As anxious as we were to keep heading toward the Grand Canyon I was a little sad to be leaving the Colorado Rockies. I was also rather tired and thought I would sleep in the next day and let Bill hit the road early while I just caught up on some rest. When I told him of this great plan, he commented, “I don’t think you are going to want to miss the scenery, I’m sure you will find a lot of opportunities for photos!”
|Seriously, the snow was on the ground outside the car window!|
|This is Vail Colorado ski slopes. Where all the rich go to ski!|
|Bill likes these ramps for the truck drivers to take if they loose control to get off the road.|
Well, I have to admit that I drive him crazy. I just can’t stop myself, I mean I try, I really do! I take a few pictures and then we get a little closer and I take some more and then we are right up on a magnificent sight and I have to take a few more. Then I say, “Okay, that probably is all we will see for a while.” I actually turn the camera off, put it in the bag and we turn another corner and WOW! I get excited grab the camera, open the window, turning it on and taking the lens cap off at the same time. (Oh yeah, Bill has been having a real struggle with the wind, he has a hard time driving more than 25 miles an hour when the winds are whipping, my opening the window doesn’t help that situation!)
|Going into the Tunnel|
|Coming out of the tunnel|
|Who lives here????? I wouldn't want to drive down from there in the snow!|
So I get a little carried away and driving through Colorado into Utah I took about 1500 pictures. I really did restrain myself. Trying to capture the splendor and glory of God through His spectacular changing landscapes. Every angle and dimension is a work of art. So driving through the mountains with Praise music blaring, Bill and I are just wearing silly smiles, saying, WOW, I mean WOWSER, I mean WOWSERS! Amazing beauty everywhere I look.
I spent some time getting the pictures down to under 400, I will not share all of those with you. Needless to say, I never left the front to take a rest --- Bill was right I did not want to miss one moment of the scenery as it unfolded in front of us.
|It eventually got too dark to take pictures.|
But I still tried to catch the sunset
Made it into Utah! Is this one on your bucket list? I will fill you in on that in the next blog post.