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Me at N Platte RiverWell, I made it safe and sound (of body, anyway... it was 13½ hours, so my mind was fried) to Colorado. On Saturday, histrygrrl took me up to Woodland Park, and the North Platte River (seen at left). We were going to go up to Pike's Peak, but lamely, we were both still very tired and went back to her apartment. We did see Pike's Peak, and it looked very tall. Perhaps it is that she's lived in the mountains for so long and simply takes them for granite... ;}

Last night, we watched "Serenity" and "Objects in Space" from Firefly.

Today, and at this very moment, we are visiting jaka_talbot and klaus_weg and their 12-day-old Sebastian who as yet has no LJ. He is so tiny! I'm attemping to make a scarf for him that he can wear a bit later in the year and maybe the next winter.

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anterastilis
Aug. 22nd, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
oh...wahhh...it's so beautiful!

Where are you in this pic?

Before you say "I'm the human in the middle", I mean where in Colorado are you in this pic. =) I know what you'd answer!
mandydax
Aug. 23rd, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
In Woodland Park, not the town, but the park. This is where the N. Platte River begins. The river forms the border between... two counties. :) I was so tired when we were there I forgot many details like what the big rock in the background is called (other than mountain). It's nearish to Colorado Springs.
histrygrrl
Aug. 23rd, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I actually thought, "I'm in the foreground, in the fushia. I'm not camo'd. Put your glasses on, Marian!" ;P
mandydax
Aug. 23rd, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
Oops! I'm on Shaun's computer and forgot to change the log on to LJ. %P
redhook6
Aug. 22nd, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
The summit of Pikes Peak is about a mile and half above Colorado Springs, so "very tall" is an apt descripton. It's an awesome drive, but I was glad to read you did not attempt the drive while tired - it's not something to take lightly. Anyways, according to my local paper the Pikes Peak Ascent (a marathon) was on Saturday, so it would have been crowded up there.

If you get down (up?) there again, make sure you bring a jacket and plenty of fluids to drink. Also, give yourself plenty of time. It takes most people over an hour to get from the gate to the top, and another hour to get back down, and that's assuming there's not much traffic.

Did you see the Garden of the Gods? It's a free park open to the public, and there are lots of trails around there and breathtaking photo opportunities.
mandydax
Aug. 23rd, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
We really didn't stop anywhere scenic or touristy (unless you count Wendy's). I saw where a number of places were, like Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, and the AF Academy.
ladypentacles
Aug. 22nd, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
When are you headed home? We could try for the mountains either one night this week or this weekend. There are some gorgeous spots along the Peak-to-Peak highway that will give you great perspective (and you could see, or blink and miss, my hometown).

Can't wait until Tuesday!!!
mandydax
Aug. 23rd, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be leaving early Sunday morning, probably around 4-ish. See, Bruce Campbell is showing his newest B-movie and touting his book at the Campus Theaters in Iowa City, and flower76 is getting me a ticket. I'm going to be a total zombie Monday morning. :P

Yay, Tuesday! You can tell me all about what I should look for. :)
amherstbelle
Aug. 22nd, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
Love the pose. It speaks to me. It says "hello! grandeur!"
mandydax
Aug. 23rd, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
"Can you believe the size of that rock? Gaaaaaah-lly!" ;)
flower76
Aug. 22nd, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
Pretty!

But... granite?? Ow...
mandydax
Aug. 23rd, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
I was pretty punchy. I had a lot of really good (i.e., really bad) puns, but that's the one I remember. ;]
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