Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Heaven on Earth



Have you ever been to a place that reminded you of your idea of heaven? For the past few days, Brian and I have been in the Colorado mountains visiting his grandparents. And, the beautiful pristine scenery constantly made me praise the Creator for giving me a glimpse of heaven. I had been to Colorado before, several times. But, never before have I scene such lovely sites.




Art and Jan (Brian's grandparents) live in Forbes Park, Colorado on top of a mountain (with an elevation of of appx 9000ft). I must say, the thin air at this altitude was hard for a Texan who is used to cutting the air with a knife, but it was worth a little dizziness for the unbelievable landscape.




We set out on Thursday and made the 14 hour drive to the mountain. We decided to take Gladys with us, since she is not so fond of dogsitters. She was a great traveler, for the most part (more about that later). We arrived at 2:00AM and promptly headed off to bed. On Friday morning, I woke up to this:

We filled our time with hiking, resting, shopping, eating, talking, and chasing wild animals. It was such a welcomed break from the usual. And, I can't wait to go back.




Thank you so much, Art and Jan! Well, except for the gun. I don't thank you for that :)
[Art gave Brian one of his guns]

5 comments:

SG said...

Oh my gosh! I've been to Colorado but it wasn't that beautiful. That is truly over the top! Heaven on Earth, oh yes!! Praise our Creator, yes, the only way to experience anything! Art and Jan are such a blessing! I just love them! We are so blessed!

Kelli Davis said...

Oh come on! Every Texas man needs a good rifle! (You'll be glad when the boogey man breaks in!!) Looks so gorgeous. I have to say, I could really take summering in Colorado...

erinkern said...

Wow, those shots are beautiful! Good camera work, my friend!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

wow, your pics are amazing!!! i've been wanting to go to colorado for so long=) sounded like a great trip!

podso said...

beautiful photos!