July 24, 2008

Rocky Mountain High


That's right, John Denver coming at you.


We just returned from the mountains of Colorado!

Here are some of our friends that lived in Glen Eyrie...a retreat were we were staying in Colorado.

Glen Eyrie was a find. It's a peaceful place - and very beautiful, and very, very easy on the wallet.


Can you find William?
Can you find Shelley?
The grounds were gorgeous - in the heart of Colorado Springs. The Glen Eyrie Castle was originally a house for the founder of the city. It was given to the ministry - The Navigators -
and is today used as a facility for Christian retreats (and for vacationers like ourselves who are lucky enough to discover it).


Here we are at the Garden of the Gods...


Here we are heading up Pikes Peak on the Cog. This was definitely our favorite on the trip...


Some moments of pure bliss...


The place where Katherine Lee Bates was inspired to write America the Beautiful





The Seven Falls...



We decided to see what all the fuss was about and checked out the Broadmoor.
Excitement was in the air because they were preparing to host the Senior Open.


Here's the view from our room.

July 13, 2008

Vancouver


We went to Vancouver and escaped the heat of the Texan summer - to vacation with William's brother and his wife. We really enjoyed it, since we had not seen them in so long! Lots of food, lots of walking with maps. . . and we even sneaked the Wall-E movie into the schedule.


We went up to Capilano Suspension bridge and explored the treehouses in a lush forest, right near the city. The bridge was pretty wobbly, but we survived the walk. A long way down, but the views were spectacular (if I only would have had more nerve to stand still and enjoy it).