We spent Monday down in Colorado Springs. We went to Garden of the Gods, and hiked up to the Siamese Twins formations, had a little picnic, let the girls play around a bit, started to get rained on and headed back to the van.
It was only 1-ish by then, so we decided to squeeze in a trip to the Olympic Training Center.
That place is awesome! We saw the toughest chicks in the world lifting one million lbs., a team of swimmers warming up, and shooters using their electronic rifles and targets. And just as the tour ended we got DUMPED on by the worst downfall of rain i've ever seen! It was amazing! This photo, obviously, does it no justice! We're all squinting because our eye-balls were getting pelted by massive raindrops. not because of the sun.
On Tuesday we went and had a picnic up at Red Rocks Amphitheater. I LOVE this place!! The roadies were there setting up for the Snoop Dogg concert that night, and exercise maniacs were running, or jumping up and down all the stairs, and then there were a dozen or so families that were just there for the scenery. I'm thinking that now that Jared has seen this place, he'll make it a higher priority to come next time Rush performs there...am i right??
On wednesday we went swimming here at one of our rec centers, and then chilled at home most of the day. Kristie, who is an amazing hair-stylist, cut Abby's, Grace's, and my hair. I kid you not when I say that i don't go ANYWHERE without people commenting on how cute their hair is! They'd probably comment on mine, too, if i ever had a minute to do it! She's awesome! So, if you live in the Raleigh/Durham area, and need a new stylist, let me know!!
It was so much fun having them here for so long!! There is a need in all neices' lives to have the "fun" aunt and uncle come visit. So, thank you guys for coming and staying and helping out and playing and we hope to see you again soon!!