Thursday, July 10, 2014

Garden of the Gods

If you think of Colorado Springs, you probably think of mountains, Pike's Peak, and the very well known, Garden of the Gods. I'm pretty sure it's the #1 tourist attraction in Colorado Springs. I've been so many times before but I never get sick of it.

Why? Because it's just absolutely gorgeous there. I'm a huge sucker for mountains, views, hiking, the lot of it. And it's free. Can't beat that.

This was my first time at Garden of the Gods, back in the fall of '04. I was visiting Brian for the first time since basic training at the Academy and it was my first trip to Colorado! And we were just babies.

This was Brady and Rascal's first visit to Garden of the Gods in Feb of 2011. Both were unimpressed.

This was Layla's first time there and all she cared about was eating her dinner. And making stink faces, because it'd be silly to smile nicely for me.

Our view at dinnertime. 

My big, big boy smiling so nicely!

Layla decided she needed to join in but couldn't bare to part with her sandwich.

There were seriously so many people there (buses and carloads) so trying to get a picture of just them with no one in the background was near impossible!

Classic finger up the nose sibling shot.

All 3 of my babies!

Brady so proud of being the hiking leader.

I just love Layla's hand placement in this picture!

So you can bet if you come visit us, we will be making a stop at Garden of the Gods. It may be just a bunch of rocks near the mountains but it's beautiful aaand I'll use just about any excuse to go there.


Jen said...

It is such a beautiful place!!!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous! And omg 2004 Rachel is future Layla.

Shannon said...

The photographer in me is dying to go there!!!

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

Gorgeous! And Layla seriously makes me LOL!

Becky Dougherty said...

What a gorgeous place! The picture of Brady and Layla kissing makes my heart melt! :) So sweet! And I really don't think your family selfie could be any better! Layla's hands make it look like a professional asked her to do that! :)

The Chick Nest said...

Amazing scenery! Great pictures! I can't wait to visit!!!

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