Friday, May 15, 2015

Colorado National Monument

We might have been off hiking again....

And since no one has told me that a quilt blog can't go hiking..... are you ready??

We went to Colorado National Monument.
It is West of Grand Junction - over on the western edge of our state.


The views are breathtaking 


And my kids are nuts.  While that youngest one thought he was being funny - the dad was maybe 15 feet away ready to grab him!!




I just love black and white - 
the colors change so much 
( and I still pretend I am like Ansel Adams)



The terrain is crazy.
My oldest runs through this area
( like miles - and its all up hill - he is wierd that way)


My guys



Someday - when we look back at these photos - I am going to show them to his kids
And remind them that their dad was a HUGE goof, and to get a photo without goofy faces, bribery is always involved!!!




Scenery is always amazing - but the clouds.... so cool!


I then we headed into the canyons....
I have more photos.....

5 comments:

Unknown said...

Great pictures Alycia, love that shot of Mount Garfield with the Grand Mesa in the back. Homesick again, sigh...

Sharon

Terri said...

Beautiful pictures. Sounds like you had a fun day.
Hugs

Farm Quilter said...

So beautiful!! Have you ever looked at this area from the air? It looks like a huge caldera - I've never seen it from the ground, but from the air it is quite visible. Check out a topographical map... Love the hiking pictures - reminds me of my youth!!

Sally T said...

Holy smokes. Some of those views don't even look real...simply amazing! And yes...breathtaking!

Kate said...

Wow, gorgeous scenery!

I'm always reminding DT that I have lots of embarrassing photos for that can make their appearance when she least expects it.