It was the most gorgeous day outside and unseasonably warm for this time of year. We grabbed lunch and headed to Garden of the Gods for a picnic and a little hike. We headed south of Balanced Rock and found ourselves in the coolest part of the park. Not only was the view of Pike's Peak spectacular but there were tons of cool rock formations that we were able to climb on and walk along. We were actually able to walk pretty far down the rock plateau. This section of the park, known as the Toad and Toadstool rocks, was so neat. We loved being able to explore, climb up onto the rock ledges, climb in between big boulders, and enjoy the warm weather. There was even a tunnel the kids were able to crawl through between the rocks. Andrew barely fit and was able to squeeze his way through to the other side. Thank goodness he didn't get stuck. We also found the remains of some sort of support beams for something that was obviously man made and the kids enjoyed being goofy on top of those. The last rock formation we saw was two leaning boulders. This was my favorite place because the light was so amazing.
Re-enacting the Lion King. Andrew was the perfect Rafiki.