Monday, June 09, 2008

Trip to Pikes Peak


We took our parents (my in-laws) to Pikes Peak recently. I really experienced shortness of breath while at the summit. The oxygen here was less and I could really felt it. And my father in-law had painful ears (because of the air pressure). Thus, we didn't spend a lot of time at the summit.


View from the Summit. It was very windy and COLD! We wore an extra fleece and a winter jacket and still felt the chill because of the strong wind.


My in-laws with Evy. This was taken on the way up to the summit. We also spotted two skiers ski down the thinly snow packed slope at the side of the mountain. See, no jacket here because it was not as cold yet.


On the way down, we stopped by the reservoir. Beautiful isn't it? A lot of people fishing here. They caught a lot of Trouts.


Evy posting for daddy by the reservoir!


Edda took a little snack at the reservoir rest booth.

13 comments:

Beachlover said...

what a beautiful scenary!!.Wish I'm there wt you guys:)

singairishgirl said...

Your photos are beautiful. SO bright and sharp.

tigerfish said...

I miss my road trips! :(

Evy and Edda so cute :)

Chawanmushi said...

Hi
I'm glad your girls have recovered.
You must have been really stressed out having to travel with your girls then.Take care of yourself too.

Dwiana P said...

It seems like you are having good time there! oh boy, I really need vacation too.
have fun dear!!

daphne said...

Look at edda! How sweet!! =) a fun filled family trip from the sounds of it. Beautiful scenery!

I Cook4Fun said...

Such a beautiful scenery and you are still enjoying the snow there. We are having heatwave with 105 degree temperature. Wish I am there too :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Come lah, come lah Beachlover!

Thanks D. It's my hubby Nikon D70。 Not my camera. Hehehe...

Thanks Tigerfish. Road trip is fun. Going to ride a scenic train ride later this afternoon.

Thanks Chawanmushi. This disease only lasted for a week, very common actually. It only became a big buzz when a kid in S'pore died from it. (The clinic children doctor we saw in J.B. said)

Thanks Dwiana. Oh yeah, I have been travelling and visit places with my inlaws this whole week.

Thanks Daphne. The scenery here is really breathtaking. Hopefully I can post more pictures up.

Oh man G, 105'F, can die man! Here still in the 70s, very nice. The snow was there and haven't melted yet because we were at high elevation, above the tree line and at 32'F or colder.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i want that blueeee skyyy...and i am missing cold weather already...it is starting to get too hot and balmy here...i get pissed off soooo easily these days...poor sous chef haha

Retno Prihadana said...

Beatiful picture and view Ching. Evy and Edda....soooo cute.

Janet Chor said...

wow..... the scenery is breath-taking !! my hubby said your guys should be longer life than us coz your place is nice and peace ^_^

ann said...

I was there in March during my trip to Colorado Springs. It was a scenic way up but the ride down hill was pretty tiring and boring tho. Did u try their famous "Pikes Peak Donut"??

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Ann, no I did not. I didn't even know there is a famous Pike Peak Donut. :P