Saturday we went to Garden of the Gods and holy moly it was gorgeous! All that red rock in seemingly impossible configurations.
Sunday we went shooting in Pike National Forest. That's something I wish we could do in Illinois, shoot outdoors. Shooting indoors at a pistol range is SOOOO much different than outdoors. Loved it!
Monday we went up to the summit of Pike's Peak. Such a breath taking drive, in more ways than one, if you've driven it then you'll understand. When we got to the top it was probably 40 degrees up there. As we were up there clouds started rolling in, then it started hailing! Yep, little pea sized hail. So awesome.
We had to leave yesterday for the airport by 5 because it takes almost 2 hrs from where we were staying, ran into some awful Chicago-style traffic in Colorado Springs so that ate up some HUGE amounts of time. Then as we got about a mile away from our exit to the airport traffic came to a screaching halt. We saw a bunch of flashing lights and about 10 minutes after we stopped a helicopter took off from the scene. Once they let traffic through there was a very serious roll over crash. There were no skid marks so there's no telling what happened. At this point there was serious question as to whether or not I was going to miss my flight as I only had an hour left before it was supposed to take off. As we finally got past the crash scene I get a text from Southwest saying my flight was delayed by TWO hours! I breathed a little sigh of relief, I could now pee in the airport and not on the plane (I hate airplane bathrooms).
I finally got back into Chicago this morning at 2am. And went straight to work at 5am. Yea, I'm pretty tired, a few naps got me through but I'm exhausted. I'll share photos sometime this week.