Red Canyon

13 09 2008

On Thursday Webb and I took one look at the weather report for the evening and decided to cancel our planned camping trip.  Since “weather” wouldn’t arrive until about 5-6pm we decided to make a trip a few miles north of Canon City to Red Canyon (literally 10-15 minutes outside of town).  The entire Red Canyon area is a mix of Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Public Park owned by the City, and private land.  The rock formations out here are absolutely amazing and reminds me of a much cooler and less touristy version of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. We did a cursory exploration of the park and plan to come back and explore A LOT more in the coming weeks.

Webb and i climbed up to the very tippy top of this formation, there is a neat cave-like place up there where someone has clearly had a camp-fire.

This is a view of Red Canyon Park from the top of the rock formation.

Below is our truck.

I thought this tree looked really interesting against the sandstone rocks.

We didn’t get to go see these towering rocks on this trip, but plan to make our way over there on our next trip. They may look small from here, but they are actually very far away in this photo. Not sure if the road winds over that way, or if we will need to find a foot trail. Still, I’m really excited to see these up close and personal.

Other pictures for the trip…

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On a positive note…

29 08 2008

Webb said last night that i am a very negative blogger, so, I thought i would share with you some very good and/or lucky things that have happened to us lately…

1. Everyone around here has a cracked windshield. About 2 weeks ago the windshield of our truck was hit right on the edge by a rock. There is a one foot crack in the window that grows and grows. On Monday we went the the car dealership to get a quote on replacing the windshield, which was much lower than we anticipated…we almost fixed it on the spot, but decided to wait a little longer. The next day we drove to Colorado Springs. A huge semi-truck threw a rock at us and cracked the other side of our windshield… Very glad we didn’t replace it yet.

2. I also won an online contest where you post a comment and a winner is randomly selected. I was post #211 and I won a set of Hero Arts stamps!!! Pretty cool! I am also planning on starting a blog to show some of the cards I’ve been making lately, so stay tuned for that.

3. Webb and I had a good time in Tucson which included me getting to wear my goggles and Webb informing me that I looked silly. Webb also took a test and did very well on it, we got his scores just the other day.

4. Next semi-weekend we are planning a camping trip. We aren’t sure where we are going to go yet, but we have all the appropriate gear (we hope)…