06.22.15 Part 2 – Denver Broncos’ Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Monday, June 22, 2015 – Part 2

Located less than 50′ from the site of original Mile High Stadium, Sports Authority Field at Mile High standselevation-updated at an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, a characteristic that remains today as one of the most internationally recognized of any sports venue in the world. For visiting teams, coming to a an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level to play a football game presents physical and mental challenges that are always part of an opponents game plan.  I think it looks like a regular stadium that melted some in the sun!  It was actually designed to look like this!

stadium_denver Sports Authority Field at Mile High seats 76,125 fans on five levels of seating, including 144 luxury suites. While seating only two more fans than original Mile High Stadium, Sports Authority Field is more than twice as large, encompassing a total of 1.8 million square feet. It was constructed at a cost of $ 400.7 million dollars and opened on August 11, 2001.

 

 

Part of the main entrance to Sports Authority Field at Mile High

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This is a party room that represents the 5,280 mile high location

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Our tour group

20150622_12541350 feet from the current stadium in the new parking lot was the location of the previous Mile High Stadium.

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The new Jumbo-tron at the Broncos stadium

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The writers press room went on and on way past what this picture should show. It has a capacity of 400 writers. You’ll see more of it below.

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Each section of the writers press room has three levels of chairs and tables.

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Looking out the windows in one of the writers press room.

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The Bronco’s field is currently configured for Lacrosse.

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This isn’t one of those random pictures taken by accident. This is the ceiling in the broadcast production booth. It’s a pitiful looking room which is transformed for each game into what the production people want it to be.

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This is one of the walk ways leading to the stadium. The white objects you see (tiny as they may be in the pictures) represent various parts of football equipment. A kicker’s tee, bottom of cleats, etc.

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Looking out from some of the seats in one party room. These rooms are rented for $15,000 and up per game.

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This ultra plain room is the referees dressing room. Outside their door was a braille room designation tag. Kinda goes along with the common fans thought that the refs are blind!

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Part of the beer distribution system.

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Just part of the huge bottled and canned beer storage. Roy’s lurking around in the back on the right!

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Another part of the beer distribution system. It’s all kept in one place and distributed through hoses to all over the stadium.

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The medical room from the door – again visitors room – the Bronco’s is much much bigger and nicer but that is not part of the tour!

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Panoramic picture of the medical room from a different view. Click on it to see it larger. Then back click to return to the blog.

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Some of the visitor’s dressing room. In the Bronco’s dressing room it’s one big much nicer room. They do that for unity. They divide the visitor’s to help divide them!

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A lot of the stadium from the end zone. This is also a panoramic picture which looks better if you click on it to enlarge it.

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Close up of the Bronco in the end zone

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One pooped but happy old couple resting at the end of the tour!

20150622_133857The view as we were leaving the stadium.

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This was a really nice day for two sports enthusiasts!  The cost for the tour was $20 each, significantly more than the $8 each for the Colorado Rockie’s tour.  We both felt that the Rockie’s ballpark was much nicer than the Bronco’s stadium.  One thing I do know is that touring the Rockie’s field surrounded by so much baseball really deepened my love for the sport.  Oddly enough as many times as we’ve seen the Braves play at Turner Field we’ve never taken the tour there.  Maybe, one day!

We’re resting for a couple of days before heading on Thursday to a different RV park in Woodland Park, Colorado which is not far from here.

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06.22.15 Denver Rockie’s Coors Field tour

Monday, June 22, 2015 – Roy and I love professional baseball and football so traveling to Denver to see Coors Field CoorsFieldand Mile High Stadium was a must do on our schedule. Roy wanted to see Mile High Stadium and I wanted to go to Coors Field and watch a game there. We compromised and are going to tour both stadium for less than the cost of a ticket to see the Rockies play. We started the day at the Denver Rockie’s Coors Field for the 10 am tour.

The center field bleacher section is named “The Rockpile”.

20150622_101727While most of the seats in Coors Field are dark green, the seats in the 20th row of the upper deck are purple. This marks the city’s one mile elevation point.

img_1425Behind the center field wall is a landscape decoration that reflects the typical environment of the Rocky Mountains. This landscape area consists of a waterfall, fountains, and pine trees. After a Rockies home run or win the fountains shoot high into the air.

20150622_110508 20150622_110520Built in 1999, Coors Field has a capacity of 50,398 sitting on 76 acres. Fans sitting in the first-base and right-field areas are treated to a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains.

The exterior of the stadium:

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Markings being hand painted on the field20150622_100454 20150622_101153The Rockies big screen

20150622_100210The visitors dug out.  We made a call to the bullpen while we were there!!20150622_10123120150622_101554The press box from the field20150622_101241

A small part of the press box from inside – 20150622_103636 20150622_104605 20150622_104613

The visitor’s locker room and training room – check out the free sunflower seeds and bubble gum!

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Part of the visitor’s bathroom.  All sorts of products laid for them to use.20150622_102704  Colorado Rockies All Stars20150622_103207      One of the many suites 20150622_110256 20150622_110906

The Rooftop – a standing room only area that can hold 2000 people.  20150622_111930 20150622_111947 20150622_112528Miscellaneous pictures!

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We then traveled over to the Denver Bronco’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  I’ll continue today’s adventure in tomorrow’s blog post.  Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!!

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06.19.15 Riding on the COG Railway, Cave of the Winds and the North Pole!

its who you go withFriday, June 19, 2015 – What an ambitious day we took on today!  We set out at 6:50 am which is way before we usually wake up!  Our reservations were for the 8:00 train.  The town of Manitou Springs is a unique, quaint town loaded with charm.

pikes peak train depotFirst stop was the Pike’s Peak COG Railway.  No driving for Roy and clear skies this trip!  We met two nice guys from Ohio who sat across from us!  The path we took on the train ride was 95 percent different than what we drove in our car.  Lots of different sights from our first driving trip, but the snow was still on the ground near the Summit.

At the Summit,we DID NOT venture out into the 20150619_093139snow where we sunk the last time! We tried the Pike’s Peak donuts.  The only donuts made at an altitude of over 14,000 feet. They were very good.  You can see Roy enjoying them in one of the pictures below!

Following are pictures from our train ride up, at the Summit, and our ride down the mountain.

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20150619_093750From there we drove over to nearby Cave of the Winds.  The road up to the Cave of the Winds begins directly across the highway from where you come down from Pike’s Peak.  We only drove up to their parking lot and saw the different views from there.

Following are a couple of pictures we took from there:

20150619_115018 20150619_114914 20150619_114750 20150619_114708 20150619_114705 Santa-2011-0121-300x255Our last stop, and the most strenuous, was visiting the North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, a Christmas themed family amusement park..  This is a huge 25 acre amusement park with several rides for us old children and many rides for the littler children.  Several shops and food places too.  We rode on the Ferris wheel, Santa’s Sleigh zip line, Candy Cane Coaster, Sky Ride, the Paratrooper and the train.  The admission here is $21 per person but since we are both 60+ we got to enjoy it all FREE!!!

The following are pictures we took throughout the park and from the air during the Sky Ride.

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We purchased a large snow snow globe with Santa’s feet sticking out at the top and his head at the bottom in his red Santa suit.  The snow in the globe circulates constantly because of a little fan at the bottom.  We decorate the dashboard at Christmas and thought this would make a great addition to our current decorations.

To say that after this very busy week we are quite exhausted would be an understatement.  I’m looking forward to some down time this weekend when I  can spent a few hours working!   Wow, working is way easier than all this sightseeing.  It’s getting hot here in Colorado now and we really felt it today.

On Monday we have tours scheduled at the Denver Rockie’s baseball Coors Field and the Denver Bronco’s Mile High football stadium.  I’ll probably wear my Atlanta Braves Jersey and some New Orleans Saints apparel to spice up the day!  The high Monday is suppose to be in the mid 90s.  Eek! Too much like the southern heat…….

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06.17.15 US Olympic Training Complex AND Garden of the Gods

22800_10152913697526198_5636189900868181414_nWednesday, June 17, 2015 – Today’s adventure took us to the US Olympic Training Complex and the Garden of the Gods.

First stop US Olympic Training Complex:

The U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the Olympic Training Center programs.

The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center rests on a 35-acre complex located near downtown Colorado Springs. The center has sport venues and support us_olympic_training_centerfacilities for fencing, gymnastics, judo, modern pentathlon, shooting, swimming, taekwondo, weightlifting and wrestling. The facility also includes a state-of-the-art sports medicine and sport science center, and an athlete center featuring a dining hall and multiple residence halls.20150617_153417 20150617_153517 20150617_154427 This is the Olympics Hall of Fame museum where we played around a bit!

20150617_154741 20150617_154859 The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center is able to provide housing, dining, training facilities, recreational facilities and other services for more than 500 athletes and coaches at one time on the complex. Athletes are selected to train at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center from the top 15% in their sport.

20150617_155031 Our visit began with a video presentation showing highlights of USA athletes from the Sochi Winter Olympics and the London 2012 Summer Olympics.  I snuck a few pictures during the presentation!

20150617_15463720150617_160415 20150617_160517 20150617_160949The video was followed by a walking tour of the complex.  During the tour we saw:

The shooting training center

20150617_161841 20150617_162011 20150617_162041The weight lifting training center

20150617_162412The wrestling training center

20150617_162538The swimming training center 20150617_163151 20150617_163228 20150617_163308 20150617_163340The basketball training center

20150617_162808The gymnastics training center where a young boy was getting lessons

20150617_163745 20150617_163756 20150617_163837The athlete’s residence halls and dining room

20150617_162902 20150617_162949Sports medicine and sports science center

20150617_164132 20150617_164113 20150617_164110The weight training center and running track for non weight lifting trainees

20150617_164759 20150617_164749 20150617_164727Our guide was very informative and sweet.  The center use to be a military training center but definitely has a USA Olympic look about it now!

20150617_164941Next stop was the Garden of the Gods.  I believe there is only one God so the Garden’s name goes against that but it was a beautiful drive through the park. 20150617_132722Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300′ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world class Visitor & Nature Center is the most visited attraction in this area.  It is a city park so visiting it was free.

20150617_133418We stopped at the Visitor Center first, got a map and information on what to see, got back in our truck and were on our way to see the sites.

20150617_133733 20150617_133645 20150617_135251It is a beautiful drive with lots of giant red rocks rising up from the earth. I see that in the pictures they do not look the same red they do in person.  It was all much prettier than the pictures show.

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20150617_145007This one is a panoramic shot from one of the overlooks.  Click on it to open then after seeing it click the back button to come back to the blog.

20150617_141437The last rock formation we saw was Balanced Rock which Roy was able to crawl up on for these pictures!

20150617_143642 20150617_143650 20150617_143603When on our way out of the park we saw a deer crossing the road.

20150617_144618 20150617_144553A house on the mountain side!20150617_144450 That’s it for today folks!  These two tired old folks are taking tomorrow off from sightseeing.  Friday’s adventure will be taking the Cog Railway up to the top of Pike’s Peak where we drove to on Monday.  We’ll also be visiting the North Pole where we’ll have fun with Santa!

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06.16.15 United States Air Force Academy

scaled_USAFAsealTuesday, June 16, 2015 – After all the excitement of Pike’s Peak we thought we’d take it a little easier today – so we toured the United States Air Force Academy.

The Air Force Academy is unique in its dual role as both an Air Force installation and a university. The 10th Air Base Wing provides logistical, medical, fire response, security, civil engineering, family care and medical support across the 18,000-acre installation for a community of approximately 25,000.

After showing our Picture IDs we were allowed to enter the base.  We headed for the Visitors Center where we watched a 20 minute video about the Air Force Cadets four year experience here.  I didn’t know it really is a college experience where they come out as Air Force officers trained in a specific area.  Lots of wonderful information and I’m glad we chose to watch it.

20150616_141837The Academy’s stated mission is “to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.” It is the youngest of the five United States service academies, having graduated its first class in 1959. Graduates of the Academy’s four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree, and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force.

145115008 To gain admission, candidates must also pass a fitness test, undergo a thorough medical examination, and secure a nomination, which usually comes from the member of Congress in the candidate’s home district. Each class starts with around 1200 cadets with around 1000 graduating.

In addition to a rigorous military training regimen, cadets also take a broad academic course load with an extensive core curriculum in engineering, humanities, social sciences, basic sciences, military studies and physical education. All cadets participate in either intercollegiate or intramural athletics, and a thorough character development and leadership curriculum provides cadets a basis for future officership.

After watching the video we toured a little museum they have and also saw a couple of live Falcons being held by two young men who were explaining about them.  We walked through the gift shop and then left to see the rest of the campus.

20150616_13565620150616_135532 20150616_135543 20150616_135744 20150616_135825 20150616_141357It is a beautiful campus with picturesque views of the mountains surrounding it.  The camp covers 18,500 acres on the east side of the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains. This has to be such a huge blessing for the young men and women to live here and learn all they do during their training.

20150616_142541 20150616_141532 20150616_145918 20150616_145933 20150616_150056 20150616_150450 20150616_150542The next four are panoramic pictures.  To see them better click on each one.  Then click the back button to bring you back to the blog.20150616_15103620150616_131846 20150616_131517 20150616_132000The highlight of our visit was when we went to the Cadet Chapel.  Not knowing any better we toured just the main portion which is the Protestant Chapel.  We learned later there is also a Catholic Chapel, Jewish Chapel and Budist Chapel within the huge structure.

Both the exterior and interior are unusual and inspiring.  I can imagine that worshiping God there must be wonderful!  The exterior of the chapel is a focus point on the campus.

20150616_143732 20150616_143553 20150616_143227 20150616_143208 20150616_142631 20150616_142744The pictures below only capture a bit of the overwhelming glory of the interior. Information about the stained glass, the cross and the organ are below.

The Cross made of cast aluminum is suspended and is 46 feet high, 12 feet across and weighs 1200 pounds.

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The organ has 4,334 pipes ranging in size from 32 feet high to merely pencil like size.

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20150616_14540320150616_144133Roy had a little fun taking photos with some of the bronze statues on campus.

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Roy was thoroughly taken with watching a plane pulling a glider through the air over the chapel.  You’ll have to look closely in these pictures but if you do, you will see the plane and the glider.

20150616_143926 20150616_143930 20150616_143936This was the perfect outing for two old folks exhausted from their adventure the day before! The temperature today as in the low 70s and sunny!  We really see why people loving living here in Colorado – now that we’ve found the mountains!!

Tomorrow’s adventure includes the US Olympic Training ComplexOlympic+Training+Center+Colorado+Springs

and Garden of the Gods

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We’re both enjoying having some quiet time this evening and relaxing a bit!

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06.15.15 – Part Two – The Chauvin’s take on Pike’s Peak!

20150615_145045 20150615_145057Part Two – Pikes Peak – Monday, June 15, 2015

Two of Roy’s panoramic pictures are above. Click on the panoramic pictures (and any other picture) to see them full size.  Then just click the back button to come back to the blog.

At the Summit, we also ventured out at a different spot, as close to the edge as we could like two crazy old folks.  This involved walking through snow and rocks (large and small) to get there.  The views were amazing even with clouds covering some of the area.  We were the only folks there for much of the time which was nice.  The young folks we did see were just be-bopping along over the rocks and through the snow.  Boots was parked near us and is in one of the pictures.  That boy sure gets around!

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20150615_132140 20150615_133427 20150615_13350320150615_133655Now for our ride down the mountain. There are stops along the way up and down to visit gift shops, use the restrooms, see specific beautiful views and opportunities for exploring the areas through hiking.  We took advantage of all that (except hiking!) which made the whole experience even better!  The driving was quite different from every day driving, as on the way down Roy stayed in 1st gear most of the time and on the way up he went from 2nd to 1st a lot and used quite a bit of gas.

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Roy left our mark in the snow. Look closely it says CHAUVIN at the bottom of the snow!

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The ride down was totally different than the ride up.  It became very dark and cloudy as we were getting ready to leave the Summit.  Being in the clouds as they turn dark is quite eerie and kind of interesting to see. On the way down it began lightening and raining and then came the hail.  We pulled off to the side in a camping area where hail quickly gathered on the ground and on our windshield.  It let up after a while and we continued on our way down going through a lot of fog (maybe clouds).  A sign warned us of loose gravel on the road and there was quite a lot of it as we got closer to the end of the road.  Roy is an amazingly focused driver and I was very thankful for that yesterday.

We are planning to go back up Pike’s Peak on Friday on the COG Railway so Roy will be relieved of driving duty and we’ll see the mountain from a different view.  Can’t wait till then!

I’ve just finished going through almost 400 photos and selecting 100+ of them to share with you over two blog posts. Roy learned how to take panoramic pictures with our cameras so I’ll be including more of those as we go along. I know the amount of pictures are too much, but I don’t want to leave anything out!

It’s 7:30 pm here and after this long day, going through the photos and writing this I’m heading to bed to recover before tomorrow’s adventures.  I’ll post the blog and pictures tomorrow, Tuesday,when I’ve recovered a bit!!

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06.15.15 The Chauvin’s take on Pike’s Peak!!

10448807_10152579783948945_2726474839096275761_nMonday, June 15, 2015 –  Today Roy and I took on something I wasn’t sure we’d be able to complete.  We drive in Boots (our truck) up the 19 mile journey to the top of Pike’s Peak which is at an elevation of 14,110 feet.  I knew, of course, we could do it in our car (absolutely not hiking) but I was very concerned about altitude sickness and we did great with that, not a problem!

I don’t have a vocabulary big enough to describe all we saw and the beauty of it.  When God created the Earth I’m pretty sure He thought something like “Maybe I’ll create a little Heaven here on Earth and put it in Colorado!!”

Because of the abundance of pictures I’ll separate this into two blog posts.  Please remember that I post a lot more pictures than you may want to see but I do it for us for our memories.  We are saving a lot of these on our computer in a separate folder for screen savers.  Feel free to save any you’d like to do the same thing with.

To say we were two happy old folks ALL DAY isn’t saying enough about how much we loved this! Around every corner was another breathtaking view.  Us little Louisiana folks from the flat lands were deeply moved by the mountains, clouds, snow, boulders, and pine trees. The pictures directly below are from our drive up the mountain.  Yes the first one is a sign saying Pikes Peak Highway AND North Pole.  There is a North Pole here with lots of Christmas rides and shops.  We stopped there on our way home and found out it is free for folks 60 and over.  That’s us so we’ll be visiting there one day soon.  It is $12 per person to enter the Pike’s Peak Highway.

20150615_110643 20150615_111846 20150615_112307 20150615_112345 20150615_112419 20150615_112501 20150615_114002 20150615_115348This is where I started squealing when we started seeing snow!  The temperatures dropped over the trip upward to the summit and were in the low 30s by the time we reached the top.  20150615_115610 20150615_115814 20150615_120006 20150615_120021 20150615_120040 20150615_120211 20150615_120245 20150615_120252 20150615_120425 20150615_120443 20150615_120551 20150615_120707 20150615_120713 20150615_120902 20150615_121050https://rosalynandroy.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/20150615_121050.jpg 20150615_121246 20150615_121309 20150615_121521When we reached the Summit of Pike’s Peak we were well above the clouds and above many of the surrounding mountains with snow on top.  Going from looking up at mountains to being above the mountains looking down is such a change in perspectives, it’s exhilarating!

20150615_123815https://rosalynandroy.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/20150615_123821.jpg20150615_12382120150615_12405020150615_12453820150615_12471820150615_12485020150615_12485820150615_12465320150615_12471820150615_12475320150615_12533520150615_12534420150615_12541120150615_134138There is a place at the Summit where you can walk out safely and see the sights below.  It is said that those sights prompted Katherine Lee Bates to write the song America the Beautiful.  There are plaques there describing this, and one with the words of the song.

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06.14.15 Along the way to and in Colorado Heights RV Park

10178093_342910769197092_5000442774910047737_nSunday, June 14, 2015 – Roy and I are now 1,249 miles from our home in Amite, Louisiana!  We left Amite on May 5th, 40 days ago!  We’ve seen so much already, but the part of this journey we’ve looked forward to the most begins now!

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Along the way from Seibert, Colorado to Monument, Colorado we saw:

wind mills
Hundreds of wind mills as far as we could see.
wind mill blades
Four 18 wheelers each carrying one of the four blades needed to build a windmill

Some pictures of the mountains as we approached them.  I felt like a kid seeing them.  These pictures don’t do justice to the beauty God created in this amazing place!

mountain up closemountains moreI’m sure I’ll have more pictures to share of Colorado Heights RV Park but these are some from when we first pulled in.  We are at an elevation of 7300+ and are feeling okay.  I’m hopeful that’s a good sign for when we go higher into the mountains.   Since our home in Louisiana is at 0 elevation this is a big change for us.  Colorado Heights is a very big park and has a lot to do here with a lot of beauty to do it in!

new chairs and mat
These are our new rockers and recliners we picked up at Sam’s Club on our way in today. There is another anti-gravity recliner that we’ll keep sometimes inside, it’s tan.  We purchased the Fleur de Lis mat a while back but this was our first time using it.  Couldn’t decide between going with subdued colors or bright and bold.  Guess you can tell which way we went!
tan lounger with table
The tan recliner we’ll keep inside mostly. It matches our furniture real well!
colorado heights rv park
That’s Dora and Boots on the left side in this picture.
colorado heights view
This view of the mountains (and I don’t know what mountains they are yet!) is from right by our spot.
looking up at rv from trail
We are parked above a natural trail which I walked some of trying to find out what it was! These two pictures taken of Dora from below are from the natural trail.

way down on the trail looking up

As nice as it is here we did arrive to some bad news.  Two weeks ago Roy ordered a 10931306_1097965880229685_8471053185574325462_n new door lock for our RV front door and had it shipped here to Colorado Heights RV Park.  When we arrived on Saturday morning, they told us that it came but they sent it back.  The reason is that even though we made reservations three weeks ago through the Coast to Coast system, it doesn’t show up in the specific resort’s system until the day before we arrive.  They had searched through all their reservations and saw nothing for us so they sent it back.

Roy, being the brilliant man that he is 11011842_931209490253621_3955828387081218897_nstopped everything he was doing and called the Monument Post Office and they located it.  If he hadn’t called exactly when he did, they would have sent it back to the company.  They now have it arranged to be delivered back here on Monday.  Yes we did let the resort know it’s coming again!  We received a precious card from Madisyn with her Kindergarten picture in it and handwritten totally by herself.  So happy they didn’t send that back too!  They were very apologetic for what happened and since we’re getting the package on Monday, it’s all good!

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