At the risk of being one of those bloggers who never quit sharing their vacation pictures with the world, I'm going to show you just a couple more... but only because they demonstrate the awesome diversity of Colorado's landscape.
First we'll take a look at the fire:
One afternoon we were sitting at our sand-padded, tin-roofed campsite when we noticed an odd glow at the far end of the property.
But this was no ordinary campfire mishap. Within a few minutes this thing had erupted into a 100 foot blaze-gone-wild.
An hour later the special "brush unit" squad had the blaze under control. Thankfully no one was injured and no tents were melted.
Then, the ice:
The very next day we put our minivan in low gear and headed to the top of Pike's Peak. It was a beautiful, although white-knuckled drive, up a very narrow road with deadly unprotected cliffs just mere feet away from my tires. I couldn't have been more nervous.
When we finally got to the 14,110 ft summit it was a very cool 32 degrees - and a raging blizzard!
We hadn't been at the top for more than 15 minutes when the authorities started screaming that we had to head down the mountain NOW! Apparently there was a tornado heading toward us and they had no idea how it was going to affect the trip down. Oh, but we weren't supposed to go too fast because the road was going to be dangerous. Right.
So there you have it, the LAST of my vacation pictures. I promise.
But I must tell you - Charli and I are pretty much resolved to moving to Colorado when the time is right. It could be in 5 years, 5 months or even 5 weeks...
depending on whether the job applications I've submitted garner any responses.