Sunday, April 10, 2011

Garden of the Gods

The weather here is slowly warming up. Some days it is kinda warm... in the 70's. Then the next morning we wake up to a dusting of snow and a day that never warms up over 45. So when we get a warm day paired up with a weekend we have a tendancy to use that to go do something fun! Yesterday we decided to go hiking/rock climbing at Garden of the Gods.

We had to go to the Visitor's Center to get permits to be allowed on the rocks, so while we were there I took some pictures from the balcony of the park.


This rock is called Kissing Camels.


Can you see it? If not, don't feel bad. It took me a while to see it too.

Once we had our permits we went into the park, parked our van and had a little picnic. When we were done eating we headed for the rocks.


The kids and Owen had a great time climbing around on the rock formations. I didn't climb much cause by the time I took pictures they were moving on to the next place. Such is the life of the family photographer.



After climbing around on the rocks we started our hike. We walked from Turn off 11 to the Trading Post in the park. Along the way we walked through and around some beautiful scenery.




A few times Liam decided he was done walking and would just sit down or lay down in the middle of the path.



For the most part though the kids did great and had a lot of fun! There are more pictures that I can reasonably share on here, but if you want you can click through to the set from the day and check out the rest of the pictures of our adventure!