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July Walkabout, Day 2 (with Pictures!)

[The events of this post occurred Monday, July 1, 2013.]

After getting around, we headed out of Denver to go to Pike’s Peak.

The Husbear wanted to take the scenic route, as always.

Which ended up being a three-hour “tour” on several single-lane dirt roads through the mountains.

The not-so-direct route to Pike's Peak from Denver.
The not-so-direct route to Pike’s Peak from Denver.
Head for the mountains...
Head for the mountains…
Apparently the river turns?
Apparently the river turns?
The Husbear showing us the road he has chosen for us to take...
The Husbear showing us the road he has chosen for us to take. The road that we almost got trapped on.
"Lucy" is apparently pissed at us...
“Lucy” is apparently pissed at us for the Husbear’s route choice…

We finally arrived at the entrance to Pike’s Peak, where we were told because of an incoming storm they weren’t letting people up past a certain point. Well damn.

So we headed to Manitou Springs to walk around the Garden of the Gods. As we were arriving in Manitou Springs, the clouds opened up and a deluge happened.

Double damn.

So we thought instead we would go to Cave of the Winds. Since it is inside and all.

The rains stopped as we got to the cave. As we were waiting for our tour, a flash flood rolled into the canyon below us. Which was very impressive to see.

The canyon below has a massive flash flood roaring through it...
The canyon below has a massive flash flood roaring through it…
More of the massive flash flood... which doesn't look that massive when you're several hundred feet above it.
More of the massive flash flood… which doesn’t look that massive when you’re several hundred feet above it.
Two bears waiting...
Two bears waiting…
In the distance...
Manitou Springs in the distance…
Dwayne rocking a bear hat...
Dwayne rocking a bear hat…
And the Husbear rocking the polar bear hat. ;-)
And the Husbear rocking the polar bear hat. 😉
Aww...
Aww…
I don't really know why I took a picture in the cave, other than to take one.
I don’t really know why I took a picture in the cave, other than to take one.

The Cave of the Winds is what I call a “Disney cave”, meaning it is all smoothed out and staged for the public. Not like most of the caves I grew up spelunking. But it got us out of the rain and was fun to walk through.

As we were leaving, the main highway had traffic stopped on it. The deluge caused a landslide that blocked the road. Luckily we were going in the opposite direction. Unlike the miles of traffic that were parked on it.

So we again headed to Garden of the Gods to walk around. Which we did. And took photos. And looked at the occasional eye candy.

Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Two bears from behind. And their behinds.
Two bears from behind. And their behinds.
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Moi, closer.
Moi, closer.
Moi!
Moi!
The Husbear and myself.
The Husbear and myself.
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Fence post.
Fence post.
Dwayne.
Dwayne.
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
This one...
This one…
... or this one?
… or this one?
One of these things is not like the other...
One of these things is not like the other…
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods

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This picture isn't so much that Dwayne is taking a picture. It's that I busted the Husbear trying to take a rock from the park...
This picture isn’t so much that Dwayne is taking a picture. It’s that I busted the Husbear trying to take a rock from the park…
Chucks!
Chucks!
The Husbear from behind.
The Husbear from behind.
Formations at Garden of the Gods
Formations at Garden of the Gods
The sky above the park...
The sky above the park…
More cloud porn...
More cloud porn…

It was time for dinner. So we headed into the historic area of Manitou Springs to get some food and find a hotel. Both of which we did. And then wandered to a few of the different bars here. After all, it was Beveraging Monday.

I feel like Mark from Voenix Rising taking pictures of strangers... but he was hot.
I feel like Mark from Voenix Rising taking pictures of strangers… but he was hot.

The Husbear was tired, so we found a hotel room. Conveniently located near the bar. Then Dwayne and I went back out after tucking the Husbear into bed.

And stayed out until 3 am talking with some of the locals….

Yes. Talking.

Until next time...
Erik