So on Saturday, we flew into Denver in the morning, rented a car, and drove down to Colorado Springs and toured around the Garden of the Gods. Then we drove up into the mountains to Woodland Park and Divide AKA the places I used to live and go to school at as a kid. Then we continued on through the mountains, drove into Buena Vista and then up the Arkansas River drainage to Leadwood, and eventually caught up to the I 70 freeway and headed west to Glenwood Springs. We went there for the famous hot springs, but only half of us went in (the whole bring swimgear wasn't communicated too well, I guess) and I was the only one who did any serious swimming. (By that I mean diving. And by that I mean a mix of cannonballs and bellyflops... yeah, I'm still a little sore from that.)
Today we got up early and left... so early that the sun wasn't even up yet. We drove east on I 70 and went over a couple of passes. We stopped at Vail Pass to play around in the snow a bit, then continued on into Denver, where we drove down and walk around the capital for a bit. Then it was off to the airport, where we flew to Albuquerque and then to Dallas.
Aaaaaaaanyway, it's been a loooong weekend, but it was lots of fun and we saw lots of scenery and snow capped mountains. (And drove over a few snow capped passes.) I wish we could've spent more time hanging around and doing some little things, but we just didn't get the chance. And now I have 300+ pictures to sort through... although sadly most of them are shot through a dirty car window, since we didn't stop for every scenic view.
Now I'm burned out and have work tomorrow... yay!