We have been playing tourist in the Colorado Springs area for the past few days. I took this shot of Pike's Peak and a brewing thunderstorm from the Garden of the Gods. Shucks . . . I missed the tour @ Focus on the Family.
Although I am terrified of heights, I actually made it out on to the bridge over Royal Gorge--one of those places I wanted to see since I was a kid. I was fine until I looked down and saw the Arkansas River 1500 feet below through the planking. That was it--made a hasty retreat back. We arrived just in time to watch a large car club--about 50 Plymouth Prowlers--make their way across the bridge. Too bad they weren't Shelby Mustangs.
BTW--I finally took delivery on the new family SUV. If you have to ask about gas mileage, the M3 Stuart is not for you. But trust me, no one will ding my paint with their doors, no one is gonna "road-rage" me, and the next guy who turns left in front of me will be very sorry. Fort Carson has a number of tanks outside the main gate, including this M3 Stuart (a very small light/scout tank). Did anyone else read the "Haunted Tank" comic books when you were kids? I've been interested in Stuarts ever since . . . Finally got to see one.