Colorado- Wheat Ridge - Boulder - Colorado Springs
Spent time with Michael in wheat ridge and golden
Took us to see red rocks buffalo bill Cody s grave and took a tour of the coors plant.
Also met Christian - Jessica's son who lives in Boulder and works for Google. The boys met when they were little and didn't really remember each other - hopefully they will stay in touch now.
After leaving Michael we drove down to Colorado Springs to see Pikes Peak and Garden of Gods - both are beautiful and worth the trip if you are in that area.
Garden of Gods is a park with all red rocks in all different formations that you can hike around and climb on - the kids loved it - we got there late in the day so we couldn't do a whole lot of exploring but you could spend the whole day there.
The next day we went to Pikes Peak (note they take advance reservations for the train so try to make them if you can) we didn't have reservations so we had to go stand by - not that big of a deal- we waited about and hour & a half to get the train. - it was well worth it! The ride up is slow but you go thru all kinds of terrain - when you get to the top you are in the clouds - we were lucky - it was cloudy at the bottom of the mountain but when we got up to the top the sun came out as you can see by the pictures. Glad we took the train becuase from what I saw of the road I wouldn't have liked that at all.