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Garden of the Gods part 1

Recently I checked out Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. It was a great place to take photographs and just walk around and enjoy the scenery. I would think that natural beauty of the area would be reason enough to name it Garden of the Gods. Here is the real story behind the name.

It was August of 1859 when two surveyors started out from Denver City to begin a townsite, soon to be called Colorado City. While exploring nearby locations, they came upon a beautiful area of sandstone formations. M. S. Beach, who related this incident, suggested that it would be a “capital place for a beer garden” when the country grew up. His companion, Rufus Cable, a “young and poetic man”, exclaimed, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.” It has been so called ever since. (taken from Garden of The Gods website)

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Balancing Rock
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Kissing Camels
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Gives one an idea of how big this formations are!!!
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Pikes Peak in the background


Pikes Peak Journey

Here are some pictures from our drive up Pikes Peak. Next time I think we will take the cog railway up to the top. If you ever make up to the top the High Altitude doughnuts are definitely worth it.

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High Altitude Doughnuts
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Pikes Peak in the Back Ground
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Fog settling in the valleys
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Enjoying some Coffee at the top…that wind was blowing right through us. Looking forward to when the Culture Monk World Tour comes to Colorado to enjoy some coffee together.
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Wifey and soon to be baby at the top of Pikes Peak
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Black and White
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What a view!!!

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Anniversary Trip

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A wedding gift

So, yesterday wifey and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary and we discovered the sex of our third child. After the unveiling, we packed up our other two kiddos and sent them to grandma and grandpa’s for a sleep over. We than proceeded to drive to Colorado Springs for an evening getaway at the Broadmoor  Resort and Hotel.  Our route took us past Pikes Peak which we drove to the summit (pics to come later) and enjoyed a high altitude doughnut. YUMMY!!! After we descended down the mountain we arrived at our hotel. What a treat!!! A big shout out to my in-laws for providing us with a gift card to this luxurious hotel.  After checking in we got ready for our dinner at the Summit restaurant. We left our phones in the room, so we could just enjoy the meal and each others company without constantly checking our phones. It was just nice not having any distractions. It was a nice getaway!!!

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The main building
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View from our room across the lake
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Night time view from our balcony