March 28, 2007

stairwell accompaniment:Ray LaMontagne

The thing about real life is that important events don’t announce themselves. Trumpets don’t blow, drums don’t beat to let you know you are going to meet the most important person you’ve ever met, or read the most important thing you are ever going to read, or have the most important conversation you are ever going to have, or spend the most important week you are ever going to spend. Usually something that is going to change your whole life is a memory before you can stop and be impressed about it. You don’t usually have a chance to get excited about that sort of thing…ahead of time!-Edith Schaeffer

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March 24, 2007

stairwell accompaniment:Patty Griffin

March 23, 2007

Today we hiked Garden of the Gods. We also arrived at my treat of the week…the Bed and Breakfast!!

March 22, 2007

stairwell accompaniment:Snow Patrol

Sad to leave Boulder, we’re now in Colorado Springs!

Things we are enjoying today:
Being sore from hiking. Eating oranges. Going from cheap hostel to cheap motel. Sunshine. Two meals a day outside. Using the mountains as our compass. Sunsets very unlike the midwest. Faking British/Irish accents. Poorly.

Tomorrow we hike Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak!

March 21, 2007

Today we took the long hike 1300 feet up the Flatirons of Boulder, CO.
The arrow indicates where we ended:

many beautiful views on the way up:


This is what the top of the second Flatiron looks like:

and this is the end of the VERY long and scenic way down: