MOUNTAINS! Honestly, how do Coloradans keep their eyes on the road with such lovely sights beckoning from every direction? I made my navigator, who happened to be my soul sister Kathy, very nervous by constantly gawking or shooting pictures through the windshield. (I couldn't help myself--oh, my, the landscape is breathtaking!)
And then there were these GREAT BIG ROCKS!
We drove through the Garden of the Gods park. Twice. Because I couldn't stop admiring. The rock formations are amazing. But it was raining, so I couldn't get out and wander. Maybe next time. *sigh*
Now, lest you wonder, there are deer in Kansas. But not generally in residential neighborhoods, as this one was. And you know what else? The deer chose to cross a busy street. With cars coming. And the cars STOPPED for it so it could pass. Um, sorry to say, I've not seen that happen in my neck of the woods...
But risking the possibility of meeting a bear face-to-face was worth it just 'cause of the wonderful peeps!
I had such a wonderful time in Colorado, getting to know the professional folk with whom I'll be working over the next few years and worshipping with fellow writers. All-in-all, my visit to Colorado was fantabulous. But you know, as Dorothy says, "there's no place like home." And I'm content to be back in good ol' Kansas.
God bless you muchly, wherever you journey with Him! ~Kim
P.S. -- Darien, you won the Amish cookbook! Please send me your snail mail addy (email@example.com) so I can get it sent to you.