On Friday, we were up early to head out on our day's adventures. We drove from Denver to Colorado Springs to ride the Cog Railway to the summit of Pike's Peak.
It was a gorgeous, warm day with a lot of sun and only a few puffs of clouds in the sky.
I can't say I've ever been on this kind of a train before, so it was pretty exciting!
The journey to the top takes about an hour and 15 minutes, and the pictures don't really do the views of the mountains any justice.
Before long, we could see Colorado Springs below us and knew we were almost to the top. Upon arrival, we were able to get out and wander around for a bit before the journey down again.
What was crazy is that it was all sunny and pretty as we neared the top, but within 3 minutes of getting off the train a cloud blew in and it was snowing! And hard! And the wind was cold! On August 8th!
Nonetheless, it was really neat being up there. It seemed sort of fitting that it snowed.
After the journey back down, we drove over to Garden of the Gods to explore. Again, my pictures just do not do the nature justice!
It actually looked like a storm was going to blow in the whole time we were out there, but fortunately it never rained or anything.
After we finished there, we explored Manitou Springs for a bit. Adam especially liked checking out the arcade with all of the old games.
We grabbed some food and then headed back home, where my friend Larae was back from a work trip. We spent the evening sipping some wine and chatting with her out on the deck before crashing after a super fun day!