Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Paint Mines, Calhan, CO

About 20 miles NE of where we are here in Falcon ( a burb of Colo Spgs) there is a wonderful colorful park called the Paint Mines. This is where Indians did, many years ago, come to gather pigment to make paint for coloring pots.  

We went with Evelyn and 2 of her grandchildren and had a wonderful little hike through the area!

Arwen showing us the sign for the trail


Cadon and Arwen

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado Springs, CO

It was kind of fun doing a hike at the base of one of the most famous mountains in the world, Cheyenne Mountain, home of NORAD.  The wildflowers are beautiful and prolific right now.  Nice trail starting off taking us through  Gambel Oak and winding it's way up and through some Ponderosa Pine. Oh and did I mention wildflowers;)

We did 6 1/2 miles of the 20 miles of trails

Cheyenne Mountain

isn't this a beauty!

 After our hike we headed to the Bristol Brewery located inside an old school for a brew:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Misc Pics

Not many pics in the past couple of days but here are a few nice ones:

Pikes Peak

Air Force Academy

drive up in the mountains 

wildlife in the park.....

hope I can get a better one of this guy!

baby bunny!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Territory Days, Old Colo City, CO

Were are staying for a week near our friends Gordon and Evelyn in Colorado Springs and today we drove to Old Colorado City to attend the Territory Days Festival.  Lots of fun thing going on!  We all had a fun time!:

Arwen, Jackson and Cadon

lots of live entertainment!

Gordon and Evelyn

Cadon and Holly

check out the whip action!  Whew!

US Army Corp of Engineers Park, Iowa City, IA

Mike and I love it when we can find a COE park because they are always on water and our last stop at Coralville Lake was no exception.  A bi...