On Thursday, 12th, Andy and I did a little shopping – Sam’s Club, Harbor Freight and Camping World to pick up some items we needed and then headed back home. Our friends, Bruce and Sue came in and are camped right behind us. We spent the rest of the day getting caught up, happy hour and supper in the lodge.
Friday morning, 13th, Andy and I did a quick trip to Wal-Mart and then after lunch, Ann and I spent the afternoon together (girls day – ).
Our first stop was Garden of the Gods. The last time I was here was in 1976 and the scenery continues to be awesome! We first saw the movie and then did the auto tour with a few stops and walks. More information on the park can be found here:
The view from the visitor center:
Pikes Peak in the distance:
We then started on the loop road, stopped at the north main parking lot and walked part of the Central Garden Trail. We saw a few people climbing – Yikees!
And, yes, the park is free!:
From there, Ann showed me where some of the burn area was from the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012 – how sad:
The best part of the day was getting caught up with each other – . Thanks Ann.
From there, we went to Ann’s home where we continued to get caught up – . The three of us (Ann, Norlyn, and I) went back to the Elks where we met up with Andy, Bruce, and Sue and had a great dinner and a few drinks afterwards.
Another great day!