Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Busy, busy

My brother in law and his two sons plus one extra arrived right on schedule last week, and it's been busy, busy ever since. Jason is not a rest and relaxation type of vacationer, and it's been a full week of road trips, hikes and outdoor adventures. Here are a few pictures from the last few days. The first two were taken at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.This is an absolutely amazing park and it's free. If you find yourself anywhere near Colorado Springs, be sure to fit it into your schedule--you will not be disappointed!We also rode the cog railroad up to the top of Pikes Peak.
It was thirty three degrees at the summit and the normally spectacular view was completely obscured by the clouds!Yesterday we went to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and saw the giant petrified redwood stumpsand learned how to find fossils in shale.
We walked lots of miles,took lots of photos,and were continually reminded that Colorado is truly one of most beautiful places on earth.
The Missouri Buxtons go home again tomorrow, and it will be back to business as usual. I'm afraid I've lost whatever momentum I'd gained on the back log, but it was totally worth it. What a fun week!

(P.S. Lots more pictures on my other blog for anyone who might be interested.)


  1. What a great summer you are having - and giving your boys so many wonderful memories!

  2. What a wonderful summer you are having! Great pictures too!