Saturday, July 2, 2011

Vacation, Day 3: Having A Ball...Or Two Or Three

Saturday morning we were off to a slow start after staying up late the night before.  After coffee and toast, we headed out fro some sight-seeing. 

Our first stop was Garden of the Gods.  Here are some of our pics from there, but I'm so disappointed with them.  I got better pics of this place with a 110 pocket camera 25 or so years ago.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Kat at the Garden of the Gods

We followed that up with a tour through Cave of the Winds.  Here are some outside pics, but I couldn't get any good inside shots.

Area around Cave of the Winds.

Add Area around Cave of the Winds.

Area around Cave of the Winds.

We were ready for lunch, so we ate at Stagecoach Inn in Manitou Springs, CO.  Kind of quaint on the outside, in a tourist-y sort of way.

Stagecoach Inn in Manitou Springs, CO.

My buffalo burger with green chile and pepper jack cheese.

Shane and I split an order of Rocky Mountain Oysters.  Oh yes, we DID go there!

Shane, having a to speak.

After our meal, a thunderstorm popped up, so we headed back to the house and just relaxed for the rest of the afternoon, not doing much of anything.  I didn't even get a photo of the tacos we had for supper, but I promise they weren't made with any "weird" animals or animal parts.


Michelle said...

Ooo that lunch looks incredible!

A.Marie said...

You brave, brave woman....rocky mountain oysters??!! ;)

A.Marie said...

Oh, and I totally forgot to mention that I was so sorry to read about your Mother passing away. :{

Sheila said...

Both of those places look like they would be worth the visit. I love to see places like that--reminds me of when we lived in New Mexico. Yeah--rocky mountain oysters---uh--no!! Don't think I could do that. I'm glad y'all are having a good time. Everyone needs a little time away. Take care.