We always love any excuse to go and walk around Garden of the Gods together. It had been a few years since Al had been there, so we rounded up all the kids and headed on over before the afternoon thunderstorm arrived. We got there at the perfect time. The weather was cooler, and it only sprinkled a tiny bit while we were on our walk. Madeline had fun running up and down the paved walkway, collecting a variety of rocks along the way. We made it pretty much all the way around the path before it started raining. By the time we got back in the car it started to pour. What luck that was. I was happy that I managed to get all five kids to come on our little adventure. The beauty of this place never ceases to amaze me.
Gina came out to Colorado Springs to visit with us. We have all known Gina for a really long time. She went to high school with Mike and I have known her ever since Mike and I got married. When we lived out east, we would see her all the time. She was known for bringing us chocolate and doing fun things with the kids. All of the kids loved having her here. We hung out, played games, ate good food, showed her Garden of the Gods, and took her to the top of Pikes Peak. We love having good friends visit with us during the summer.
I took Greg, Ruby, Noble and my parents to Garden of the Gods today while the kids were in school. We had the best weather for a nice walk around the gardens. Considering the fact that it has been super cold we were lucky to get a good weather day. Greg was with us for the first part but then had to take a call for work so we left him and took the long way around the paved path. This was Ruby's first time to Colorado and one simply can't visit without seeing the amazing red rock formations at Garden of the Gods on a beautiful sunny day! Madeline had a blast running up and down the path throughout the gardens. She loved being free to roam around. The only part she was not particularly fond of was the cave like nook we were trying to get her to stand in front of to take a picture. Ruby tried to squeeze in the narrow slit in the rock and Madeline was only interested in trying to get her to come out. She held out her hand for Ruby to help her out. It was pretty cute.