We left Sherry’s to go back to the airport. Our drive out was so pretty! If only I could have figured out how to get it all captured in my camera…
We decided to go through Colorado Springs and drive through Garden of the Gods. It is a spot that I always love. The first thing we came to was Balancing Rock. This is always a fun first stop.
The 1-1/2 hours we had there was not long enough, especially when 45 minutes was spent in the trading post! We hadn’t shopped anywhere in Colorado, so I guess here was as good as any for a souvenir. I got a hoodie. Madison bought a t-shirt. Ellie bought a stuffed animal wolf with a Colorado hoodie. Jeremy, uncharacteristically, bought nothing. Madison and Ellie always bought sand to pan for rocks. They found some “real” gems!
We also tried a short hike, which wasn’t as short as we wanted, and was a little more miserable than we wanted between the heat and tired girls.
Then, we just drove by sightsaw (is that a word??) what we could. We were pressed for time at that point to try to get to the airport.
Then we hit an accident. Then, I had to check-in because I had a bag. Then, the security checkpoint took 15 minutes at least. Then, the bag scanner broke in our line. Then, my bag was held back because I always carry food that sets off their machine. (Note to self: remove food from bag next time.) Then, the bag before mine to be checked had a pocketknife in it and the lady walked off to put it somewhere… and my bag just sat there… Then, we made it to the gate… barely. Then, we sat on the plane because as luck would have it there were 13 passengers coming from San Francisco that needed to catch this flight. So, we weren’t the last ones!
We settled in, watched the TV on the seatback, which kept the kids pretty well occupied. And as we flew over Indiana and into Ohio we were blessed with this sunset. Madison said, “It’s as pretty above the clouds as from the ground.”
Jeremy also caught a glimpse of Progressive Field from the air to mirror the Indians game he was watching on board. We climbed into our car and headed home. We fell in bed at 12:30am. Now to get on Eastern Time before school starts on Monday.