Hello there my little muffin-birds!
(Can that be taken in a good way?)
This begins the first of many posts from Colorado, so I decided to kick it off with a good one.
|Would this qualify as a gem of a photo?|
|Deteriorated log cabin count: 1|
|On a 1.5 hour train ride, you resort to taking dicey pictures.|
Also: developing your bladder of steel.
|This *may* or *may not* be Pike's Peak.|
I seriously have no idea.
|A view coined 'Inspiration Point' by the woman who wrote the song America the Beautiful.|
Alright, this next one needs a preface:
about halfway up the mountain, the train took a stop to change the switches on the track.
A woman sitting near me spotted a black blob, and screamed "A bear! Oh my Lord, it's a bear! Sweet glory!" (may be a bit exaggerated...) Of course, everyone on the train was losing their minds, because God knows they've never seen a bear before. So, as a person who enjoys crushing people's joy on a daily basis, I zoomed in.
|Not a bear.|
|Hello, creepy creatures of the mountains.|
|Hi again cow!|
|A mining district.|
|The closer we got to the top, the more limited the views got.|
|Eventually, this was all anyone could see.|
HOW WAS SOMEONE DRIVING A TRAIN UP A MOUNTAIN IN THIS?!
|As soon as we got off the train, it started to hail.|
|It kind of looks like the end of the world.|
|The summit of Pike's Peak.|
Location: the middle of the parking lot.
|The Pike's Peak Highway, which was closed for a brief moment in time while we were at the top, on account of the weather. |
IT'S THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER.
|The incline on the way down.|
Yay Pike's Peak!
Now excuse me while I go stuff my face with onion rings and ice cream.