Most of my posts have been about the West coast, but who could blame me? It's beautiful out there! Anyways, it's time for a change of location. A recent trip to Colorado helped me realize that being landlocked can be beautiful too.
Our next location is the National Monument, Garden of the Gods. Located in the heart of Colorado Springs, CO, it's insanely easy to get to, and is a little oasis to a city that is already an oasis in itself. Rocks build up off the small, curvy road and are easily admired. You can spot climbers scaling the sides and even shapes in the rocks (I thought the 'kissing llamas' were so neat). I went on a rainy day, which actually makes for exceptional viewing if you aren't looking to climb around- the water brings out the red in the rocks. It makes for a peaceful drive through, and it's very easy to climb out of your vehicle and onto the rocks.
Don't blink though- the drive is short and you might miss something.
The "kissing llamas" at Garden of the Gods.