The friends we went with got a great deal on a 1 bedroom suite...approx. $45 a night!!! You can't hardly get a room at a Motel 6 for that price! The only complaint we had was that, for such a nice hotel, they didn't have an indoor pool. That's the craziest thing! They did have a very nice computer room, workout area, spa, breakfast bar, etc... so I guess it wasn't so bad :)
Sunday we headed down to Colorado Springs (about an hour south) and played in the mountains. This is what the girls were looking forward to the most! We could see on our way in there would be snow in the mountains, so they made a plan to attack Dan with snowballs.
First we stopped at Garden of the Gods. This a beautiful area of red rock formations that is a must-see if you're ever in the area.
Everyone had a blast climbing all over the rocks. I was able to get some really good shots of the girls, and even jumped in a few pictures myself. I think they checked out every rock & crevice they could find...and were completely filthy by time they were done. It really is a beautiful area, and we're so glad we got to visit.
The last stop of the day was Seven Falls.
A beautiful area, but absolutely not worth the $30 we paid (especially since nothing was open). They advertise lighting of the falls at night, and an Indian dance, but neither happened. We tried to get a discount on the way out, since we weren't told these 2 things wouldn't be happening, but to no avail. The falls are beautiful though, and it was good exercise walking up all those steps to see the top (180 the first time, and 224 the second). Needless to say, we were pooped!