Thursday, July 06, 2006

Our Little Getaway

Michele and I are on vacation this week. So far, we’ve been to . . .

Downtown Denver, including a visit to the Colorado State Capitol, a walk up the 16th Street Mall, lunch at the Wazee Supper Club (ironic, I know), a Rockies—Giants game at Coors Field, (complete with a sell-out crowd, a great view of Scary Barry in left field, and the fireworks after the game).

Royal Gorge, where we walked across the bridge, saw a cool-looking desert lizard, and dared ourselves to go on the Skycoaster over the gorge. Yes, we bought the stupid video of ourselves as proof of our “bravery.” No, I’ll probably never do that again. Is it time for mid-life already?

Seven Falls near Colorado Springs. Much like the Gorge, it’s a bit of a tourist trap and sort of expensive. But at the top of Inspiration Point, you’re well up over 7000 feet and the view is really nice. The tame-ish chipmunks are cute too, although they reportedly carry “plague” which doesn’t sound so cute.

1 comment:

Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

And a good time was had by all! Including the plague-carrying chipmonks. It's got to have been 40 something years since I was last there as a little kid, but you must have seen the exact same chipmonks, because I remember how tame they were.

Oh - maybe it was their great, great, great, great, great (how long do chipmonks live and how often to they reproduce, anyway?) . . . grandparents.

Glad you had a good time. Sounds like lots of fun.