Saturday, July 11, 2009

Nature's Beauty At Its Best in Colorado Springs

Last July 2007, George and I together with my friend Sofia and her 2 kids Heather and Josh traveled by car to Colorado Springs, Colorado. George drove and it took us 12 longs hours on the road before we got to Colorado Springs with all those stop overs in the gas station, rest areas and picture taking on the road. Also one time we got out of the way. Just getting out of Texas took us a long time because it is such a large state. When finally we got to Colorado, we were amazed by the scenic views and also the cool weather. We checked in to our hotel but then there was a problem because we reserved a family room for 2 nights but the receptionist told us that we just reserved 1 night and the next day we have to transfer to another room because the all the family rooms were all taken the next day. We really got irritated maybe because we’re so tired and we told the receptionist that we came all the way from Texas, 12 hours on the road and we don’t want to transfer to another room the next day because it’s a lot of hassle. So she finally gave us the key to our room and give it to us for 2 nights. Whew! there was a misunderstanding there. It so happened that there were a bunch of tourists who checked in and almost all the rooms were full.

Early that evening Sofia’s friend Miriam and her family came in our hotel and we went to Seven Falls but George was so tired driving so he decided to stay in the hotel. Seven Falls is so beautiful at night because of the computerized lightings. The water changed into different colors. It’s so cool! There were a bunch of people there and there was a cultural show but we were so busy taking pictures of the water falls that I didn’t have time to watch them. We rode the mountain elevator and went to Eagle’s Nest. At the top we could see the falls. What a view! Miriam took us to Denny’s for supper that night but I was so tired and sleepy that I didn’t have the appetite to eat my food.

The next day we went to Garden of the Gods. Oh my! the view is spectacular. I felt so amazed seeing the rocky mountains so high. Only God can make those magnificent views. I feasted my eyes seeing the beauty of nature while we were hiking in the Garden of the Gods. I’m a nature lover and I really love sight-seeing. We can only say "Wow! What a view!"

We spent half day there and after we ate our lunch, off we went to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We spent the whole day just hiking and walking. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo lives up to its name. The zoo is really in the mountainous area and this is America’s only mountain zoo. So we have to walk up and down the mountain zoo just to see those animals. This zoo has the the world-famous giraffe herd, the largest of any zoo. On top of the mountain zoo, you can see the breathtaking mountain scenery of the zoo and also Colorado Springs.

top view of the zoo

At the end of the day my feet got tired. Then Ashley whom I met at Friendster called and she decided to meet us personally the next day before we leave. She and her hubby Scott came to our hotel and then took us to breakfast at IHop restaurant. I was so glad to see Ashley and her hubby. They are nice and good-looking couple and we enjoyed talking with them. My only regret is we only had a short time to be with each other because we have to leave early and also Ashley had to work at 11:00 AM that day. After we ate our breakfast, Scott and Ashley took us to a scenic overlook view in Colorado Springs wherein we could see the Pikes Peak, Cheyenne Mountain and the US Airforce Academy. We took some souvenir photos with them and after that we said goodbye to each other and we headed back home. We really enjoyed our short stay there and we had fun.


Hi! I'm Grace said...

Ang ganda ng mga pictures nyo, Lisa. How I wish we can go and visit Colorado, too.
How are you doing in there... and your hubby? :)

Rolly said...

Good photos you're sharing here and very interesting place.

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DebbieDana said...

I love those wonderful photos you've shared manang Lisa! My husband kept telling me how beautiful it is there in Colorado and he wants us to go there someday!

Anyway, thanks alot for your comment about Daniel's little brother. We hoped for a girl, but we know this is exactly what God wanted us to have so having another boy is a great blessing to us! Thank you also for the name David. we actually thought about it and liked it!

Debbie :)

Shen said...

Seems like it will be really great to go to Colorado... wish I have the money :) Thanks for visiting my blog ... will follow you and hope you follow my blogs too :)