Saturday, May 28, 2011

5-28-11 Sunshine at last: a photoblog

Headed for the Springs this morning to meet up with Mom and Dad at the Trading Post and then get out in the glorious sunshine for the day at Garden of the Gods.

 baby pinion cones

 Pike's Peak with some great fluffy clouds and shadows

 Looking south

 Bob's first action shot was kind of wimpy. . . . 

 So this was "take 2"

 Missed getting an action shot of my fall (me? fall? never!) But here's the damage.

 Bob taking random car photos

 By lunch time people were everywhere enjoying the park.

 Back at the house, waiting on burgers to grill, it's time for the pickled garlic and smoked cheddar appetizers!

 After naps (also no pictures there), Mom, Dad, and I drove up to Gold Camp road.

 The tulips at the Broadmoor

 First stop: creekside. Time to numb the feet in that snow-melted water!

 Two blue butterflies were playing along the water's edge, but dang if they weren't impossible to catch a good picture of.

 This is me hanging out the window, dog-like, in the cool mountain air.

 Taking the "High" Road

 A Civil Works Administration project during the depression, the High Drive is  a one-way road far above the city.

The baby aspen leaves were light green and trembling in the wind. 

 After the drive we stopped in at Patsy's Candy Kitchen, a Colorado Spring staple for more than 100 years.

 My favorites!

 Dinner was at Culpepper's Cajun Kitchen -- first up, gumbo (REALLY good!)

 Bob's Shrimp Creole

 Dad's Sampler

 Nick and I shared the Seafood Platter, crawfish balls, friend shrimp, fried alligator, and fried catfish. 
The book I'm holding was brought out by the owner for us to look through. 

 Nick with the Slap Yo Mama seasoning.

 And then? DESSERT! Beignets, Peach Cobbler, and Bread Pudding in Pecan Bourbon sauce. 

We drove home in a food-induced coma, in case you were wondering. . . .


  1. You sure did had a great time with your family :)

  2. Looks like a great time...less the fall...was had by all!