summit - bloody marvelous

Looking down from the top as the weather closes in

The view toward Manitou Springs

Looking up the incline railway at the Royal Gorge

Me and Dylan on the railway.  I love this picture.

The afternoon rain moves in across the Sangre de Cristo mountains

Me and the Gavster enjoying the mountains

Gavin on the trail

Garden of the Gods

Nancy and the boys taking a break


Derek said...

Grea pictures and glad y'all had a good time. I used to go to Manitou Springs every summer as a kid and have some great memories of that place.

K said...

Wonderful pictures, Mark! I love the Garden of the Gods! There is a race there in June. It is not a very long one, but I would love to go run it! Maybe next year.

If I could hand pick where I lived, Colorado Springs would be it!