Monday, August 24, 2009

August 24


Today we drove the Pikes Peak highway and made it to the summit! It was frightening at times as I am not a lover of heights and the road has steep cliffs on the side of it. However the views really were spectacular. It was snowing when we got near the top and our lungs could feel the thin air at 14,110 feet!
This is a lake that was along the highway just a short way up.

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

I was there as a kid. It was so foggy we really couldn't see anything until we got back down. Bummer. Your picture is beautiful!

Christina said...

Beautiful view! I've enjoyed your photos from your trip; and I know you're thrilled to spend time with your son!

Brenda said...

WHAT? Snowing already? I guess it was a little cooler today so snow at 14,000 feet shouldn't alarm me. But it's only August!
So glad you're enjoying your visit to this beautiful city.
God bless.

Michelle said...

I'm catching up on your blog after being on vacation. Love this picture......it is so serene. And that is one crazy looking church. I mean that in a nice way. :)

The shot from garden of the gods is spectacular. Wow, too many great shots to comment about everyone!!

Michelle said...

Oh, enjoy your vacation in Colorado!

Cherdecor said...

I didn't realize there were lakes on the way up, but this is a beautiful lake.It must be filled with mountain spring water.

Flohbock said...

Oh ... very impressive and a very nice place!

Alan said...

What a spectacular view.

Susan said...

It's been years since we were there. God's beautiful world.
Susan

Musicaljean said...

What a Creator we have? How can anyone see such beauty and not be filled with praise and awe?

Darla said...

how beautiful! i know you are having a great time.

sara said...

what a gorgeous picture!!!!

I love that area of the country!

SaraG said...

BEAUTIFUL!!
Awesome photo!!

bentonflocke said...

that´s a really spectacular view - WOW - fantastic!

LuAnn said...

Great picture Mari - Enjoy !!!!

Aleta said...

I remember taking a trainride to Pikes Peak and how it was slightly difficult to breath in that atmosphere, but I loved it!