Saturday, August 25, 2007
I drove down on Friday and spent the day there. Kristi and I drove to the Garden of the Gods. I had never been there, so it was cool to finally get to check it out. It was a really beautiful day! I'm glad we got to spend a little time together.
Can you find the Kissing Camels?
We had a few minutes to frolic around in the field!
I like being silly with Kristi (Roo Roo).
Hopefully when I move back home I will get to see more of this lady!
After Garden of the Gods we went back to the hotel. Kristi, Meredith, and myself went to Chipotle. Their burritos never fail to fill me up! After that we hung out at the hotel and watched "Law and Order." We headed to Chile's for supper. Then we came back and continued to watch "Law and Order"...so addictive:) Around 10pm I headed back home.
Today I decided to drive back up. I went to the church were Meredith was leading worship. I'm glad I got a chance to hang out with Kristi a little more. It was nice to finally get to meet Meredith. We both have heard a lot about each other, but have never met.
We all had BIG sunglasses! I loved Kristi's story of where she got her glasses from:) Every time I eat Chinese food I will think of her sunglasses!
They're so cute!
Monday, August 20, 2007
We didn't go to this ice cream shop that night, but we stopped by the next day. You can't really go wrong with Blue Bunny ice cream...
We didn't get to the campsite until around 9pm. Thankfully my tent doesn't require too much work. The main part of the tent pops up really easily. It's the covering that actually takes a little longer. I wish we would have got there a little bit earlier to enjoy the stars longer. They were truly breathe taking! I have never seen that many stars in my life!
We set up and hung out in the tent before going to bed. They've had a lot of bears around lately, so we had to store all of our food in the trunk of my car. We snacked a little before we went to bed! These Oreo Cakesters are great! They remind me of whoopie pies!
Kerri texting on her new LG phone...
We played around with our cameras for a bit! Photographers are silly...we take pictures of each other taking pictures of each other...:)
Here is my cute little tent!
This is the first time I've ever seen a "bear box." If you don't store your food in your car you can use one of these big boxes. When I imaged it, I imaged a wooden post with a box on it. I probably could have fit inside of this.
Before we drove through the RMNP we stopped at the Stanley Hotel. It's the hotel that Stephen King was inspired to write "The Shining." He also filmed the tv movie series of "The Shining" at this hotel. That's why I brought out this picture of Matt and I. We went through a "shining" stage. I love that movie! The tv movie was a little big too long...
Come and play with us...
Kerri and I in front of the hotel.
Back of hotel...
I thought this was a cool piano inside the Stanley.
I wish I could have this postcard....
We went to back to that ice cream shop after visiting the Stanley Hotel. We both got birthday cake ice cream with a strawberry cone. The cone was disgusting! We went back to complain about it and the girls didn't seem to believe us. They still went ahead and gave us a different cone (no extra ice cream). A few minutes later one of the girls came outside and was like "you were right, it was horrible." This time she brought us another scoop of ice cream:)
A girl from Rocky Mount has now made her mark on this little tourist town in Colorado.
Pretty cone, nasty taste!
We drove all the way through the park that day. It was the first time I had ever been all the way through. I was a little bummed that it rained. There were a couple of spots I would have probably stopped at otherwise. The rain did eventually stop and the skies cleared. I stopped at a spot and ate a bite. Here we met a couple that were from Asheville. They were riding their motorcycles across the US.
The chipmunks here are crazy! They'll come right up to you if they think you have food.