Is there a better way to celebrate the nation's birthday than with a family trip to one of America's natural wonders? I don't think so! We started out at Bob's house (sister-in-law Pat's father), just blocks from the Waldo Canyon fire evacuation zone.
Brother Tom and sister-in-law Pat
Pat's father Bob is 98 years young
Tom took a picture of me as I took a picture of him!
Then we were off to one of my favorite places - Garden of the Gods.
I love this park because it's absolutely spectacular, and because people of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy it. Want to drive through? You can do that. Want to take a leisurely stroll? You can do that. You can take a hike or rock climb too.
We opted for a leisurely stroll.
Many of the rock formations have names.
The one at skyline and just to the right of Pat's head is called
After our trip to the Garden of the Gods, we went to a local brew pub. Pat's brother Mike joined us for an evening of stories and laughs. What a fun day.
Blogger made me crazy today. The pictures I really wanted to post showed up sideways! So frustrating! And spell check isn't working, and we all know I can't spell! Grrrr.